Helpful Nonfiction Books


Northwest Educational Services is pleased to recommend these helpful books. To make browsing and shopping easy for you, the books are sorted by topic and linked to Amazon. Plus, we earn a nickel each time you spend a dollar. Please read our affiliate disclosure to learn more.

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Below you’ll find the list of categories of books, each of which is a link to a separate page with our recommendations.



Learning & Studying

Teen Nonfiction


Brain Health

Executive Function


Peak Performance: Athletics, Art, and Music


Positive Psychology: Mental Health and Happiness

Neuroscience & Psychology

Schools and Teaching