8 Science and Science-Related Books For Children

For children who love science, here are 8 books we recommend reading!  

9781409551287 Look Inside Science by Minna Lacey

Full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps. Covers basic science topics from how plants grow to astronomy and forces. Ages: 3+

ISBN: 9781409551287

9780061915239Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!  is filled with celestial facts and sparkling illustrations. Best of all, take the glow-in-the-dark cover outside at night to launch your own fancy stargazing adventure.
Ages 4+

ISBN: 9780061915239 

9780008169183Collins Fascinating Facts – Science 

A great balance between important historical information and fun, entertaining facts and an introduction to learning about our great scientific milestones with dates, figures and diagrams. Ages 5+

ISBN: 9780008169183


9780062314918Alien In My Pocket: Blast Off! by Nate Ball

Like every book in the Alien in My Pocket series, Blast Off! mixes Common Core–aligned science and safe, hands-on experiments with hilarious stories that young readers will love. Ages 6+

ISBN:  9780062216236 (other titles available in this series)



9781409539001Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do by Rebecca Gilpin & Leonie Pratt

A new edition of this bumper activity book, introducing children to the world of science in a practical and interactive way. Ages 7+

ISBN: 9781409539001


9780062671806Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere by Elise Gravel

Meet Olga, the amazing child scientist who LOVES animals, and the star of this new, super-accessible and graphic middle grade series. Ages 8+

ISBN: 9780062671806   




100 Things to Know About Science by Alex Frith, Jonathan Melmoth, Minna Lacey & illustrated by Jorge Martin and Jerome Martin

Science is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. Ages 9+

ISBN: 9781409582182 


9781409547082What’s Science All About? by Alex Frith, Hazel Maskell, Dr. Lisa Jane Gillespie, Kate Davies & illustrated by Adam Larkum

Written in a conversational style, this book offers children an approachable source of information on physics, chemistry and biology. Ages 11+

ISBN: 9781409547082 


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