A science book makes a brilliant birthday gift or Christmas stocking filler, you could pair up a book with a magnifying glass ( we like this one from Learning Resources ), a little notebook and pen, magnet set or even a mini science kit to make a fun, inexpensive and slightly unusual gift. I’ve compiled a list of a few of our favourite science books for kids.
This Is Rocket Science
I’m a bit biased with this one as it’s my own book, but This Is Rocket Science is bursting with fun and easy rocket science themed activities and experiments taking you into space, around the solar system and back to Earth with a bang!
The Icky Sticky Science Activity book
The Icky Stick Science Activity Book, isn’t as full of experiments and activities as some others on the market, but we like the mix of doodles, games, quizzes and puzzles which make it a great book for taking out and about.
Iggy Peck Architect
When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up. The fun rhyming text and super cute illustrations make this book appeal to children and adults alike.
From the same publisher also check out Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist.
STEAM – Play and Learn
This beautiful book from the always amazing Babble Dabble Do is a wonderful introduction to the world of STEAM with 20 colourful projects sure to appeal to children and adults alike.
In 30 seconds
This brilliant range of book from Ivy Kids each contains 30 topics, explained in 30 seconds accompanied by a super snappy 3 second sum up and 3 minute mission. They are perfect for reading together in short bursts or for children to explore alone. We especially enjoyed, Weather, Human Body and Leonardo Da Vinci.
The Curious Kids Science Book
This beautiful book from Asia Citro is full of colourful, fun science and engineering activities presented beautifully.
TinkerLab is one of our favourite bloggers and this book complements the website beautifully. We love how it encourages creative thinking and hands-on exploration. Definitely a must have book for little scientists and engineers.
This Book Thinks You’re A Scientist
Published in association with London’s Science Museum this beautiful book explores seven scientific areas including force and motion, electricity and magnetism, earth and space, light, matter, sound and mathematics.
Readers are encouraged to ask questions, carry out their own experiments and record their findings. The book is beautifully presented with areas to record results, design things like new constellations and a musical instrument. It also includes cut outs of speed boats, and drip mazes amongst other things. This one is definitely near the top of our favourites!
My Mummy is an Engineer
This book is a little girl talking about her Mummy’s job, which is both looking after the little girl and being an engineer. It makes a refreshing change from more traditional stories where the Mum is at home and gives a wonderful glimpse into the exciting life of an engineer.
A is for Atom
This beautifully illustrated book is a fun guide through the ABCs of chemistry. It would make a lovely first science book for little ones and a wonderful way to introduce children to real scientific concepts while also teaching the alphabet!
Packed with diagrams, colourful photographs and cutaway drawings showing the insides of engines, Car Science looks at the science behind cars, G-force and energy.
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