8 Books That Will Make Your Kids Like Science

8 Books That Will Make Your Kids Like Science

By Megan Habel , Jun 8th 2016

science books for kids

Science isn't so scary thanks to these books!

Have a class full of students who are feeling a little unenthusiastic about science? If they enjoy reading, then try sneaking a little bit of science into their library. Science books for kids are filled with pictures and stories that can help inspire a thirst for knowledge and scientific exploration. There are tons of great books out there that will encourage an early love of science, but here are a few that are sure to spark a love of all things scientific!

8 popular science books for kids in grades K-8:

1. Caterpillar to Butterfly by Laura Marsh

caterpillar to butterfly

The evolution of a butterfly is a pretty amazing and fascinating process. Introduce young learners to the journey lumpy caterpillars embark upon to become beautiful butterflies, while also showing them one of the many wonders science can offer.


2. Our Great Big Backyard by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

our great big backyard

Just in time for summer, this children’s book by former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager reminds us all of the importance of our nation's National Parks. Packed with wonderful park illustrations and a fun storyline, the book honors the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and motivates children to get out there and explore!


3. What If: Mind-Boggling Science Questions for Kids by Robert Ehrlich

what if

Oftentimes, the best way to learn something new is to start with a simple question. Though the questions in What If are funny and will get kids giggling, the answers are all backed by science.


4. Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space by Dominic Walliman

professor astro cat frontiers of space

With so much to learn and understand about the vastness of space, it’s important to have a great teacher to guide children along. That’s where Professor Astro Cat comes in! The professor happens to be an expert on nearly everything that’s going on in the universe, including the sun, gravity, and even aliens.


5. From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons

from seed to plant

As your students grow each day, so does the world around them! Written by bestselling author Gail Gibbons, From Seed to Plant uses simple illustrations and text to give early learners a good grasp on what the growth of a plant looks like.


6. One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin by Kathryn Lasky

one beetle too many

Every wonder what Charles Darwin was like as a young boy? Turns out, he was like a lot of children — he loved exploring and playing in the dirt! Perfect for elementary school readers, the story of his life is full of exciting adventures and discoveries.


7. The Secret Galaxy by Fran Hodgkins

the secret galaxy

To match the wonder and amazing beauty of the stars, this book is full of breathtaking pictures and lyrical writing. Narrated by the Milky Way Galaxy itself, The Secret Galaxy shares the secret behind what makes this galaxy so unique.


8. Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh

girls think of everything

Female inventors and scientists have created some of the most important and enduring inventions that the world has ever seen. Readers of all ages will love getting a closer look into how many of the items we use every day were thought up and created by several of the smartest women in history.

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This post was written by Sydney Moorhead, the product specialist at BookPal. She is currently reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

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