Science Books


Exercise your library card! These books are highly recommended for children of all ages to light a spark, inspire the imagination, or expand on their current knowledge. Living books are real books that make the subject come to life, as opposed to the reading of textbooks which lists facts in summary form.


SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
The best way to learn about science is to do science! Grab a book of science experiments, some supplies and get to learning about the world around us.

101 Great Science Experiments
by Neil Ardley
Age Range: 8-12
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
by Tom Robinson
Age Range: 7-12
Kitchen Science Lab for Kids
by Liz Lee Heinecke
Age Range: 8-12

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INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES, AND SCIENTISTS
Learning about scientists, inventions, and discoveries doesn't have to be boring. Check out these great books about people who discovered electricity, mapped the underwater basin, traveled to the stars, discovered antibiotics, first programmed a computer, or invented a system that allows the blind to read.


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Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize
by Kathy-jo Wargin
Age Range: 7-10
Along Came Galileo
by Jeanne Bendick
Age Range: 9-12
Audubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier
by Jennifer Armstrong
Age Range: 5-9

Benjamin Franklin
by Ingri D'Aulaire
Age Range: 6-12
The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon
by Jacqueline Davies
Age Range: 4-7
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth
by Kathleen Krull
Age Range: 7-10
Come See the Earth Turn
by Lori Mortensen
Age Range: 5-8


Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment
by Wendy Macdonald
Age Range: 8-12
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip
by Gaylia Taylor
Age Range: 6-10
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks
by Jeannine Atkins
Age Range: 10-16

Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas
by Cheryl Bardoe
Age Range: 5-9
Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
by Jonah Winter
Age Range: 4-8
The Hole Story of the Doughnut
by Pat Miller
Age Range: 6-9

I, Galileo
by Bonnie Christensen
Age Range: 8-12
The Illustrated Longitude
by Dava Sobel
Age Range:
In the Garden with Dr. Carver
by Susan Grigsby
Age Range: 5-8
Incredible Inventions
by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Age Range: 4-8



Leonardo and the Flying Boy
by Laurence Anholt
Age Range: 6-9
Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer
by Robert Byrd
Age Range: 7-10
Look to the Stars
by Buzz Aldrin
Age Range: 6-8

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau
by Jennifer Berne
Age Range: 6-9
Marie Curie for Kids
by Amy M. O'Quinn
Age Range: 9-12
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor
by Emily Arnold McCully
Age Range: 7-11
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring
by Gilbert Ford
Age Range: 4-8


Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
Age Range: 6-10
The Mystery of the Periodic Table
by Benjamin D. Wiker
Age Range: 10+
Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci
by Gene Barretta
Age Range: 4-8

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
by Don Brown
Age Range: 4-7
One Giant Leap
by Robert Burleigh
Age Range: 6-8
Pasteur's Fight Against Microbes
by Beverly Birch
Age Range: 9-12


Radio Rescue
by Lynne Barasch
Age Range: 5+
The Secret Subway
by Shana Corey
Age Range: 4-8
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
by Jen Bryant
Age Range: 4-8
Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Age Range: 4-7

Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
by Peter Sis
Age Range: 6-10
Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog
by John Muir
Age Range: 6-9
Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
by Margarita Engle
Age Range: 5-8

Sweet Dreams, Sarah: From Slavery to Inventor
by Vivian Kirkfield
Age Range: 5+
Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives
by Gene Barretta
Age Range: 6-10
The Toothpaste Millionaire
by Jean Merrill
Age Range: 10-12




SCIENCE LITERATURE
Do you like to read science in the form of literature instead of from a boring textbook? Written to create and inspire a love of science and explained in a way that is enjoyable for the child and parent, you'll enjoy the new take on science once you dive into these books.

Black Holes and Uncle Albert
by Russell Stannard
Age Range: 7-8
Favorite Thornton Burgess Animal Stories Boxed Set
by Thornton W. Burgess
Age Range: 8-11
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World
by Faith McNulty
Age Range: 4-8
The Mad Scientists' Club Complete Collection
by Bertrand R. Brinley
Age Range: 8-12

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The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System
by Joanna Cole
Age Range: 4-8
Sid the Science Kid
by Jennifer Frantz
Age Range: 5-8
Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius
by Frank Asch
Age Range: 7-10


OLD EARTH SCIENCE & THE BIBLE


Big Bang!: The Tongue-Tickling Tale of a Speck That Became Spectacular
by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
Age Range: 5-8
Dinosaurs!
by Michael Carroll
Age Range: 8+
God's Creation Series: Space and Time
by Michael Carroll
Age Range: 6+
God's Creation Series: Sky and Sea
by Michael Carroll
Age Range: 8-12

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God's Creation Series: Rocks and Plants
by Michael Carroll
Age Range: 8-12
God's Creation Series: Fish, Bugs and Birds
by Michael Carroll
Age Range: 8-12





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