Science Books for Kids Introduction

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The books on this site are separated into the following age/reading level categories:

We are also starting a list of themed book lists, based on one topic or subject.
Doing a unit on a particular topic? Child passionate about a certain subject? We might just have something for you!

Try our themed collections of science children’s books (newest to older):

polar-habitatsChildren’s Books about Polar Habitats

nocturnal-animals-books-for-kidsChildren’s Books about Nocturnal Animals

tide-pool-childrens-booksChildren’s Books about Tide Pools

science-books-for-kids-fishChildren’s Books about Fish


compost-booksChildren’s books about Decomposition and Composting

Children's-Books-About-WaterChildren’s Books about Water and the Water Cycle

Science Books for Kids- WeatherChildren’s Science Books about Weather

ant-books-buttonAnt Books for Kids


tree-books-buttonGiant List of Children’s Books About Trees


books-for-gardening-with-childrenGardening Together with Children (For Educators)


pi-day-booksPi Day and Math Books for Kids


desert-books-buttonBooks about Deserts for Kids


popular chemistry books for young adultsPopular Chemistry Books for Young Adults



Scientists in the Field series for middle grade readers



popular-chemistry-books-for-kidsPopular Chemistry Books for Kids



Books about honey bees for kids



Bird Books for Kids


Science Poetry Books: Space or Astronomy Theme

list-space-books-for-kids30 Children’s Books about Space and Astronomy


Ocean and Beach Science


poetry-books-about-insects-for-childrenChildren’s Poetry Books About Insects and Spiders


Children’s Books About Moths and Butterflies


Children’s books featuring spiders


Children’s books about seeds


gardening-books-for-kidsGardening/Plant Science Books for Kids



21 Children’s Books about Women Scientists

“My review” links take you to full reviews of the books at Wrapped In Foil blog, many with suggestions for hands-on activities. “Related science activities” links take you to posts at Growing With Science, often inspired by the book. Linked titles go to Amazon for further information.


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