Top 10 Best Science Books for Kids

12:00 pm 18 Feb, 2013


Science is all around us and no matter how much we deny it; science is the life skill for everyone these days. I loved reading science books and doing little weird experiments in my backyard to know about things as a child. Therefore, I believe it is important for all parents to groom their children with good science books as they grow. There are many science books that cover the subject in various parameters to help kids, so that you don’t get confused about which one to pick for your kid, we have listed here the top 10 science books for kids.

10. 365 Science Experiments:

Written by Estelle Longfield, the 365 Science Experiments lets your child discover the secrets of science through a range of experiments that are made to challenge and entertain your kid. The book gives your child a fun way to learn about different aspects of science by trying things in real world scenario. So get home and see how much science can be fun for your kid with hundreds of experiments.

365 Science Experiments

9. Freaky Science:

Authored by Mark Frary, the Freaky Science book is a collection of 1,500 weird, cool science experiments and wonderful scientific facts and secrets about the world. With the Freaky Science book your kid will discover new things, from the smallest to the biggest, about the universe and beyond. With the help of the book your kid would be able to know even the strangest facts like how a cat can be alive and dead at the same time etc.

Freaky Science

8. 11 Experiments That Failed:

Written by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter, the 11 Experiments That Failed is a book of experiments for kids who want to learn by doing and for the parents who want that their kids discover the truth about things for themselves, than just being told about them. The book is brilliant and outrageously funny collection of stories about a girl who conducts a series of experiments to find answers to her questions.

11 Experiments That Failed

7. Science in Seconds for Kids:


Written by Jean Potter, the Science in Seconds for Kids is a way to experience the magic of science with quick and easy to conduct experiments. The experiments are short and simple, which your child can complete in less than 10 minutes. The step-by-step instructions in the book make experiments fun and easy for kids of all ages. The experiments in the book require nothing more than the materials readily available in your home or backyard.

Science in Seconds for Kids

6. How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum:

Written by Jessie Hartland, the How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum is a fascinating story of 145-million year journey of a dinosaur. The book engagingly explains the process of how a Diplodocus longus, since its discovery in 1923 in Utah got to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Jessie is a great illustrator, and the book shows exactly why.

How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

5. North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration:

Authored by Nick Dowson and illustrated by Patrick Benson, North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration is an illustrated picture book about the life, flora and fauna of the Arctic Circle. The illustrative book shows the kids the hardships and harmony of wild life in the region. It shows how different species of animals visit the Arctic in the summers and leave the place in the winter.

North The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration

4. Coral Reefs:

Authored by Jason Chin, the Coral Reefs is a great work on the amazing facts about coral Reefs. A must book for your child if he/she love all thing underwater. The fantastic book from Jason takes us on a journey of the coral reefs and comprises of everything a kid wants to and needs to know about the amazing an captivating creatures that make the coral reefs their home.

Coral Reefs

3. The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book:

Written by high school science teacher Tom Robinson, The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book is a great book that compels kids to conduct a variety of experiments using the regular household items. The book shows how science experiments can expand a child horizon in all subjects including biology, physics, chemistry and space, all from a series of student tested experiments.

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book

2. The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia:

Written by Charles Taylor and editors of Kingfisher, the Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is more than just a book of facts about science and technology. The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is your child’s guide to all things that he/she needs to know in the fast-paced world moving ahead with a blend of science and technology. The Encyclopedia provides in-depth information which compels the reader to think, question and understand new topics in a jiffy.

The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

1. What Is the World Made Of?:


Authored by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld with illustration from Paul Meisel, the What Is the World Made Of?, is one of the most amazing science bookx for kids, to let them understand the important science concepts so that they can easily differentiate between solids, liquids, and gases. The kids with the lovely illustrations in the book can understand why you cannot walk through the wall, or why water decreases in volume when heated at boiling point.

 What Is the World Made Of

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