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 to get you started.

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!

UK: https://amzn.to/2JPAj45
US: https://amzn.to/2MrxQvp

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Snackable Science

Snackable Science contains 60 delicious edible science experiments for kids of all ages! Make chocolate bridges for dinosaurs, build a marshmallow treat Jenga, edible fudge Tetris and lots more yummy science.

Snackable Science Experiments for kids - edible science book

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.

UK : http://amzn.to/2cCbbiN

US : http://amzn.to/2coJbfC

icky sticky science book

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.

Iggy Peck Architect

UK : http://amzn.to/2cPv68Q

UK: http://amzn.to/2d3dGZk

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.

UK: https://amzn.to/2LQ9GJU
US: https://amzn.to/2y9T8um

STEAM: Play and Learn

Science books for kids – 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.

Great science books for kids

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US : http://amzn.to/2dtn5Yc

The Curious Kids Science Book

This beautiful book from Asia Citro is full of colourful, fun science and engineering activities presented beautifully.

Curious kids science book

US: http://amzn.to/2dlT6B5

UK: http://amzn.to/2cPvRPi


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.

TinkerLab book

UK: http://amzn.to/2cxWCM0

US: http://amzn.to/2dtoj5E

This Book Thinks You’re A Scientist

the book that thinks your'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!

UK: http://amzn.to/2didB6C

US:  http://amzn.to/2d68e54

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.

My Mummy is an Engineer

UK: http://amzn.to/2dI5xIJ

US: http://amzn.to/2dGaP90

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!

A is for Atom

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Car Science

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.

car science book

US: http://amzn.to/2e65ypb

UK: http://amzn.to/2dt9LlR

Can you recommend any more science books for kids for us?

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