Check out these fun science books for kids! They are full of information and activities that they’re certain to love.
There are tons of fun ways to teach kids about science. The 20 science books for kids on this list are full of fun experiments, challenges, and puzzles that will get kids excited about science. You can learn about everything from biology and chemistry to physics and coding with the guides on this list.
20 Science Books for Kids
Science Experiment Books
Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work was written by Crystal Chatterton. This colorful book includes over 100 hands-on activities broken down into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The instructions are accompanied by large, clear photographs.
Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments was written by Kate Biberdorf. This fun-filled guide includes instructions for 25 science experiments including projects like Edible Snot, Unicorn Glue and Fake Tattoos.
Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House was written by Liz Lee Heinecke. This book includes 52 experiments that families can do with materials that they probably already have in their kitchen.
The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments: Awesome Things To Do With Your Parents, Babysitters and Other Adults was written by Holly Homer, Rachel Miller, and Jamie Harrington. This book includes 101 experiments that kids can do at home, and each activity includes a Mess Meter, prep time, and adult supervision recommendation.
100 Easy STEAM Activities: Awesome Hands-On Projects for Aspiring Artists and Engineers was written by Andrea Scalzo Yi. This guide includes 100 activities from the author of the blog Raising Dragons. The activities are broken down into categories such as No Problem Math Ideas, Toddler STEAM Play, Simple Science Experiments, and more.
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids is a collection of activities and experiments created by a team of homeschooling experts, educators, designers, and engineers. Each activity includes easy to follow instructions, a materials list, large, clear photographs, and an explanation of the science behind the experiment.
Real Science Experiments: 40 Exciting STEAM Activities for Kids (Real Science Experiments for Kids) was written by Jessica Harris. For kids interested in more advanced scientific concepts, this book offers 40 repeatable experiments including Insect Mind Control and Cell Phone Signal Blocking.
The Curious Kid’s Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-On Activities for Ages 4-8 was written by Asia Citro. This informative book offers kids an opportunity to ask questions and explore science through a variety of explorations, challenges, and experiments. The challenges and experiments start with a simple question for kids to answer.
The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! was written by Tom Robinson. This guide to scientific concepts is full of easy science experiments covering Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and more.
Outdoor Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park was written by Liz Lee Heinecke. The 52 activities in this guide teach kids about the science all around them in nature. The experiments include straightforward instructions and large, colorful photographs.
Science Activity Books
Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids: 50 Creative Projects to Spark Curiosity in the Outdoors was written by Kim Andrews. This activity book encourages kids to explore nature with 50 creative activities using simple materials they probably have around the house.
STEM Starters for Kids Science Activity Book: Packed with Activities and Science Facts was written by Sam Hutchinson. This book includes games, mazes, quizzes and more to get kids interested in scientific concepts such as light, sound, and the solar system.
Science And Space Activity Book For Kids Ages 4-8 was written by My Activity Engine. This coloring book for young kids introduces them to scientific concepts through word tracing and coloring pages.
TinkerActive Workbooks: Kindergarten Science was written by Megan Hewes Butler. This interactive book encourages kids to learn about science through themed units. As they complete the activities and experiments in the book, they can earn stickers, as well as a final prize hidden in the back of the book.
STEM Adventures: Sensational Science was written by Stephanie Clarkson. This book is part of a series of activity books that introduce kids to science through mazes, puzzles, quizzes, and more.
Code This!: Puzzles, Games, Challenges, and Computer Coding Concepts for the Problem Solver in You was written by Jennifer Szymanski. This book from National Geographic Kids introduces kids to coding and programming concepts through puzzles, games, and challenges.
Human Body Activity Book for Kids: Hands-On Fun for Grades K-3 was written by Katie Stokes M.Ed., Ph.D. This activity book introduces kids to the human body through mazes and puzzles, broken down by different body parts and systems.
National Geographic Kids Puzzle Book: Space (NGK Puzzle Books) is a fact-filled guide to space, with tons of interactive puzzles and activities for kids.
Birds of the World: My Nature Sticker Activity Book was written by Olivia Cosneau. This interactive book explores all kinds of birds through sticker and coloring activities, as well as fun facts and a quiz.
My First Book About the Brain (Dover Children’s Science Books) was written by Patricia J. Wynne. This coloring book teaches kids about the inner workings of the brain, and how it works with the rest of the body.
What a great list of science books for kids, right? In our house, we have a whole shelf full of science books for kids and they’re there whenever they want to grab one and read or learn!
While the Science Books for Kids listed above are great, don’t forget to add some really cool learning activities as well.
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