Top 10 Best Science Books for 11-year-olds

Science can be a difficult subject that challenges learners of all ages! But these engaging books both clear up tricky topics and provide plenty of entertainment. Or, if they're fans of science fiction books then help them to udnerstand the science behind the books they love! See below for the best science books for 11-year-olds.

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1. General Knowledge Genius 

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Trivia-loving kids will love this quiz book. Filled with facts and information about a variety of general knowledge topics, including the animal kingdom and the human body, this is a brilliant book for anyone who loves testing their science know-how. There are three levels (Starter, Challenger and Genius) to encourage children to build up their knowledge and re-test themselves over time. 

2. Roald Dahl's Marvellous Experiments 

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This brilliantly fun science book is inspired by the Roald Dahl classic, George's Marvellous Medicine. The experiments require common household items and will definitely get children excited about science if they aren't already! There are fun and messy projects like making slime and interesting opportunities to learn about the world. 

3. Junior Illustrated Science Dictionary

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Sarah Khan

Great for students and parents alike, this science dictionary is bursting with clear, straightforward explanations of key terms and concepts from KS2 and up. It features hundreds of useful examples and illustrations and is the perfect classroom companion.

4. Space Visual Encyclopedia

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Heather Couper

Discover the secrets of the universe with this exciting encyclopedia all about the planets, stars and galaxies and more that make up the cosmos. Children can gain insight into our Solar System and learn about everything extra-terrestrial, from dark matter to asteroids.

5. Human Body: A Child's Encyclopedia

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Support their biology studies with this encyclopedia from DK. They can uncover interesting facts like how many cells are in one human body and how hiccups happen. There are photos to illustrate the information and quizzes to check their understanding as well. 

6. Science Lab

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Robert Winston

Professor and scientist Robert Winston shares a range of exciting experiments and activities for children to try in his brilliant book, Science Lab. Helping kids get a greater understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) through crafting catapults and creating their own marble runs, this great book makes science topics fun and engaging. 

7. The Science Book

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Every science topic is covered in this factual tome from DK. There are fun graphics and illustrations as well as quotes, mind maps and theories that will surprise even the biggest science fan. With information about biology, physics, chemistry, geology, maths and astronomy, this is the perfect book for the home and classroom. 

8. Space: A Children's Encyclopedia

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This cosmic compendium covers a wide range of space subjects, perfect for aspiring astronauts. Blast off into the universe to discover what space is like, take a whirl around the sun and explore the moon and stars. Featuring exclusive interviews, space-tacular pictures, eyewitness accounts, mind-boggling facts and so much more, young scientists will be engrossed by this detailed look into outer space.

9. Robot

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Robots are no longer just beings of the future and with the progress in research into artificial intelligence, it's important for children to start to understand the technology behind robotics. This book showcases 100 robots and tells the history of androids and automatons in fascinating detail. 

10. So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs Collection

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Ben Garrod

Bring science and history together with this set of books about our favourite ancient reptiles. The three titles cover the triceratops, tyrannosaurus rex and diplodocus and dino fans can find answers to questions such as how big was the T-rex? And Why did a diplodocus walk on tip toes?.