Top 10 Best Science Books for 7-year-olds

Explore the amazing world of science through these vibrant science books, which make what can be tricky topics accessible and exciting. See below for the best science books for 7-year-olds.

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1. See Inside: The Universe

Alex Frith

This awe-inspiring lift-the-flap book will help answer every question children might have about outer space, stars, galaxies and beyond. What is the universe made of? Where did everything come from? What exists in the far reaches of outer space? These jaw-dropping facts will keep children engaged for hours as they lift the flaps to find out the answers to some perplexing fundamental questions. From the Big Bang to black holes, supernovas to astronomy and so much more, unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe with this captivating book.

2. My First Science Book

Susan Akass

With this fantastic book, kids will uncover all sorts of science secrets and discover a range of experiments to try at home. Start in the kitchen with chemistry and find out how to create gooey slime; move on to physics and discover how to create balloon rockets; and finally, spot weird bugs and interesting plants with the biology chapter. This book is perfect for helping develop a lifelong interest in science.

3. Science is Awesome!

Lisa Regan

Discover 101 striking scientific facts that are guaranteed to blow kids' minds and get jaws dropping! Find out why bees can't see red; why astronauts never snore; why the Statue of Liberty used to be orange, and so much more. With appealing images and easy-to-follow facts, this book is perfect for generating discussion on all kinds of scientific areas. Humorous and approachable, it's sure to ignite an interest in science and help kids in their lessons at school.

4. Robert Winston: Home Lab

Professor Robert Winston

In this book, popular professor Robert Winston encourages budding scientists to try out incredible experiments at home! With step-by-step instructions and everyday parts, these experiments are simple to prepare and their results are sure to astound children. They'll love stirring up sticky slime, constructing solar systems and even building a volcano!

5. Lift-the-Flap: Computers and Coding

Rosie Dickins

Computers and coding can confound people of all ages, but with this exciting lift-the-flap book, children will be able to see what goes on inside a computer, from how a keyboard works to how computers use memory to turn tiny dots known as pixels into pictures. Brilliantly straightforward and accessible, this book also has puzzles to try, key words to learn and quirky facts to enjoy.

6. The Way Things Work

David Macaulay

Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the inner workings of machines, gadgets and tools in this insightful book. Explaining the science of everything from the simple lever to the modern micro-processor, this book also covers clocks, watches, jet engines, the internet and more. Many of the explanations are accompanied by clear illustrations, and the witty approach makes even the most complex processes clear and fun. This handy book is great for any budding engineer!

7. Destination: Space

Christoph Englert

Aspiring astronauts will be captivated by this space-tacular book. Blast off into our local solar system and galaxies far, far away as you discover the science behind stars, planets, meteors and comets. This book also includes a detailed look at the history of the universe.

8. What Is Evolution?

Louise Spilsbury

Where do we come from? How did we come to be like this? This amusing and vibrant book answers these profound questions and many more, revealing fascinating facts and exploring the totally mind-boggling ways in which animals and plants have evolved over billions of years. It introduces the revolutionary theories of Darwin and Wallace, and describes how the discovery of DNA structure has revolutionised our understanding of life on Earth.

9. Junior Illustrated Science Dictionary

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.

10. The World in Infographics: The Human Body

Jon Richards

Discover the world of infographics, an exciting form of data visualisation that uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information in a whole new and highly engaging way. Marvel at the science behind the human anatomy, genetics, diseases, reproduction and our senses - all beautiful illustrated with infographics and graphic organisers. Perfect for visual learners, kids will absorb key information as they pore over this stunning book.

  • SCIA 7 years +
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    Bees can't see red; astronauts never snore; the Statue of Liberty used to be orange... this book is packed with 101 scientific facts that will blow any child's mind!

    Appealingly presented with easy-to-follow facts and clear, bright images, this book will make children's jaws drop and is sure to generate discussion around all kinds of fascinating areas of science.

    This humorous and incredible approach to science is sure to ignite an interest in the subject and the things children learn from this fun and lively book are also sure to help them during their lessons at school.
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    Do you have an astronaut of the future in your household? They'll be excited to blast off into space with the cadets in this out-of-this world book!

    Fully illustrated, the book looks at the local solar system and into galaxies that are far beyond. Fully accessible, the book explains the science behind the stars, planets, meteors and comets in our sky. It also provides a detailed look at the history of the universe.
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    This science dictionary is ideal for students and parents alike.

    It's full of clear, straightforward explanations of the key terms and concepts from KS2 and up, with hundreds of useful examples and illustrations.
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    From kitchen chemistry to backyard biology, your children will find out all sorts of scientific secrets and discover a range of experiments to try at home in this fantastic book.

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, the first chapter starts in the kitchen and will let children see how they can create gooey slime; the second chapter - Fantastic Physics - reveals how to make balloon rockets; and final chapter Backyard Biology will help kids spot weird bugs and interesting plants

    While some of the experiments do require adult supervision, many can be done by children themselves without any specialist equipment. A great aid to help them develop their interest in science.
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    Making them easy to understand, this lift-the-flap book from Usborne will tell children everything they could ever want to know about computers and coding.

    As they lift each flap, children will be able to see what goes on inside a computer - from how a keyboard works to how they use memory to turn tiny dots known as pixels into stunning pictures.

    Wonderfully straightforward and making complex themes accessible for children (and adults!) aged 7 and over, this book has puzzles to try, useful words to learn and quirky facts to devour!
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    An awe-inspiring lift-the-flap book from the experts at Usborne, See Inside the Universe will help answer every question children aged 6 and over will have about outer space, stars, galaxies and beyond...

    What is the universe made of? Where did everything come from? What is in the far reaches of outer space? Children will have hours of fun lifting over 70 flaps and poring over the jaw-dropping facts in this thoroughly entertaining and mind-bogglingly amazing book. Packed with bright and bold illustrations, the book is the perfect first introduction to this complex science topic.

    From the Big Bang to supernovas, black holes, the history of astronomy, our own place in space and much, much more, with See Inside the Universe children will make amazing discoveries to unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe for themselves.
  • The Way Things Work - Hardback - 9780241227930 - David Macaulay
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    Ever wondered how machines work? This revised edition of David Macaulay's How Things Work will show you everything you need to know about their inner workings.

    Explaining the science behind the technologies of everything from the simple lever to the modern micro-processor, the book also covers clocks, watches, jet engines and the internet. Many of the explanations are accompanied by clear illustrations and the humorous approach makes even the most complicated processes clear.

    Fun, fascinating and accessible, this is a handy book for any engineer of the future!
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    Professor Robert Winston is a hugely popular and widely respected scientist and in this book he encourages children to try out their own experiments at home!

    With step-by-step instructions and everyday parts, these experiments are easy to prepare and your budding scientists will be astounded by the results.

    Kids will love stirring up sticky slime, building solar systems out of rubber bands and even constructing a volcano!
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    Any child who's ever wondered about where we came from and how we came to be will find the answers in the brilliantly illustrated book, What is Evolution?

    Full of fascinating facts (did you know that some crows are so clever they get cars to crack nuts for them at traffic lights?), the book reveals some of the mind-boggling ways in which animals and plants have evolved over billions of years.

    It also provides an introduction to the groundbreaking theories of Darwin and Wallace, as well as describing how the discovery of DNA structure has changed life as we know it.
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    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at the science behind the human anatomy, genetics, diseases, reproduction and our senses - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.