From creepy crawlies to the conundrums of chemistry, children have a world of science to explore. These engrossing science books for kids, ordered by target age, reveal all sorts of fascinating phenomena with vibrant illustrations and heaps of fun facts.
Rachel Firth | 5+
All major topics are covered in this brilliant bumper book. Why do things float? What happens to the food you eat? Find out the answers to these and many more curious questions in this comprehensive compendium. Kids can discover all sorts of fascinating facts in an exciting, interactive way, with simple text, incredible photographs and pictures, science activities and website recommendations.
Alex Frith | 5+
Delve deep into the Earth's science and geography and discover the hidden secrets of life on our planet. This vibrant title includes double-page spreads on mountains, deserts, oceans, the atmosphere and icy landscapes, and is bursting with over fifty flaps to lift and tons of intriguing information. The book also explains how climate change is affecting our planet and what can be done to reduce its effects.
Minna Lacey | 5+
Explore the world of science in a fun new way with a different activity or experiment for every day of the year! This hands-on science book will engross children as they discover often surprising results, and is sure to inspire the scientists of the future.
David Macaulay | 7+
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!
Christoph Englert | 7+
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.
Louise Spilsbury | 7+
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.
Robert Winston | 7+
In this brilliant book, the hugely popular Professor Robert Winston presents a range of exciting science experiments which kids can try at home. From creating balloon rockets and glow-in-the-dark jelly, to making a metal detector and turning water pink, children will love these experiments, which are sure to inspire a lifelong interest in science.
Steve Martin | 7+
Kids can test their astronaut abilities to see if they could flourish in space with this out-of-this-world book. They'll face a variety of challenges and missions, and many of the activities are based around science and maths, great for learning and developing key skills such as hand-eye coordination and basic first aid. Kids will be enthralled by this interstellar book, which includes fun stickers, a board game, press-out figures and even a model space shuttle!
Gill Arbuthnott | 9+
Explore the amazing human body with this colourful book, packed with engaging text and incredible experiments. From your brain down to your toes, this book is bursting with fun facts and wonderful illustrations, detailing how body systems function and collaborate. It explains how blood travels around the body, how we detect heat and cold and so much more, with experiments that include carrying out a taste map of the tongue and finding a pulse.
Clive Gifford | 9+
This ingenious book teaches kids all about science without them even knowing! It's packed with activities that will fill children's minds with useful information, encouraging them to draw, sketch, make and colour. From mapping out bones to optical illusions, kids are sure to be kept informed and entertained, and may even find that they have a head-start in science lessons at school - but don't tell them that...