Science Fun: Bilingual Books for Kids

These science titles for kids introduce exciting topics across a range of subjects — from hurricanes to popcorn to bugs! Many of the titles are bilingual and are part of a series published in both English and Spanish (including fictional series such as The Magic Schoolbus). If you like what you see, there may be more titles from the same author or series available at the library or for purchase.

Caves (Acorn Series: Landforms)

Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: Each book in this series begins by explaining what a landform is before launching into the specific type of landform covered in the book. The titles use a compare and contrast format in order to get readers understanding the main characteristics of the geography being discussed. In this book, children learn about the features of caves, where caves are found, and what makes caves unique.

Charlie and Lola: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers

Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: After Charlie convinces Lola to recycle her old toys instead of throwing them away, Lola discovers a recycling competition. If she can recycle one hundred plastic, metal, and paper items, she can get her very own real live tree to plant. But she only has two weeks, so Lola decides to ask her classmates to help. They turn out to be extremely very good recyclers indeed.

Plains (Where on Earth? World Geography)

Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: Each book in the Where on Earth? series goes around the world to show and explain different geographical features, including rivers, mountains, and wetlands. Plains explains how large, flat areas of land form and discusses the different plants and animals that live on the plains. Young readers will also learn about some of the world's famous plains, including the American Plains and the Serengeti.

Scholastic Discover More: Bugs

Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: Look closer at the world at your feet and you will find there is more to bugs than meets the eye. Bugs features stunning close-up images combined with weird and wonderful bug facts. The book takes a 360 degree view of the natural history, history, and human impact of mini-beasts. It also covers other land invertebrates such as spiders, centipedes, worms, and snails.

Scholastic Discover More: Penguins

Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: Small in size but big in personality, stars of movies, TV, and games, penguins are loved by kids everywhere. This book reveals their real lives, far beyond our wildest imagination! Meet every one of the 17 different kinds of penguin; discover how they eat, sleep, talk, walk, and swim, and of course, the wonderful stories of how they look after their eggs and chicks.

Scholastic Discover More: Planets

Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: Welcome to a tour of the major planets, moons, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and other rocks and gas that orbit the sun. The latest NASA and European Space Station images, many unique to this book, are combined with up-to-the-minute information from space experts across the globe, and modern graphics to entice confident and reluctant readers alike.

The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs

Illustrated by: Bruce Degen
Age Level: 6-9

Everyone's favorite science teacher is back as Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a journey into the Mesozoic Era. The Magic School Bus becomes a time machine, giving the students a first-hand look at many dinosaurs and the eras in which they lived. The text and illustrations are blended in this amazing fact and trivia-filled field trip to the past.

The Popcorn Book

Age Level: 6-9

"Brothers Tiny and Tony are hungry for a snack, and their mother allows them to make some popcorn. The two boys learn about the history of popcorn in the Americas, how much popcorn is eaten on an annual basis, and methods of popping corn. Two recipes to pop corn are included in this book." — Scholastic

Using Electricity (My World Of Science)

Age Level: 6-9

Each book in the My World of Science series explains science that you see in the world around you and use every day. Learn about where electricity comes from, where you will find it each day, and how people use electricity.

Water (First-hand Science)

Age Level: 6-9

Two young girls playing in a backyard pool explore the properties and uses of water. Facts about water and questions for the reader are interspersed throughout the text.

What is a Plant? (The Science of Living Things)

Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: Plants provide people and animals with food, shelter, and even oxygen. Plants help us live and grow, but how does a plant grow? Where do plants grow? This title introduces young readers to a variety of plant types, including ferns, carnivorous plants, mosses, and trees and explains photosynthesis, different methods of reproduction, how seeds germinate and grow, which types of plants grow in different climates, and how plants defend themselves.

What is an Amphibian? (The Science of Living Things)

Age Level: 6-9

"The large, full-color photographs and illustrations that pepper every page of these books will catch the eye of browsers but it is the informative, easy-to-read texts that will hold their interest. Both titles (Amphibians and Reptiles) contain basic facts about the animals as a group and identify specific members." — School Library Journal