Science Fun: Books for Kids

These science titles for kids introduce exciting topics across a range of subjects! Many of the titles are bilingual and are part of a series published in both English and Spanish. If you like what you see, there may be more titles from the same author or series available at the library or for purchase.

For more books from National Geographic's "Little Kids First Big Book" series, see the full collection.

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science

Illustrated by: Nathan Levy
Age Level: 9-12

Why do you see lightning before you hear thunder? What keeps the planets orbiting around the sun? What metal is a liquid at room temperature? Science affects everything -- yet so many of us wish we understood it better. Using an accessible question-and-answer approach, key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and general science are explored and demystified in this award-winning book. An engaging and fun way to better your understanding of how science surrounds us every day.

Ghost in the Water (The League of Scientists)

Age Level: 9-12

John Hawkins is in yet another new school as he begins the 7th grade. His life would be just fine except for the fact that Dowser, the school bully, has it out for him.

Little Kids First Big Book of Animals (National Geographic Kids)

Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish

The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals is an adorable animal reference sure to be welcomed by parents and librarians alike. Filled with fluffy and scaly creatures big and small, this appealing book introduces the youngest explorers to the world of wildlife, using a child-friendly format inspired by the blockbuster National Geographic Little Kids magazine. This exciting new reference for the very young mirrors the magazine’s square shape, readable fonts, and fun content, to keep little ones thrilled with every colorful page.

Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Kids)

Age Level: 6-9
Language: Spanish

The experts at National Geographic present a delightful reference that introduces young children to bugs of all kinds: big and small, jumping and crawling, colorful and creepy. This charming book explores backyard favorites, such as ladybugs and lightning bugs, and introduces kids to more exotic species that inhabit rain forests and deserts around the world. Colorful photos are paired with profiles of each insect, along with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time!

Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (National Geographic Kids)

Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish

National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean is an adorable animal reference that includes the sea's high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.

Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Kids)

Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish

What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more.

My Body (Scholastic Discover More)

Age Level: 6-9
Language: Spanish

MY BODY answers children’s questions about their own bodies in an incredibly simple and appropriate way. Each spread is focused on a particular part of the body or movement a child understands. Body actions such as breathing, the food journey, and blood are touched on, as well as fun subjects such as hiccups, earwax, and goosebumps. The simple text is perfect for beginning readers. The photographs provide impact for children less interested in reading with big, bright pictures of the inside and outside of the body.

My First Science Textbook: Atoms

Illustrated by: Harriet Kim Ahn Rodis
Age Level: 3-6

 "My First Science Textbook" is a series, of children's science books that teach kids the basics the of chemistry using simple rhyming sentences and vibrantly colorful science pictures that make it easy for young kids to engage and understand. In this Book 3 of a three book series, Pete the Proton, Ned the Neutron and Ellie the Electron get together to build atoms, and everything in the universe for that matter! Join these sparky little particles on their adventures in the subatomic world!

My First Science Textbook: Electrons

Illustrated by: Harriet Kim Ahn Rodis
Age Level: 3-6

"My First Science Textbook" is a series, of children's science books that teach kids the basics the of chemistry using simple rhyming sentences and vibrantly colorful science pictures that make it easy for young kids to engage and understand. In this Book 2 of a three book series, Ellie the Electron's story is the stuff of Chemistry legend, full of mystery and excitement. Join this sparky particle on her adventures in the subatomic world!

My First Science Textbook: Protons and Neutrons

"My First Science Textbook" is a series, of children's science books that teach kids the basics the of chemistry using simple rhyming sentences and vibrantly colorful science pictures that make it easy for young kids to engage and understand. In this Book 1 of the three part Chemistry series, basics like the characteristics of the proton, the characteristics of the neutron, the nucleus of an atom, and the strong force are introduced in a way that's highly memorable, highly educational - and funny too!

One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science!

Age Level: 9-12
Language: Korean

Not an ordinary mystery book, One Minute Mysteries makes science fun! Each one-minute mystery (solutions included) exercises critical thinking skills while covering earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science. A bonus section includes five mysteries from our upcoming title in the series, One Minute Mysteries: Solve 'em with Math! This entertaining and educational book is great for kids, grown-ups, schools, educators, homeschoolers and anyone who loves good mysteries, good science, or both!

One Minute Mysteries: MORE Short Mysteries You Solve with Science!

Age Level: 9-12
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

These mysteries have a clever twist ― you have to be a super sleuth, tapping into your science wisdom and critical thinking skills to solve them. Each story takes just one minute to read and challenges your knowledge in a variety of science disciplines. These brainteasers keep you engaged and eager to learn more.

Sound: Loud, Soft, High, and Low (Amazing Science)

Illustrated by: Matthew John
Age Level: 6-9
Language: Spanish

Discover the world of sound in this charming nonfiction tale. Young science fans will learn how sound is created through vibrations that vary in pitch and volume and much more! Alongside bright illustrations, award-winning author Natalie M. Rosinsky delivers fun, fact-filled text for an engaging read-aloud or beginning read-alone. Includes hands-on experiments!