You might not think about science when looking for books for your kids. After all, science belongs in a lab, right? Actually, science is all around us, and helps us understand the people, places, and things in our world. So what are the best books for kids on science?  We asked an expert panel of educators, booksellers and authors for their recommendations.

 

Science Books for Ages 2-6:

 

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Winston of Churchill

by Jean Davies Okimoto

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Have You Seen Birds?

By Joanne Oppenheim

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Loon

by Susan Vandegriek

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The Big Dipper

by Franklyn Mansfield Branley

 

Science Books for Ages 6 to 9:

 

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Gross Universe: Your Guide
to All Disgusting Things Under the Sun

By Jeff Szpirglas

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Fire! The Renewal
of a Forest

by Celia Godkin

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Science Verse

by Jon Scieszka

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Who Needs
A Swamp?

by Karen Patkau

 

Science Books for Ages 9-12

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The City of Ember Series

by Jeanne DuPrau

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Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

by JoAnn Deak

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I Found A Dead Bird

by Jan Thornhill

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Kaboom! Explosions of All Kinds

By Gillian Richardson