Kids Books with Jessica – Science Books

Science is great…I love science. I liked doing it when I was a kid, I liked it at school, and it was one of my favourite things to teach in the classroom. Science is all around us and through experiments and fun we can learn so much about science and our world. Science is really important in helping us understand the world around us and how every day things will work. For instance, we use science in order to cook, bake, ride a bike, and so much more. The more we want to know about the world the more we need science. And a great way to access information about the scientific world we live in in through reading books. So today, I’m sharing some fun, and informative, science books you can borrow from the library to expand your knowledge.

Science Series


Fred Flintstone’s Adventures with Inclined Planes by Mark Weakland Using familiar characters and a comic book style narrative this series of books explains simple machines in fun ways. Inclined planes are everywhere and books like this can help children identify the science that underpins everyday life.


The Science Behind Batman’s Uniform by Agnieszka

Batman doesn’t have superpowers – he has science, engineering, and the world’s most diversely experienced butler in Alfred. This book looks at the science of Batman’s uniform and the real life examples that do similar things. You can find out more about the science behind Batman by checking out these books.



Did A Dinosaur Drink This Water? by Robert E. Wells

This book from the Wells of Knowledge Science Series, deals with the Water Cycle and through the pictures, information, and a message about the importance of water for life on Earth. It ends with a very important conservation message. Taking us through how plants use water, and then how we use the fruit created to power our body, through how old the water on Earth is, and how the water cycle works this book deals with many aspects of water in our world in an easy to understand, concise way. The whole series is very good for anyone wanting a simple and informative explanation of science concepts.


Science Dictionaries

Gardening, Questions, and Renewable Energy, Oh My…

Edible Gardening: Growing Your Own Vegetables, Fruits, and More by Lisa J. Amstutz

With information on setting up an edible garden as well as tips for growing gardens for specific purposes – like a Spaghetti Garden that includes a recipe for Spaghetti Squash. The book includes ways of growing plants from the scraps of used vegetables like celery, lettuce, and leeks. This is a great book for kids wanting to try a small gardening project at home.












My First Question and Answer Book

This book is full of bite-size bits of information on a range of topics. Each topic has a number of pages dedicated to it and includes themes like: pirates, ancient Rome, and bugs. At the beginning of each section is its own contents and then at the end is a quiz on the information you’ve just read about. The book also incorporates craft suggestions and ideas for children to find, look for, and discover extra information as well. I had quite a bit of fun flicking through this book.

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Renewable Energy- Discover The Fuel Of The Future With 20 Projects by Joshua Sneideman And Erin Twamley

This book looks at five different types of renewable energies: sun, wind, biomass, water, and geothermal. Combining information and activities you can do at home, the book is a well-rounded look at all of the options that are available to us so that we can stop depending on limited resource energy production. The book starts with information about how many of the options for renewable energy have been in use for much of human history and how we can make them work for us. The activities range from ones like Oily Features which looks at the danger of oil spills for wildlife to one like Wind Can Do Work which asks children to put their engineering skills to use to see the power of wind energy.

I hope you find something interesting and science-filled in these books, but if you have a different favourite, I would love to hear about it.