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Best Kids Science Books

Assoc For Natural Psych "world of nature"
The list author says: "There are many excellent science books for children that teach children, but that might teach parents and teachers at the same time. This is a list of some of the best children's science books."
Outside and Inside Kangaroos
Outside and Inside Kangaroos
"This is not your typical kangaroo book for children. Get a look at the innards of kangaroos. Learn the near-complete beneath the skin anatomy of a kangaroo, including reproductive system and embryo."
Across the Solar System (Amazing Journeys)
Across the Solar System (Amazing Journeys)
"Good choice for book explaining, teaching solar system to children. Good photos in this book, very good glossary. Facts and text about the solar system. It is a good choice for a classroom or library supplementary book for children ages 7 through 11 about the solar system."
Animals in Danger
Animals in Danger
"Grades 2 and 3 - Simple science and environmental nature book for children. It helps them to see the costs of encroachment to the habitats of animals, and what some solutions. It will help children to become more environmentally conscious and responsible."
If You Find a Rock
If You Find a Rock
"Good Kindergarten science book (for every K classroom). Kindergarten Earth Science, Geology, all about rocks. There is something stable and comforting about rocks. Perfect early childhood science book."
Melissa & Doug Solar System 48 pcs Floor Puzzle
Melissa & Doug Solar System 48 pcs Floor Puzzle
"Great science lesson in simple astronomy. The puzzle is colorful and durable. You can put it up, with glue, like a painting after you are done, for the children, or in their bedroom. It is a pretty picture."
Nature Spy
Nature Spy
"Kind, interesting picture book for children. Parents can read this to Pre-K children, or Kindergarten and first grade children can read themselves. Good photos, close ups on interesting things such as flowers, dog's hair, birds feathers. Nice text, simple for children."
The Life Cycle of a Lion [With CD]
The Life Cycle of a Lion [With CD]
"Wonderful nature and science book about lions. It features two maps, India and Africa, showing where lions are actually located. So many great photos here for children (and of interest for adults). K through 5th grade. Subheading, how lions make babies, good for children of all ages. A definite for the classroom - A+"
Look Who Lives in the Desert
Look Who Lives in the Desert
"Beautifully illustrated, educational book for grade school children. Good for children from Kindergarten, because of its excellent pictures, but can be seriously read up to the 5th or even early 6th grade. There are eleven animals (and insects) featured, as well as a map of where the world's deserts are located."
The Big Bug Search (Great Searches)
The Big Bug Search (Great Searches)
"Detailed designs of bugs with hidden designs of other animals of the same ecosystems. There are about a dozen or so themes in this book such as Cactus City, Island Paradise, Dazzling Display, Between the Trees, In the Woods, Water World, Minibeast Safaris, Insect City, Busy Beehive. Well designed and eye-captivating. Recommended classroom bug for grade school, all ages/grades."
Tracks in the Wild
Tracks in the Wild
"Nicely illustrated book of value in the classroom that teaches children about animals in North America. The more-common animals such as whitetail deer, wolves, raven and beavers are considered, but also, less common animals such as the pine marten and snowshoe hare are considered.  3rd or 4th grade. There isn't an adult who won't learn something new from this nature book."
A Walk in the Rainforest
A Walk in the Rainforest
"Interesting piece of literature, written and illustrated by a young person, Freshman, I assume in high school, from a publisher who specializes in this type of work. Nice illustrations, interesting facts, inspirational book for children and young people. Grades 4 through 7th grade. Interesting facts and details about the rainforest."
Encyclopedia of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures
Encyclopedia of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures
"Very interesting book that just about every boy in the world would enjoy. It is beautifully illustrated, so beautiful, that you feel like you would want to be there if you could. Around 4th grade level."
Jigsaw Killer Creatures Sharks: Know Them by Creating Them Through Jigsaws!
Jigsaw Killer Creatures Sharks: Know Them by Creating Them Through Jigsaws!
"Beautiful nature/science puzzle-book for children grades 2 to 4, from 7 to 9 years old. The illustrations are bright, brilliant, interesting, instructive. Also, it contains five simple puzzles of these wonderful illustrations within the book.  It is eye captivating in a positive way. Not scary."
Fireflies in the Night: Revised Edition (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Fireflies in the Night: Revised Edition (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
"Illustrated children's book that is suitable for 1st grade or thereabout. It is a reading book, nicely illustrated.  Educates the child on fireflies, using different settings and different angles. Children are intrigued by fireflies. A good book to teach the child the process of inquiry of a simple creature/event - fireflies lighting in the night. Much good science-related information."
Time For Kids: Planets! (Time for Kids Science Scoops)
Time For Kids: Planets! (Time for Kids Science Scoops)
"Time magazine has an excellent science and nature magazine for children. It is a prefeence in the grade school classroom. Always interesting and full of great pictures, facts, activities. Facilities good teaching and learning."
Time For Kids: Volcanoes! (Time for Kids Science Scoops)
Time For Kids: Volcanoes! (Time for Kids Science Scoops)
"Another good example of good packet of science education in Time Magazine's for kids version. Very good for 2nd to 5th grade. Good for the classroom. Digestable packets of info that teachers can use for one lesson per issue."
Big Cats
Big Cats
"Almost all (if not all) Seymour Simon books are of value in the grade school clssroom. Nice book on the big cats, lions, tigers, cheetahs, etc. Always good photos in Simon's books."
Tiger Tales (DK Readers, Level 3: Reading Alone)
Tiger Tales (DK Readers, Level 3: Reading Alone)
"Grades 1-4. Nature, plight of the tiger. Big cats. Stories. Educational, inspiring bio-ethics. Great book for young children."
FISH PICTURES,FACTS,ACTIVITIES
FISH PICTURES,FACTS,ACTIVITIES
"Science Safari series is a very good series for science/nature books for early childhood. This is worth having in the classroom."
From Seed to Sunflower (Lifecycles)
From Seed to Sunflower (Lifecycles)
"Early Childhood- PreK-3rd Grade. Great nature, science book for early childhood. Bold, bright, wild, captivating illustrations."
The Desert Tortoise
The Desert Tortoise
"PreK and Kindergarten - Nice photos. Good nature, science, ecology book for young children. Worth having in the classroom or home."
Butterflies (Penguin Young Readers, L2)
Butterflies (Penguin Young Readers, L2)
"Grades Prek through 1st Grade. Wonderful science, nature book for early childhood. Lifelike illustrations."
Honey Bees and Hives
Honey Bees and Hives
"PreK through Kindergarten - Wonderful science, nature book for young children. Photos. This is a great book for every early childhood classroom."
Harcourt School Publishers Collections: Little Book Grade K Splash In The Ocean
Harcourt School Publishers Collections: Little Book Grade K Splash In The Ocean
"Beautifully illustrated, bright colors. Cartoonish. Great little science/nature book to hold a young child's interest. PreK through 1st grade."
Walruses (Sea Mammal Discovery Library)
Walruses (Sea Mammal Discovery Library)
"Good series of early childhood science/nature books. PreK through 1st Grade. Great early childhood book for the classroom or home. Photos."
Salmon (Kids Can Press Wildlife Series)
Salmon (Kids Can Press Wildlife Series)
"Grades 1 through 5. Great science book for children. 32 pages."
Tigers (Endangered!)
Tigers (Endangered!)
"Young children to 4th Grade. Ecological awareness, science, conservation. Good lessons, nice pictures."
Giant Pandas (True Books: Animals)
Giant Pandas (True Books: Animals)
"Early Childhood - PreK through 2nd Grade. Wonderful science/nature book with photos for young children."
From Tadpole to Frog (Lifecycles)
From Tadpole to Frog (Lifecycles)
"PreK through 2nd grade. Good lesson for children early on. Nicely illustrated."
Cicadas (Insects)
Cicadas (Insects)
"Grade 1 - 24 pages. Photos. Good science, nature lesson for early childhood."
Turtles
Turtles
"Grade 1 or thereabout. Different types of turtles and sea turtles. Beautifully illustrated. Good for classroom."
A House Spider's Life (Nature Upclose)
A House Spider's Life (Nature Upclose)
"Early childhood. What boy isn't interested in piders? Good book for the classroom or home."
Rays (Ocean Life)
Rays (Ocean Life)
"Early childhood. Great photos. 14 books in series. Boys will love this book about rays. Good photographs."
Ocean (First Step Nonfiction Habitats)
Ocean (First Step Nonfiction Habitats)
"Grade 1 - Also: Desert, Forest, Wetlands. Good series for early childhoood. 24 page with photos."
Inside an Ant Colony (Rookie Read-About Science)
Inside an Ant Colony (Rookie Read-About Science)
"This is a wonderful book for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Photos."
The Stick Insect/El Insecto Palo: The World's Longest Insect/El Insecto Mas Largo del Mundo (Campeones del Mundo Animal) (Spanish Edition)
The Stick Insect/El Insecto Palo: The World's Longest Insect/El Insecto Mas Largo del Mundo (Campeones del Mundo Animal) (Spanish Edition)
"Most interesting early childhood book for the classroom. Kindergarten and 1st grade."
A Ladybug's Life (Nature Upclose)
A Ladybug's Life (Nature Upclose)
"Illstrated. Wonderful series of books for young children."
The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies
The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies
"Beautiful book. Wonderful book for children. Home or school. Kindergarten through 2nd grade."