Extend students’ interest or support a unit on one of our
Science Explorations topics with these exceptional books.
General Science Books
Book Collection: Real World Science
Designed for the struggling reader, this leveled collection of
high-interest reading with integrated skill support adds excitement
to timely science topics.
Can Science by Steve Tomacek
Find simple hands on projects about electricity, erosion, weather,
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
by Tom Robinson
Assign a host of hands-on science experiments that students can
do with common items like ice and balloons.
Encyclopedia of Animals
Get a grasp on the facts and figures for over 100 intriguing animals.
Books: First Encyclopedia of Science by Rachel
Bring to life a wide range of basic science topics including beautiful
illustrations and photographs.
Adventures in Science Series
Get professional profiles of women who have pursued excellence
in scientific fields from space to genes.
Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas
with 21 Activities by Kristan Lawson
Trace Darwin’s life and achievements and tap into related
activities including tying nautical knots and developing a taxonomy.
Eyewitness: Evolution by Linda Gamlin
Striking photos illustrate evidence found in nature. This book
also addresses differing beliefs about evolution throughout history.
The Fossil Factory: A Kid's Guide to Digging Up Dinosaurs,
Exploring Evolution, and Finding Fossils by Niles
Eldredge, Douglas Eldredge, and Gregory Eldredge
Practical hints and intriguing historical information make this
lively instructional book written by our featured scientist
and his children easy to use and enjoy.
Story: Ant by Michael Chinery
Learn all about the physical characteristics, habits, and natural
environments of ants.
Audubon Society First Field Guide: Insects
This field guide, developed especially for the student reader,
offers a quick and easy reference to the 50 most easily found
Simon & Schuster Children's Guide to Insects
and Spiders by Jinny Johnson
A helpful introduction to over 100 creatures, this book is arranged
by common characteristics.
Nine collected titles including 1000 Facts About Space and Black
Holes and Other Space Phenomena will quench your students’
thirst for solutions to the mysteries of space.
The New York Public Library Amazing Space: A Book
of Answers for Kids by Ann-Jeanette Campbell
Arranged into nine general categories, this handy volume presents
thorough information on topics like galaxies and space exploration.
Includes a helpful glossary.
Atlas of Space
Here’s your one stop for space information including star
charts, photos and illustrations, and facts about what’s
far, far away.
Invertebrates: The Giant Squid
in the Oceans by Lucy Baker
Explore a colorful introduction to how animals survive and thrive
in the water.
Outside and Inside Giant Squid by Sandra
Powerful photos and simple, info-packed text combine in this valuable
Atlas of Oceans
Facts, maps, illustrations, and informative charts make up this
Magic School Bus Chapter Books: The Truth About Bats
Join the Friz and gang on a high-flying adventure as they visit
with bats and learn about how these mammals live.
Stokes Beginner's Guide to Bats by
Kim Williams, Rob Mies, Donald Stokes, and Lillian Stokes
Species-specific information combines with a general background
about echolocation and bat behavior to make this a valuable guide
Forest Mammals by Elaine Landau
Meet the howler monkey, the sloth, and a cast of other animals
who make their home in the tropical forest.
About Lizards by Jim Arnosky
Bright illustrations and simple clear writing come together in
this excellent introduction to lizard life.
Snakes Crawl Backward? by Gilda Berger and Melvin
This and other intriguing questions are addressed with clear science
concepts put forth in simple terms. Colorful illustrations hook
the student’s imagination.
Lizards: A Natural History of Some Unknown Creatures:
Extraordinary Chameleons, Iguanas, Geckos, & More
by David P. Badger and John Netherton
Blending striking photos with an enjoyable exploration of history
and science, this volume for older students is sure to inform
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