Books to Read

Want to read a good science book?  Here is a list of my recent and not-so-recent posts on great reads for girls interested in science.  And no, your science textbooks did not make the list!

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The 10 Best Books about Women Scientists

The 10 Best Books about Women Scientists Here is my short list of the 10 Best Books about Women Scientists. Science’s glass ceiling is still alive and well, but these women have definitely placed “18 million cracks” in it. 1. Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox (Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady […]

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Books to Encourage Children’s Number Sense

10 Top Children’s Book about Numbers Does your child love numbers? Do you want your child to love numbers? Then stock your library with these 10 reads, from preschool titles to middle school. Read them with your child and you’ll get as big a kick out of them as she does. Maybe even more. 1. […]

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Biology Books for Kids (Under 4)

Biology Books for Kids Under 4 Here are some biology books to help engender in your youngest rocket girl a love for the life sciences. First the Egg (Caldecott Honor Book and Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book (Awards)). Laura Vaccaro Seeger. (2-6 Years) Roaring Brook Press (2007). This award-winning picture book combines simple text (“First […]

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Biology Books for Kids (Ages 4 and up)

Biology Books Ages 4 and Up In our many talks with successful scientists, especially Nobel Prize-winning scientists, we learned that books were critical to developing in them a love for science. Here are a number of recommended biology resources for young children ages 4 and up. Scholastic Discover More: Animal Faces (1996) by Akira Satoh […]

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Biology Books for Kids (Ages 5 and up)

Biology Books Ages 5 and Up Check out these informative and entertaining reads for children ages 5 and up. Animal Lives: The Barn Owl. Sally Tagholm. Houghton Mifflin (2003) (ages 5-8). This beautifully illustrated picture book describes the physical characteristics, hunting, feeding, nesting, mating, and molting of the barn owl. Includes information on owl pellets. […]

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Biology Books for Kids (Ages 6 and Up)

Here are recommended books on biology topics for rocket girls aged 6 and up, Coral Reef Animals. Francine Galko. (6-8 years) Heinemann (2003). Describes coral reefs, where they can be found, the animals that inhabit them, and how to protect them. Nature’s Adventures by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom (ages 6 to 9)
The authors give […]

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Biology Books for Kids (Ages 7 and Up)

Biology Books for Kids Ages 7 and Up North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration by Nick Dowson, illustrated by Patrick Benson (ages 7 to 10)
Dowson follows birds, whales, caribou and other animals as they migrate from as far away as New Zealand to the Arctic in the spring, and sees them through fall, when […]

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Biology Books for Kids (Ages 8 and Up)

Biology Books for Kids Ages 8 and Up Check out these titles to support your Rocket Girl’s interest in biology. Aliens from Earth: When Animals and Plants Invade Other Ecosystems (2003) by Mary Batten (ages 8 and up). Explores how and why plants and animals enter ecosystems to which they are not native, as well […]

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Biology Books for Kids (Ages 9 and Up)

Biology Books for Kids Ages 9 and Up Cells and Systems. Holly Wallace. (Ages 9 and Up) Heinemann Library (2001). Cells and Systems looks at how every living thing, no matter how big or how small, is made up of cells. It explains how the specialized cells make up the important tissues and organs like […]

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Biology Books for Kids (Ages 10 and Up)

Biology Books for Kids Ages 10 and Up Here are some biology books for your pre-teen to help foster her love of the biological sciences. Extreme Biology: It’s Life but Not as We Know It (2013) by Simon Basher (ages 10-15). The smallest, the toughest, the ickiest microbes. Kids won’t notice they’re learning things because […]

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Earth Science and Meteorology Books for Kids

Earth Science and Meteorology Books for Kids Here is a list of great books for kids on Earth Science and Meteorology. Start with one. Or two. You can’t go wrong. The Cloud Book. Tomie de Paola. Holiday House (1985). Introduces the ten most common types of clouds, the myths that have been inspired by their […]

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Paleontology Books for Kids

Paleontology Books for Kids Here is a short list of paleontology books to help kids develop their interest in science. How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland (ages 6 to 9)
By following a Diplodocus from its discovery to its eventual display in the Smithsonian Institution, Hartland has created a lovely tribute to […]

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Physics and Astronomy Books for Kids

There are so many children’s books on Physics and Astronomy, it’s difficult to know where start. Here’s a list of highly acclaimed books, though by no means comprehensive. You are Stardust by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim. Every tiny atom in our bodies was originally from a star that exploded long before we were born. […]

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