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Books for the budding scientist

September 10, 2018

 

Does your child have a curious brain? From experiments to world renowned scientists, this collection of science books will inspire any science super star that is aiming to make the next big discovery.

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty

Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble!

Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should.

Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? by Chris Ferrie

Full of scientific fun, Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? features appearances from real-life scientists including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Ada Lovelace, and more! Young readers will delight in poking fun at a familiar text while learning about scientists who changed the world.

Look I’m a Scientist by DK

Children have everything they need to be amazing scientists: a curious brain and super senses. Look I’m a Scientist is bursting with exciting, easy-peasy science fun to do at home.

Little scientists will discover why water goes stiff in the freezer, what makes slime super stretchy, how to make the best soap bubbles, and lots more. With Look I’m a Scientist children can touch, smell, see, hear, and taste their way to scientific amazement!

Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder by Alom Shaha

Adventures in Science Round the Kitchen Table

Why does the . . . ? What is . . . ? How does . . . ?
Don’t worry if you don’t know the answers, you soon will!
Every child can be a scientist with the help of Mr Shaha and his recipes for wonder!

Turn a rainy day at home or a walk in the park into a chance to experiment. All you need are a few simple items from your kitchen cupboards — and the power of curiosity!

Learn about sound by making wine glasses sing, investigate chemical reactions with vitamin-powered rockets, and explore Newton’s Third Law by making balloon-driven cars.

Written by a science teacher and dad, Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder gives clear, step-by-step instructions for over 15 experiments. Whether you’re a science star or just starting out, it will help you inspire young people to learn.

Get the whole family joining in around the table, as you transform your kitchen into a laboratory!

Marie Curie by Isabel Sanchez Vergara

Little People, Big Dreams

Marie Curie’s love of knowledge led her to make huge discoveries in the fight against cancer, and win the Nobel Prize for Physics.

In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. The book follows Marie Curie, whose love of learning helped her to revolutionise the fight against cancer with her discovery of radium and polonium. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Marie’s life at the back.


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