The 5 Best Science and Math Books for Babies

Written by Pat O’Neill

Your baby already has the makings of a genius. They need books that can keep up!

The best science and math books for babies do more than impart the ABCs or teach adding and subtracting. They are kaleidoscopes of shape and color that awaken a sense of wonder about our big, beautiful planet.

Your kiddo may be small, but with some help from a grownup and a good book, nothing is beyond reach.

What Makes a Rainbow?by Betty Ann Schwartz

In this color-filled interactive adventure, your little one will follow rainbow-hued magic ribbons along with Little Rabbit as he tries to find what makes a rainbow. The bright woodland creatures like Mr. Fox, Mr. Grasshopper, and Bluebird will guide the way as we find out how many colors can come together to make something beautiful.

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Color Me: Who’s in the Rain Forest?, by Surya Sajnani

Lots of creatures call the rainforest home: monkeys, sloths, jaguars and even chameleons (if you can spot them!). Splish and splash in the bath and bring black-and-white scenes to colorful life just by wetting the pages of this bath book. Spending time in the tub has never been more fun. 

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The Moon Sees You and Me, by Caleb Burroughs

Children who feel loved and cared for are ready to take on big ideas, and let’s be honest: Everyone needs a little comfort at bedtime! Simple, lyrical language and soft, cozy images soothe and provide reassurance. This book teaches kids that even when you’re apart, the moon sees you and me.

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Big and Small, Room for All, by Jo Ellen Bogart


The sky is pretty big, so big it’s hard to imagine anything bigger. How about something smaller like a mountain or a tree? The otherworldly illustrations in this beautiful book will inspire children to think about their size in relation to the world around them. From the Earth to a mountain, a kitten to a mouse, explore how humanity fits in with the rest of creation. In this one-of-a-kind world of ours, there’s room for all.

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Peek Inside Nighttime, by Anna Milbourne & Simona Dimitri

In this nocturnal installment from Usborne, young readers get to lift flaps, peek through holes, and investigate for themselves what happens after night falls. Who’s asleep, and who’s just waking up? What do you know about glow worms, bats, and owls? Discover together the secrets of the night.

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