The 5 Best Science Books for Kids Ages 7 to 9

Written by Pat O’Neill

As your child becomes more aware of the world around them, the natural and varied environment has a unique and timeless pull. Take the next generation of Earth’s stewards on a deep-dive of the natural world with books that show them the fascinating, funny, dangerous, and dynamic world we live in!


Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows, by Asia Citro & Marion Lindsay

Zoey, the kid scientist, has a secret power: She can see magical creatures. With her cat Sassafras in tow, Zoey uses the scientific method and a pair of Thinking Goggles to help a sick baby dragon named Marshmallow. Winner of the Mighty Girl Book of the Year award, Dragons and Marshmallows fuses science and fantasy to inspire your own child’s curious mind.

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The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts, by Maja Säfström

Did you know that alligators swallow stones? Or that a group of ravens is called a conspiracy? In these 100 artfully illustrated, carefully curated pages of animal fun facts, you’ll learn oodles about the natural world.

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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1, by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts

Plucky Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself. Rosie’s beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters—a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II—need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job!

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Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, by Bob Pflugfelder & Steve Hockensmith

With their parents away, Nick and Tesla are left in the care of their mad scientist uncle. Inspired, they build a rocket to embark on a hair-raising adventure. High Voltage is designed to engage children in science, giving “interactive” a new meaning as readers are invited to do real science experiments along the way.

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Science Verse, by Jon Scieszka

What if you fell victim to a curse, and all science was discussed in rhyming verse? This fun and lyrical dive into the world of science will make even the most difficult concepts (hello, black holes!) easy to grasp.

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