I suppose a better title for this post would be “If your kids liked Cosmos” because I really want to share some of my favorite science titles for the families who have been watching Cosmos together and want to keep the awesome science education going now that it’s over.
- Gravity by Jason Chin – I love the way that Jason Chin’s picture books take an unusual approach to science, and his newest book does that with gravity. It is very simple and visually striking. Well worth sharing with young children to talk about what keeps us to the earth, what makes things fall, etc. (Ages 4-8)
- Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space by Dominic Walliman – This grand tour of space is guided by Professor Astro Cat in a fun and friendly way. It’s stylishly designed and easy to understand. Even kids who aren’t as interested in science will likely be drawn in by the infographic style illustrations and funny asides in the text. It is also worth noting that the author holds a PhD in Quantum Physics, so he knows his stuff. (Ages 8-10 – Though my 6 year-old loves to browse through it too)
- How to Make a Planet by Scott Forbes – Start with the Big Bang and follow the steps that led to the earth we know today. This is a fact-filled science book with the twist of being a “how-to book” for kids interested in having a planet of their own. (Ages 8-12)
What are some of your favorite science books for kids?