Are you looking for books to add to your science activity center or science-themed dramatic play area? Perhaps you are looking for some preschool book ideas to inspire your young scientist? Here is a list of some of the best preschool science books for your kids.
Encourage Kids to Think Like a Scientist
What Is Science? – With beautiful illustrations, this book provides a great overview of science for young kids.
What is a Scientist? – The simple text will help your kids see that they are scientists.
Look, I’m a Scientist – This book begins by showing kids how to use all of their senses to be scientists and then shows them several simple experiments that they can try.
Ada Twist, Scientist – Ada will encourage your kids to be curious.
I Use Science Tools – Use the photographs in this book to introduce your kids to the tools to help them with their scientific explorations.
Cece Love Science – Cece, a budding scientist, conducts a simple experiment on her dog and simplifies the scientific method for your kids in the process.
Physical Science Books
A Look at Magnets – The bright, bold photos in this book provides an explanation of magnets for your kids.
Floating and Sinking – Use this book as an introduction to density.
Hot and Cold – With familiar examples, this book explores the concept of hot and cold.
Matter See it, Taste it, Smell it – Show kids how solids, liquid, and gases change form.
Solids, Liquids, and Gases – Give your kids an introduction to solids, liquids, and gasses with this simple book.
Change It! Solids, Liquids, Gases, and You – Here is another title that will help your kids understand the states of matter.
I Fall Down – Use this book to explain the concept of gravity in an easy-to-understand way. Kids can also test the concepts.
Sound: Loud, Soft, High, and Low – Explore the concepts of sound with this delightful book.
Earth Science Books
Dirt: The Scoop on Soil – With great illustrations, this book provides basic knowledge about soil for your kids.
Jump Into Science: Sand – Help your kids learn all about sand…from how sand is formed, why it’s on a beach, to why it is different colors.
A Tree for All Seasons – Teach your kids about the seasons with the beautiful photographs in this book.
Me and My Place in Space – Introduce your kids to the solar system with this fun book.
Watching the Seasons – Explore the seasons with the beautiful photography in this little book.
Drop – Introduce your kids to the water cycle in a fun way through the adventures of this little drop of water.
The Simple Science of Rocks – The photographs in this book will help kids learn about different types of rocks.
If You Find a Rock – With its beautiful language and photos, this book will encourage your kids to appreciate the beauty of rocks.
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough – Teach kids about different types of rocks with this introduction to geology.
Life Science Books
Daylight Starlight Wildlife – Through gorgeous illustrations, the author shows your kids nocturnal and diurnal animals.
Living or Nonliving?– This book does a great job helping your kids understand the difference between living and nonliving things.
What Do Living Things Need? – Help your kids understand that living things need food, shelter, water, and air to survive.
Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book – This book challenges your kids to THINK about living and non-living things through stunning photographs. It will promote discussions about exceptions to the criteria.
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden – Introduce your kids to the pumpkin life cycle with this book.
Roots – Show your kids what roots look like and how they work.
Additional Science Books for Kids
Find additional science-related books for preschoolers in these articles by Early Learning Ideas.