The Best Preschool Science Books

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.

The best preschool science books for 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 Science books

What is a Scientist? – The simple text will help your kids see that they are scientists.

What is a Scientist? book

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.

Look, I'm a Scientist Book

Ada Twist, Scientist – Ada will encourage your kids to be curious.

Ada Twist, Scientist book

Charlotte, the Scientist, is Squished – Although Charlotte struggles to find the space to conduct her scientific investigation, she uses the scientific method to solve her problems.

Charlotte the Scientist is Squished book

I Use Science Tools – Use the photographs in this book to introduce your kids to the tools to help them with their scientific explorations.

I Use Science Tools book

I Know a Scientist

I Know a Scientist book

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.

Cece Loves Science book

Physical Science Books

A Look at Magnets – The bright, bold photos in this book provides an explanation of magnets for your kids.

A Look at Magnets book

Floating and Sinking – Use this book as an introduction to density.

Floating and Sinking book

Hot and Cold – With familiar examples, this book explores the concept of hot and cold.

Hot and Cold book

Matter See it, Taste it, Smell it – Show kids how solids, liquid, and gases change form.

Matter: See it, Touch It, Taste it, Smell It book

Solids, Liquids, and Gases – Give your kids an introduction to solids, liquids, and gasses with this simple book.

Solids, Liquids, and Gases book

Change It! Solids, Liquids, Gases, and You – Here is another title that will help your kids understand the states of matter.

Change It! Solids, Liquids, Gases and You book.

All About Matter

All About Matter book

I Fall Down – Use this book to explain the concept of gravity in an easy-to-understand way. Kids can also test the concepts.

I Fall Down book

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.

Dirt: The Scoop on Soil book

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.

Sand: Jump into Science book

A Tree for All Seasons – Teach your kids about the seasons with the beautiful photographs in this book.

A tree for all seasons book

Me and My Place in Space – Introduce your kids to the solar system with this fun book.

Me and My Place in Space Book

Watching the Seasons – Explore the seasons with the beautiful photography in this little book.

Watching the Seasons book

Drop – Introduce your kids to the water cycle in a fun way through the adventures of this little drop of water.

Drop an Adventure Through the Water Cycle book

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.

If You Find a Rock book

Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough – Teach kids about different types of rocks with this introduction to geology.

Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough book - Preschool science books

Life Science Books

Daylight Starlight Wildlife – Through gorgeous illustrations, the author shows your kids nocturnal and diurnal animals.

Daylight Startlight Wildlife - Preschool science books

Living or Nonliving?– This book does a great job helping your kids understand the difference between living and nonliving things.

Living and Nonliving book - a science book for preschoolers

What Do Living Things Need? – Help your kids understand that living things need food, shelter, water, and air to survive.

What Do Living Things Need?  Life science books for preschool

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.

Living Things and Nonliving Things - life science books for preschoolers

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden – Introduce your kids to the pumpkin life cycle with this book.

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden Book

Roots – Show your kids what roots look like and how they work.

Roots - a life science books for preschool.

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