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Books (Encouraging Literacy through Science)

Science activities and investigations that can be done at home:

- A Head Start on Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder by William C. Ritz

- Weather by DK

Experiments with Sound and Light by Chris Oxlade

- 40 Simple Science Experiments by Miles Kelly

- Simple Science Experiments: Electricity and Magnets by Miles Kelly

- Simple Science Experiments: Matter and Materials by Miles Kelly

- Simple Science Experiments: Light and Sound by Miles Kelly

- Simple Science Experiments: Air and Water by Miles Kelly

- Exploring Matter with Toys by Mickey Sarquis


Living Things (Animals including Humans and Plants):

- Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski

- The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

- Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

- The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer

- National Trust: Who's Hiding in the Woods? by Katharine McEwen

- Save the Ocean by Bethany Stahl

- Ocean Emporium by Susie Brooks

- The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner

- Human Body Activity Book for Kids: Hands-On Fun for Grades K-3 by Katie Stokes

- First Encyclopedia of the Human Body by Fiona Chandler

- The Five Senses by Hervé Tullet

We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Let's Discover Flowers and Trees


Materials and matter:

- Materials (Project Science) by Sally Hewitt

- Everyday Materials (Ways Into Science) by Peter Riley

- What is Density by Joanne Barkan

- The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks by Joanna Cole

- What is Mass by Don L. Curry

- What's the Matter in Mr. Whisker's Room? by Michael Elsohn Ross

- Did A Dinosaur Drink This Water? by Robert E. Wells

- What is the made of?: All about solids, liquid and gases by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld


Weather and Space:

- Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers Weather by Katie Daynes

- Dogs in Space: The Amazing True Story of Belka and Strelka by Vix Southgate and Iris Deppe

- Tom Goes To Space: Kids Books by Kevin Walker

- Big Book of Stars and Planets by Emily Bone

- Once Upon a Star by James Carter

- Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty

- Types of Precipitation (Water All Around Us) by Nadia Higgins


Light and Sound:

- Playing with Light and Shadows by Jennifer Boothroyd

- Oscar and the Moth by Geoff Waring

- Oscar and the Bat by Geoff Waring

- BURN: Michael Faraday's Candle by Darcy Pattison

- CLANG!: Ernst Chladni's Sound Experiments


Force and Motion:

- Newton and Me by Lynne Mayer

- And Everyone Shouted 'Pull' by Claire Llewellyn

- Oscar and the Cricket by Geoff Waring

- Give it a push! Give it a pull! by Jennifer Boothroyd

- The Magic School Bus Plays Ball by Joanna Cole

- Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow by Darlene Stille

- Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee

- Forces Make Things Move by Kimberly Bradley

- Move it! Motion, Forces and You by Adrienne Mason

- The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba

- Equal Shmequal by Virginia Kroll


Stories to encourage young scientists:

- My Heart is a Compass by Deborah Marcero