Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
What do you do with a persistent child who won’t stop asking “Why?” You teach her about the world of science and give her room to discover the magic. This inspiring story is the next in the series from the same creators of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. Perfect for all the little scientists (or anyone who loves to be special!) in your world.
The Maker Lab by Jack Challoner
Scientific discovery need not be complicated. This book encourages experimentation and explains many basic scientific principles using average household items, clear instruction, and great photographs. Many real world applications are cited. Perfect for any tinkerer in your life, this book is gender-neutral and never talks down to young scientists.
Jungle by Kathy Wollard and Dan Kainen
We are still somewhat baffled by how phototicular books work, but we love watching the expressions on children’s faces when they turn the pages. Jungle is the latest from the talented team that has given us Safari, Ocean, and Polar. Watch a tarantula scuttle across the page, a Bengal tiger hunt for prey, and a red macaw fly through the air! These creatures and their stories are a great introduction to the world of the rain forest.
Broadway Books in Portland, OR always loves to recommend stellar books; you can see more selections for kids in their newsletter and in-store, of course. Stop into local, independent bookstores for fresh inspiration.