Books that Make Learning Fun

A book that makes learning fun presents material in an engaging manner, encourages readers to think strategically, or models critical thinking and discovery.


Our favorite books in science.
identify the insects here and then head outside

Backyard Detective: Critters Up Close

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
quick and sturdy guide to the night skies

Backyard Stars: A Guide for Home and the Road (Klutz Guides)

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
exploring your insides

Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts

Linda Allison

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
the best Mindstorms guide we've found

Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms : The Ultimate Tool for Mindstorms Maniacs

Mario Ferrari, Giulio Ferrari, Ralph Hempel

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: science
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: weekly
science explorations with bugs from your backyard

Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 Hands-On Science Experiments for Children

Sally Kneidel

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
explanations and experiments with the periodic table

Fizz, Bubble & Flash!: Element Explorations & Atom Adventures for Hands-On Science Fun! (Williamson Kids Can! Series)

Anita, Ph.D. Brandolini

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
nature facts in prose and poetry

Handbook of Nature Study

Anna Botsford Comstock

Topic: science
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
Study nature: pull out your notebook!

Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You

Clare Walker Leslie, Charles E. Roth

Topic: science
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
science songs you'll never forget

Lyrical Life Science, Vol. 2: Mammals, Ecology, and Biomes With CD

Doug C. Eldon, Dorry Eldon, Bobby Horton

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
body songs that stay with you

Lyrical Life Science, Vol. 3: The Human Body

Doug C. Eldon, Dorry Eldon, Bobby Horton

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: weekly
science songs you'll always remember

Lyrical Life Science: Mammals, Ecology and Biomes, Vol. 2 (Lyrical Life Science)

Douglas C. Eldon, Dorry Eldon

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
What's good? What's bad? In science.

Nibbling on Einstein's Brain: The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science

Diane Swanson

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
A quark?

Q Is for Quark: A Science Alphabet Book

David M. Schwartz

Topic: science
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: weekly
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
nature's alphabet

The Butterfly Alphabet

Kjell B Sandved

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
Fllight of butterflies to your backyard

The Family Butterfly Book

Rick Mikula

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
early bug guide

The Icky Bug Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)

Jerry Pallotta, Neil Pallotta

Topic: science
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
count and learn bug names!

The Icky Bug Counting Book

Jerry Pallotta

Topic: science
Age Level: preschool
You'll use it: daily
Where did that table come from?

The Mystery of the Periodic Table (Living History Library)

Benjamin Wiker, Jeanne Bendick

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: occasionally
the foundations of the sciences, delightful and in depth

The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way: Story of Science, The

Joy Hakim

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
modern chemistry in context

The Story of Science: Newton at the Center

Joy Hakim

Topic: science
Age Level: middle school
You'll use it: daily
Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily
vermicomposting for environment and education

Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System

Mary Appelhof

Topic: science
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: occasionally
Learning with vermicomposting

Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment

Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton, Barbara Loss Harris

Topic: science
Age Level: elementary
You'll use it: daily

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Here you will find books, products, and ideas that our family has used to make learning fun for each one of us. We hope that it encourages you to find your own way to have the fun of learning.