Celebrating National Science Week with recommended books for inquisitive minds.

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We LOVE books here at Kids in Adelaide and we LOVE science, so we thought we’d put together a list of our favourite science themed books for you to try this National Science Week. No matter what area of science your kids are interested in, you’ll find a book over at Booktopia for them to learn more about their favourite topic. There are books on astronomy, plants and nature, inventing, space, animals, insects and heaps more! They can even learn about some of the world’s greatest scientists and the history behind their lives and discoveries. Whether your child is a beginner reader or fluent, prefers lots of text or learns best through illustrations there is definitely a science book for them! Check out our favourites below and be sure to let us know which books your kids enjoy. All of these titles are available online from Booktopia

Unlocking the Universe

The ultimate children’s guide to the universe. Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Or what it takes to put humans on the moon – or even on Mars? What would you do if you could travel through space and time?

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The First Scientists

The First Scientists is the highly anticipated, illustrated science book from Corey Tutt of DeadlyScience. With kids aged 7 to 12 years in mind, this book will nourish readers’ love of science and develop their respect for Indigenous knowledge at the same time.

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Aliens and Other Worlds

A voyage of discovery, seeking other worlds to answer one of life’s great questions: are we alone? Did life on Earth arrive on a meteorite from outer space? Are there living beings on planets beyond our solar system? If they are out there, what might these aliens look like? Would they be smart, curious, scared? Would they even want to meet us?

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey… A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization- how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.Bill Bryson’s challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn’t some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science.

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Aussie STEM Stars

Aussie STEM Stars is an inspiring children’s series that celebrates Australia’s experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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Stolen Science

A fresh approach to a timely topic, Stolen Science is a fascinating compendium of stories of uncredited scientists and inventors throughout the ages.

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Weirdest Creatures in Time

Get ready to go on a journey through time with real-life explorer and scientist, Professor Tim Flannery. You’re about to meet the weirdest, wildest and most amazing animals that have ever lived – and died!.

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The First Astronomers

The First Astronomers is the first book to explain for general readers the rich knowledge of the stars and the planets held by First Peoples around the world. Our eyes have been drawn away from the skies to our screens. We no longer look to the stars to forecast the weather, predict the seasons or plant our gardens. Most of us cannot even see the Milky Way. But First Nations Elders around the world still maintain this knowledge, and there is much we can learn from them.

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Deadly Science – How Plants Thrive: Book 7

Engaging topics that will inspire primary-aged kids to ask questions, experiment and learn about how scientific principles impact the way we live.

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A Guide to the Creatures in Your Neighbourhood

Tune in to the richness and diversity in your local environment with this playful, quirky guide that’s packed with interactive projects, nature writing and sketching activities.

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