3. Age: 9-12 | Science Books For Kids - Best Of 2011
Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World’s Wildlife (Paperback)

Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's WildlifeFor: Grades 3 to adult / Ages 8 to adults
Subject: Animals
Rating: 5 stars (67 reviewers)
Price: $29.95
Page: 624 PAGES
By: David Burnie (Author), Don E. Wilson (Editor)

A book for everyone, young like old. This book will appeal to everyone who like to read about animals. With descriptive pictures, this book will even appeal to the younger ones who can’t read yet but can appreciate the beautiful wildlife illustrations from all around the world.  This book is an amazing reference on animals and contains detailed information. Your child will enjoy exploring all the scientific and technical informative topics that relates to animals and their environment. And we can assure, mom, dad, grandma and grandpa will also find their share of interest into that huge amount of information and facts about wildlife. This book certainly stands apart from all other books for animals, and will serve as a main reference book about animal for your child for the coming years. Everybody simply loves this book! If your child has a fascination with animals, this book has more species and pictures of animals than they can ever dream of. A book that will fill your child imagination for years. With over 600 pages and costing under $30, this is The animal book to give your child this coming Christmas.

Amazon.com Review
Over 2,000 species, from the tiny spider mite to the massive blue whale, are profiled in DK’s astonishingly wonderful Animal, produced in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution and more than 70 expert zoologists. To call this book “profusely illustrated” is to seriously underrepresent page after page of breathtaking photos capturing each creature in sharp images, thrumming with life. Even the page borders are covered with collages of animal skins to indicate (more…)

The Everything Kids’ Math Puzzles Book: Brain Teasers, Games, and Activities

The Everything Kids' Math Puzzles Book: Brain Teasers, Games, and Activities for Hours of Fun (Everything Kids Series)

For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Mathematics
Rating: 4.5 stars (5 reviewers)
Price: $7.95
Page: 135 PAGES
By: Meg Clemens, Sean Clemens, Glenn Clemens

This book is full of fun activities such as decoding Roman numbers and magic squares. Whether it is for home, or for the road, this book will keep children between 9 to 12 years of age entertained and busy. For 7.95$ and over 100 pages, what more can you ask for.  If you and your child liked this book, don’t miss on the other The Everything For Kids series, they are fun, interesting and educational.

Who knew that math could be so cool? Crammed with games, puzzles, and trivia, The Everything® Kids’ Math Puzzles Book puts the fun back into playing with numbers! Inside, you’ll be able to: ·Decode hidden messages using Roman numerals ·Connect the dots using simple addition and subtraction ·Learn to create magic number squares ·Use division to answer musical riddles ·Match the profession to numerical license plates If you have any fear of math—or are just tir (more…)

Grossology (Paperback)

Grossology

For: Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12
Subject: Human biology, funny book
Rating: 5 stars (10 reviewers)
Price: $9.99
Page: 80 PAGES
By: Sylvia Branzei (Author) & Jack Keely (Illustrator)

This book is a classic of modern gross scholarship… If you have kids and can’t get them to read books (whether it’s science books for kids, or any other types of books), this will probably become your child’s favorite book. Kids are simply nuts over that book, which has an impressive array of information on fun subjects, such as barf, farts, BO, burping, bad breath and everything else boys seem to just love. The book is so interesting, especially to boys, that there won’t be any complain when reading time comes! And what to say about your happiness when you will see your boy or girl laugh hysterically at the images and comments. Definitely a must have book for any child.

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The New York Public Library Amazing World Geography: A Book of Answers for Kids (Paperback)

The New York Public Library Amazing World Geography: A Book of Answers for Kids
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Nature, Planet Earth
Rating: N/A
Price: $12.95
Page: 176 PAGES
By: The New York Public Library & Andrea Sutcliffe

Follow the Ring of Fire from New Zealand to South America. Navigate the Blue Nile and walk the Great Wall of China. Meet the first person to reach the South Pole and witness the “Green Revolution” in India. Explore the people, landscapes, and languages of our fascinating planet and uncover the answers to all your questions about world geography . . . How old is the earth? See page 8. Can volcanoes form underwater? See page 14. What are maquiladoras? See page 50. (more…)

Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts (Paperback)

Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Human biology, Human body, Anatomy
Rating: 4.5 stars (11 reviews)
Price: $14.99
Page: 127 pages
By: Linda Allison

Brown Paper School Book – Blood and Guts discusses the elements of the human body. It also includes extra suggestions for related experiments and projects. This is an excellent book. Use it for home schooling or simply to give some extra knowledge about human biology to your child, who will simply love the book, the writing and the illustrations! The author puts in simple words the complicated world of human biology, in a way not only kids can understand and enjoy, but also adults! You will find lots of experiments to try, and easy to do with stuff you can find around the house. that we actually do because they’re just plain fun and the equipment is easily found around the house. This book is great for kids, but also for young teenagers, and can serve as a reference for people of all age! Keep it next to your encyclopedia, other adults may want to have a quick look at it!

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Janice Vancleave’s A+ Projects: Winning Experiments For Science Fair (School & Library Binding)

Janice Vancleave's A+ Projects In Astronomy: Winning Experiments For Science Fai
For: Grades 6-10 / Ages 10-15
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 5 stars (4 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 160 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

Whether your favorite middle or high-school student is interested in the demonstrating the greenhouse effect (with shoeboxes, soil, and plastic food wrap), sympathetic vibration (with a couple of soda bottles), or the breathing rate of goldfish, former science teacher Janice VanCleave provides helpful advice for designing experiments to impress judges at the science fair. In the first section, the author explains the importance of understanding the scientific method, selecting a topic, identifying its category, research, overview, experimental data, project summaries, the display, and presentation and evaluation. The second part of the book offers project ideas for 35 science fair topics within the categories of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics (more…)

The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6 (Paperback)

The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6
For: Grades 5-6 / Ages 10-12
Subject: Activity book / plants, animals, Earth, environment, air, water, sound, biology, etc
Rating: 4.5 stars (17 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 352 pages
By: School Specialty Publishing

The Complete Book of Science for grades 5 to 6 teaches children important science skills! Children complete a variety of exercises that help them develop a number of skills in this 352 page workbook. Including a complete answer key this workbook features a user-friendly format perfect for browsing, research, and review. Over 4 million in print! The best-selling Complete Book series (more…)

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown Ups (Hardcover)

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown Ups
For: Grades 4-10 / Ages 9-15
Subject: Nature
Rating: 5 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $15.95
Page: 96 pages
By: Gina Ingoglia

The birds, the bees, the flowers and the…TREES! How do trees grow? Why do leaves change? What kind of tree is that? The acclaimed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s newest guide answers all kids’ (and their parents’) tree-related questions in an easy-to-understand way. It features 33 different trees that grow in North America, from rural Georgia to the streets of New York City to the California suburbs. Each profile includes a beautiful botanical watercolor illustration by author Gina (more…)

Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story (Sharing Nature With Children Book) (Hardcover)

Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story (Sharing Nature With Children Book)
For: Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 4.5 stars (22 reviews)
Price: $19.95
Page: 48 pages
By: Jennifer Morgan (Author) & Dana Lynne Andersen (Illustrator)

Review
“When returning from the Moon, I experienced directly and emotionally the personal connection to the Universe described by Jennifer Morgan.” — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, author

In this first of a trilogy, the Universe tells its own life story of chaos and creativity, science and struggle. Time after time the Universe nearly perishes, then bravely triumphs and turns itself into new and even more spectacular forms. Eventually it turns stardust into you. This s (more…)

The Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book: Fun Projects for Kids to Learn About the Wonders of Wildlife and Nature

The Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book: Fun Projects for Kids to Learn About the Wonders of Wildlife and Nature
For: Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Nature and Animals / Activity book
Rating: 5 stars (2 reviews)
Price: N/A
Page: 64 pages
By: Robin Michal Krootz

From an apartment-rail hummingbird feeder to a backyard bat house. . .from a butterfly-friendly window box to a nest full of baby swallows. . .here are simple instructions for creating inviting, easy-to-make feeders and havitats that will attract insects, birds, squirrels, bats, frogs, and other small creatures. Many of the projects use recycled materials. These enjoyable science-based activities are accompanied by attractive illustrations and amazing anecdotes, facts, and insights (more…)

Janice VanCleave’s Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work (Science for Every Kid Series)
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-13
Subject: Biology / Activity book
Rating: 4.5 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 240 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

What’s the effect of osmosis on a raisin? How is water transported through plant stems? What’s the best way to grow penicillin? How are butterflies different from moths? Now you can discover answers to these and other fascinating questions about biologythe study of living organisms. In Biology for Every Kid, you’ll learn how to talk with fireflies, watch bacteria wage war in a glass of milk, discover how to tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps, and fi (more…)

Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Science Terms, Concepts, and Strategies (Paperback)

Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Science Terms, Concepts, and Strategies
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Dictionnary
Rating: 5 stars (2 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Laurie Westphal

Packed with more than 350 illustrated science definitions that every child must know…this is the ultimate science homework helper! Science Dictionary for Kids provides hundreds of science terms with kid-friendly definitions and illustrations, perfect for any teacher of science or parent helping a child with science homework. From the basic science equipment, to the physical sciences, to Earth science, kids can flip to one of eight science categories to find the definitions they need (more…)

The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! (Everything Kids Series)
For: Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Activity book / biology, chemistry, physics, space
Rating: 4.5 stars (28 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Tom Robinson

Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! Science has never been so easy – or so much fun! With The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teach Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons – from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space. You’ll discover answers to questions like: Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into (…Find more similar books…)

ScienceWiz Chemistry Experiments Kit and Book 35 Experiments, Chemistry

ScienceWiz Chemistry Experiments Kit and Book 35 Experiments, Chemistry
For: Grades 1-5 / Ages 6-11
Subject: Chemistry / Activity book
Pages: 40 pages + chemistry kits
Rating: 3.5 stars (8 reviewers)
Price: $19.99
By: Science Wiz
From the Manufacturer
Chemistry is an award winning kit that comes with a 40 page highly visual, step-by- step instruction book. All the materials are included your child will need to perform 35 experiments. A classic set of all time favorite children’s experiments are combined to explore the matter of matter: make candles, squirt with water pressure, sink and float an egg, dye a flower from the inside out, squeeze an egg into a bottle, capturing a CO2 explosion and growing crystal (more…)

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less (Paperback)

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
For: Grade 2-4 / Ages 7-10
Subject: Activity book (air, animals, energy, gravity, magnetism, light, the human body, and much more)
Rating: 4.5 stars (5 reviewers)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Jean Potter

From School Library Journal
Suitable for grade 2-4. This book is a collection of simple projects. Experiments are easy and uses every materials that can easily be found in the house. Different topics for different areas of science, from gravity, to water or light. They all can be follow in a matter of minutes. Comes with detailed instructions and illustrations. The experiments are easy to understand. Some experiments require the help of an adult, and are well mentioned in the book. Each experiment has a some good science explanation behind it, the why, the what should had happened and many explanations. At times these explanations involve concepts that (…Find other similar books…)