5d. Subject: animals | 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…)

Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series) (Paperback)

Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series)For: Preschool-Grade 1 / Ages 2-6
Subject: Biology, Human biology
Rating: 4.5 stars (226 reviewers)
Price: $7.95
Page: 27 PAGES
By: Taro Gomi (Author) & Amanda Mayer Stinchecum (Illustrator) 3gadf5xsyz

This book is a wonderfully illustrated book for every young toddler. Everyone Poops is a great book to teach your children about the basics of human and animal biology. A great book to have when you start potty training your child. A book all kids will enjoy, and that will help their parents get more comfortable about talking about #2 😉

Some parents will be put off by some of the explicit but fun images, but this book shows the reality as is : Everybody poops! In a world where too many parents are embarrassed to ask their doctor about colonoscopy, it is important to educate your child that it is okay to talk about any problems related to our daily #2! Everyone Poops, a great educational and entertaining book for kids ages 2-6, but also for the prudish parents!

From Publishers Weekly
“An elephant makes a big poop. A mouse makes a tiny poop,” and so the text goes, describing all sorts of creatures and people who eat and thus defecate. Ages 18mos.-4yrs. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1– Well yes, they do, but does anyone really need an entire book on the subject? In this Japanese import, readers are informed on page one that “an elephant makes a big poop, a mouse makes a ti (more…)

Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond (Merloyd Lawrence Book) (Hardcover)

Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond (Merloyd Lawrence Book)
For: Age 12 to adults
Subject: Animals
Rating: 5 stars (9 reviews)
Price: $26.00
Page: 312 pages
By: Meg Daley Olmert

From Booklist
Many people will attest to the happiness pets bring, but few are aware of the neurochemical basis. In one of those delectably synergistic books that tie together threads of science, history, and everyday life, Olmert explains the evolutionary processes behind what E. O. Wilson calls biophilia, our love and need for animals. The complex story begins with the hormone oxytocin. First identified as the agent for labor contractions and breast-feeding, oxytocin is now recogn (more…)

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 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…)

The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive (Paperback)

The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive
For: Preschool-Grade 3 / Ages 4-8
Subject: Animals
Rating: 4.5 stars (5 reviews)
Price: $6.99
Page: 48 pages
By: Joanna Cole (Author), Bruce Degen (Illustrator), Bruce Degan (Illustrator)

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4. Nobody can organize a field trip like the indomitable Ms. Frizzle! This time out she introduces her class to the insect kingdom via an excursion through a honeybee hive. Garbed in bee costumes complete with antennae, and sprayed with the proper pheromones, the students are accepted by the workers and allowed to perform such chores as foraging for nectar and pollen, building honeycombs, making honey, and feeding larvae. They also have the opportu (more…)

I Love Animals Sticker Book (Paperback)

I Love Animals Sticker Book
For: age 3 and up (small pieces, need parents supervision for children under age of 3)
Subject: Animals
Rating: 4 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $3.95
Page: 20 pages
By: Roger Priddy

Ideal for children aged 3 and up Fun rhymes to read and listen to More than 30 stickers. You child will love that book! Children will bring this book with them at all time. A great book to keep your child entertain in the car and while waiting for you appointment at the dentist or doctor’s clinic. A great book your child will never get tired of, and a fantastic way to learn all sorts of of animal names.


My Big Animal Book (My Big Board Books) (Board book)

My Big Animal Book (My Big Board Books)
For: Babies and toddlers / Ages 0-4
Subject: Animals
Rating: 5 stars (56 reviews)
Price: $5.95
Page: 12 pages
By: Roger Priddy

This book is ideal for babies and toddlers. It contains an amazing collection of pictures. The images are in large format to bring more life to them. You and your kid will love this book, that will helps him or her build their vocabulary. (…Find similar books…)


Science books for kids : Animals

Like most kids, your child is probably fascinated by animals. Whether it’s a kitten in a picture book, ants in the yard, a nature show about elephants, a horse on the farm, or a rhinoceros in the zoo, kids can’t get enough of those cute or scary looking, furry or scaly creatures that share our planet. If you are looking into introducing your child into science books for kids, books about animals are sure a good way to start.  We present here a pre-selection of the best and most popular books about animals for kids.


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Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones

$17.99 $14.03
365 Penguins

$17.95 $12.21
A Children’s Zoo

$16.99 $14.95
Clifford’s Animal Sounds



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Age 4-8

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (Caldecott Honor Book)

$15.00 $9.75
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

Nights of the Pufflings

About Birds: A Guide for Children

$15.95 $11.96

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Age 9-12

The Burgess Bird Book for Children

Simon & Schuster Children’s Guide to Insects and Spiders

$22.95 $17.90

$29.99 $19.79
Evolving Planet: Four Billion Years of Life on Earth

$19.95 $13.57


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Age 13+

Animals (Discovering Careers for Your Future)

Animal Migration (Animal Behavior)

$32.95 $31.14
Gorilla Mountain: The Story of Wildlife Biologist Amy Vedder

$31.50 $22.33
Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth

$17.95 $13.46


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