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Best Children's Books for British Science Week 2023

Books for British Science Week 2020

British Science Week runs 10th-19th March 2023 and is a ten day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. There are many different ways you can get involved, including their annual design a poster competition, loads of events and brilliant activity packs to explore.

There are heaps of books about science, technology, engineering and maths but we've handpicked the very best for your budding scientist, whatever their age.

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Step inside Science: Your Body

Discover the wonders of the human body in this peep-through book for ages 5+! 

Our body is a true work of magic. Thanks to all the wonderful things it does, we can eat, taste, smell, see and BREATHE! What a wonderful thing it is to be alive! In this book you will discover a bunch of magnificent facts about how our body works, from how it breaks down food (YUM!) and how bones grow, to how muscles are able to lift heavy things (ARGH!). Explore the body by peeking through each die-cut page in this fully illustrated fact-filled book.


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The Cosmic Diary of our Incredible Universe

From real-life astronaut Tim Peake, this two-colour fact book for ages 6+ is OUT OF THIS WORLD! 

 Are you bursting to know the answers to REALLY BIG questions? Like, how are stars made, what will we find in a black hole or which fruit can create antimatter? What even IS antimatter? You will find out that the Sun is one of about 800 million stars in space, that the Universe contains over 2 TRILLION other galaxies, and so much more… This fascinating fact-filled book by a real astronaut will leave you starry-eyed with all the universe’s wonderful secrets to discover! Put on your seatbelts…ready, set, go… and you’ve BLASTED into space!


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Can You Get Rainbows in Space?

Why is blood red? Why are carrots orange? Who invented the lightbulb? Why is the world 'going green'? Is the sky really blue? And what is ultraviolet light?

You'll discover the answers to these questions - and many more - in this incredible collection of scientific facts about colour. We'll talk about light (the most important thing) and waves (not the kind you see at the beach - though you will learn why the sea looks blue!). You'll find out how some animals are able to glow in the dark and how others change their colours to hide from predators. Keep reading to discover why leaves change colour in the autumn, why your veins look blue but your blood is red, and why the language we use shapes the colours we see . . .

And you'll learn exactly how to make a rainbow - in space.

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Explodapedia: The Cell

Cells are the true STARS of biology, and this books is all about them! 

For curious readers ages 8+, this is the definitive guide to the heart of all life! Meet the CELL. Cells form all life. They’re in our DNA. They have many important roles. They can move and they can multiply. Cells are simply SPECTACULAR! Did we mention they’re practically INVISIBLE, as they’re too tiny to be seen without magnification? Talk about having SUPERPOWERS! This book explores the billion-year-old basic unit of life and all its many workings. Join Dr Ben Martynoga and Moose Allain as they explain the fascinating story of life's building blocks!


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The Big Story of Being Alive: A Brilliant Book About What Makes You EXTRAORDINARY

This glorious illustrated picture book for ages 7+ is a true celebration of everything alive through the lens of SCIENCE! 

To be alive is one of the MOST EXCITING things EVER. Things that are alive can GROW, they REPRODUCE and they are made of trillions of tiny, but mightily important, organisms called CELLS. This story uncovers all the curiousities about life, like how we are born and what makes every living being UNIQUE! Find out all about life in this fresh, funny and fact-filled book from author and illustrator Neal Layton, you'll discover why being alive is totally AMAZING.


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The Earth Book

Take a closer look inside Earth with this incredible full-colour board book about our planet for ages 5+! 

Have you ever thought about how amazing our world is? What happens deep under the Earth's surface? How do volcanoes form? From weather systems to the water cycle, this illustrated book is an exciting way to explore all the amazing things our planet does. Children will love discovering the answers with amazing see-through pages and clear, friendly text. With labelled diagrams - from outer space to super soil - covering human and animal life, this is a fantastic first look at our world for curious children everywhere.


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SuperQuesters: The Case of the Missing Memory

This is the PERFECT next read for all lovers of science ages 4+, fully illustrated and complete with adventure, magic, quests…and over 100 reusable stickers and a reward chart! 

Meet Lilli, Leo and Bea, three curious kids with BIG imaginations. When they solve a challenging science problem, they turn into SUPERHEROES Lillicorn, Leo Zoom and Bea Bumble but they need YOU to join in the mission to find Grumble's Memory Machine and restore normality to Questland. The hands-on activities in this book are designed with Key Stage 1 Computing, Maths and Science National Curriculum to help readers develop their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills in exciting new ways.


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How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs

Prepare to LAUNCH into SPACE with this exciting fully illustrated book WITH STICKERS for children ages 5+, all about what it’s REALLY like to be an ASTRONAUT! 

Find out all about space and the incredible space jobs you could do, from training to be a space chef or designing spacesuits to searching for new planets we could live on, or even blasting into space and living in the International Space Station. Get ready to work in Mission Control! This is the perfect read to inspire anyone with an interest in science and space exploration. It also includes a press-out-and-make rocket, over 100 stickers and fold-out space scenes for all budding space travellers!


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The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions

This full-colour book for children aged 8+ is packed full of science, history and laugh-out-loud facts, answering some of the most bamboozling questions that you can think of! 

Why are bubbles always round? Can you touch a rainbow? Why can't you remember being a baby? Why don't animals wear clothes? Do plants have feelings? These are just some of the IMPOSSIBLE questions that this book answers! This book will explain the trickiest of questions and open your eyes to some that you have never even thought of. Marvel at the beautiful and engaging illustrations on each page with this perfect bedside companion for when you are wondering if there really is an answer to everything.


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Brain Detective: Uncover the Best-Kept Secrets of your Totally Mind-Blowing Brain!

Prepare to be completely MIND-BLOWN and become a BRAIN DETECTIVE with this illustrated book for ages 7+ by science teacher and Youtuber Tim James! 

 The world's most complicated computer is the one inside your HEAD! Grab your magnifying glass and become a BRAIN DETECTIVE as you discover how the brain controls everything we do. It makes us think, move, feel, sleep, remember, forget, imagine and have some pretty weird dreams. But it's also one of the most mysterious organs in the human body. Packed with fascinating facts and jaw-dropping real-life case studies, this book has everything you need to uncover the best-kept secrets about our brilliant brains.


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Board Books

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PICTURE BOOKS

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fiction for ages 7+

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fiction for ages 9+

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Non-Fiction & reference books for ages 7+

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Reference Books for ages 9+

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Activity Books

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