Top 20 Science and Nature Books for Young Children

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A list of our favorite science and nature books for young children.

CrinklerootCrinkleroot's Nature Almanac
by Jim Arnosky
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Faces of the MoonFaces of the Moon
by Bob Crelin

Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of EarthUnusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Animals
by Michael Hearst

Hatch!Hatch!
by Roxie Munro

Animalium: Welcome to the MuseumAnimalium: Welcome to the Museum
by Jenny Broom

Burgess Bird Book for ChildrenBurgess Bird Book for Children
by Thornton W. Burgess

The Burgess Animal Book for ChildrenThe Burgess Animal Book for Children
by Thornton W. Burgess

The Burgess Seashore Book for ChildrenThe Burgess Seashore Book for Children
by Thornton W. Burgess

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and WonderA Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder
by Walter Wick
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature

At the Same Moment, Around the WorldAt the Same Moment, Around the World
by Clotilde Perrin

How Do You Lift a Lion?How Do You Lift a Lion?
by Robert E. Wells
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

WhatWhat's Older Than a Giant Tortoise?
by Robert E. Wells

WhatWhat's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?
by Robert E. Wells
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?
by Robert E. Wells
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

WhatWhat's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah?
by Robert E. Wells

How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the WorldHow to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World
by Faith McNulty
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill FarmOur Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm
by Alice Provensen
Recommended Age: 3
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4

Flip Flap Body BookFlip Flap Body Book
by Alastair Smith
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Sonlight Preschool Book List for Ages 3-4

Snowflake BentleySnowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Illustrated by Mary Azarian
Recommended Age: 5
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The Berenstain BearsThe Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature
by Stan Berenstain
Recommended Age: 4
Also: Sonlight Pre-K Book List for Ages 4-5
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