Topic Books about Science for Children in KS2

Darwin's Tree of Life

by Michael Bright

This beautifully illustrated book starts from the dawn of life and shows the order in which plants and animals evolved, the different branches of 'The Tree of Life', and how plants and animals have changed over time in many amazingly different ways.

Little People, Big Dreams: Steven Hawking

by Isabel Sanchez Vegara 

This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant physicist's life.


You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey

People are nature. From the water we drink to the trees we climb, we are connected to the natural world in big and surprising ways. With simple, poetic text, and exquisite artwork, You Are Stardust introduces kids to these connections - sparking their imaginations and starting conversations.

Seeing Science by Iris Gottlieb

With quirky illustrations that explain the strange-but-true world of science, Seeing Science offers a ride through the mysteries of the universe. Explore amongst other things, naked mole rats,  the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle and how glaciers are like Snickers bars. Science really is beautiful!


Atomic Adventure

by Ben Newman

In this brilliant follow up to Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space, the trusty feline returns to take the reader on a journey through the incredible world of physics. Learn about energy, power and the building blocks of you, me and the universe in this all new adventure!

This Book Thinks You're a Scientist by Harriet Russell 

Explore seven scientific areas: force and motion, electricity and magnetism, earth and space, light, matter, sound and mathematics. Each spread centres on an open-ended question or activity, with space on the page for the child to write, draw or interact with the book.