There's been a recent boom in publishing beautifully designed and readable science books for young children. And kids love nonfiction. They really enjoy looking at every detail in the photographs, reading the captions, and trying to puzzle out the charts, diagrams, and timelines. We also find many examples of fictional picture books with a math or science theme that can provide the perfect doorway for getting your child interested in the world around him.
Nancy Carol Willis founded Birdsong Books as an independent publisher of natural science books for children. Birdsong Books seeks to spark the delight of discovering our wild neighbors and natural habitats. We believe that knowledge and understanding of nature fosters caring and a desire to protect the Earth and all living things.
Many publishers create leveled science books for children. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science is an example. From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heiligman is a "stage 1" book designed for children ages 3+.