Bestselling Science, Nature & How It Works Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling science, nature & how it works books for 5 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Simple Machines (Starting With Science)

by: Deborah HodgeRay Boudreau
Release date: Jan 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 32
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Thirteen experiments about the six simple machines — the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge and screw — teach kids about basic science. Full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions clearly explain each activity, so that kids can make the most of the machines with minimal help from adults. Part of the Starting with Science series, Simple Machines encourages children to have fun as they learn basic science and fills a need for primary-level science resources.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Experiments & Projects

2. Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires (Young Discoverers: Science Facts and Experiments)

by: David Glover
Release date: Apr 15, 2002
Number of Pages: 31
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With projects ranging from building a basic battery-connected circuit to a do-it -yourself burglar alarm, children will have fun discovering the properties and principles of electricity.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Electricity & Electronics

3. Smart About Chocolate: A Sweet History (Smart About History)

by: Sandra MarkleCharise Mericle Harper
Release date: Dec 29, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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Our unique, kid-friendly Smart About series continues with something for your sweet tooth! Smart About Chocolate is “chock-full” of fun facts about the history of chocolate, from the Mayans to Milton Hershey! Kids will learn how chocolate comes from beans of the rain forest’s cacao trees and how candymakers in England and Switzerland first produced the chocolate we know and love today. Includes recipes and recommendations of classic books about chocolate.

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Children’s Books > History

4. Solids, Liquids and Gases (Starting with Science)

by: Ontario Science CentreRay Boudreau
Release date: Aug 12, 1995
Number of Pages: 32
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Solids, Liquids and Gases has 13 experiments carefully chosen by the Ontario Science Centre. With minimal supervision, children can explore the three states of matter, what makes each state unique and how matter changes from a solid to a liquid to a gas through evaporation, condensation, melting and freezing. Filled with bright photographs, the Starting with Science series provides valuable lessons about basic science for five to eight year olds.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

5. Inclined Planes (Simple Machines)

by: Valerie Bodden
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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”A foundational look at inclined planes, explaining how these simple machines work and describing some common examples, such as ramps, that have been used throughout history”–Provided by publisher.
Title: Inclined Planes
Author: Bodden, Valerie
Publisher: Creative Co
Publication Date: 2011/01/01
Number of Pages: 24
Binding Type: LIBRARY
Library of Congress: 2009048830
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

6. Fluffy, Flat, and Wet: A Book About Clouds (Amazing Science: Exploring the Sky)

by: Dana Meachen RauDenise Shea
Release date: Sep 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 24
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Describes how clouds form, and explains the differences between cirrus, stratus, cumulus, and nimbus clouds. Includes activity.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Earth Sciences

7. From Sea to Salt (Start to Finish)

by: Robin Nelson
Release date: Aug 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 24
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8. Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart (Amazing Science)

by: Natalie M. RosinskySheree Boyd
Release date: Sep 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 24
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Compasses and magnetite, magnetic poles and motors – learn about how magnets affect our lives.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

9. Pull, Lift, and Lower: A Book About Pulleys (Amazing Science: Simple Machines)

by: Michael DahlDenise Shea
Release date: Jan 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Describes many different kinds, uses, and benefits of pulleys. Provides examples of pulleys by showing a flagpole, a crane, an elevator and window blinds.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Heavy Machinery

10. Electricity (How Does My Home Work?)

by: Chris Oxlade
Release date: Aug 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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Each book in this series examines a key utility used by the average household. This book looks at electricity, and examines what it is, how we use it, where it is made, and environmental issues arising from the ways we use electricity in our homes.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

11. Light and Dark (Why it Works)

by: Anna Claybourne
Release date: Jan 08, 2008
Number of Pages: 24
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How does Light bend? Why do we see shadows? what is a rainbow?

Packed with fun experiments to show you how and why light and dark works!


Series Description

Learn about light, electricity, and gravity through practical activities and easy-to-follow explanations of the major elements of science.

Using basic experiments and activities, children will learn about the world around them. Concise text and fantastic photographs provide a clear guide to
scientific principles surrounding each subject.

The series Why It Works includes:
Electricity 978-1-59566-559-1
Light & Dark 978-1-59566-556-0
Material 978-1-59566-557-7
Pushes & Pulls 978-1-59566-558-4
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12. Roll, Slope, and Slide: A Book About Ramps (Amazing Science: Simple Machines)

by: Michael DahlDenise Shea
Release date: Jan 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Describes the different kinds, uses, and benefits of inclined planes and ramps. Includes an activity.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Heavy Machinery

13. Henry David’s House

by: Steven Schnur
Release date: Feb 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Young readers are introduced to Henry David Thoreau’s masterpiece, Walden, through excerpts from the original work.
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14. Twist, Dig, and Drill: A Book About Screws (Amazing Science: Simple Machines)

by: Michael DahlDenise Shea
Release date: Jan 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Provides examples showing how screws are simple machines that make joining things together and moving, easier.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Heavy Machinery

15. Cut, Chop, and Stop: A Book About Wedges (Amazing Science: Simple Machines)

by: Michael DahlDenise Shea
Release date: Jan 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Provides examples to show how wedges are simple machines that make pulling apart, stopping, and moving easier. Includes an activity.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Heavy Machinery

16. In the Supermarket (Machines at Work (Franklin Watts Paperback))

by: Henry Pluckrose
Release date: Sep 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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This series uses large, arresting photograph s to show machines at work in different places. Simple illus trations pick out special features and the text describes th e importance of these machines in everyday life. ‘
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Money & Saving

17. It’s a Science Thing: A Fun Look at Matter, Energy and Gravity

by: Kelsay Swain
Release date: May 14, 2004
Number of Pages: 20
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The goal of my book is to promote basic physical science vocabulary in the early grades.

Media messages remind us often of the lack of science proficiency in our graduates, and as usual they demand the teachers do something about it!

HOW CAN THIS BOOK HELP? Students can read it, hear it read, and look at it with sheer enjoyment. With it, the students begin to learn a new language the language of science – in the same way they listen, learn to speak, and absorb meanings from the cradle: through repetition. It contains simple science concepts. It teaches science vocabulary students will learn, not by memorizing definitions but by repetition. It has opportunities for activities in reading, measurement, language, writing, drawing and telling. It suggests hands-on lab activities that are fun for both student and teacher. It calls for teacher/student interaction. The results? Science is learned while reading is improved. Neither is sacrificed.

It’s A Science Thing is written in the rhythm and rhyme that appeals to children and contains colorful clips of art provided by:

clipArt.com and gifArt.com

Its Contents are: MATTER
Matter Is A Science Thing
Air

ENERGY
Matter’s Secret
ZzZING!
Lightning

GRAVITY
The Riddle
The Question
I Wonder…?
The Mystery
The Answer

A Final Message to the Boys and Girls and A Teacher’s Guide with suggestions for objectives and activities.

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Chemistry

18. DO-4U the Robot Experiences Forces and Motion (In the Science Lab)

by: Mark WeaklandMike MoranPaul OhmannTerry Flaherty
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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Greetings! Do 4U the robot here, and I’m hard at work at Worldwide Robotics. I’m conducting experiments to find out about things like pulling, pushing, and friction. Charge your batteries and join me to learn all about forces and motion!
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

19. From Tree to House (Start to Finish (Lerner Paperback))

by: Robin NelsonStephen G. Donaldson
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 24
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
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20. See More Readers: Giant Machines -Level 1

by: Seymour Simon
Release date: Mar 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Bulldozers tear huge rocks from the ground. Tower cranes life heavy loads on bridges and in shipyards. Dig into Giant Machines to learn more about these and many other powerful tools!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Social Skills

21. From Rock to Road (Start to Finish (Lerner Hardcover))

by: Shannon ZemlickaShannon Knudsen
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 24
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22. Light and Dark (Science Starters)

by: Wendy Madgwick
Release date: Oct 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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Experiments and activities present the properties of light and demonstrate how it can be bent, reflected in a mirror, and used to make shadows, rainbows, and moving pictures.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Experiments & Projects

23. Floating and Sinking (Physical Science)

by: Sandy Sepehri
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Experiments & Projects

24. Scoop, Seesaw, and Raise: A Book About Levers (Amazing Science: Simple Machines)

by: Michael DahlDenise Shea
Release date: Jan 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Provides examples to describe levers as simple machines used to lift, push, or move a load. Includes an activity.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

25. From Idea to Book (Start to Finish (Lerner Hardcover))

by: Pam Marshall
Release date: Jun 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 24
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Explains the process of making a book by following the production of Nancy Carlson’s book, It’s Not My Fault!, through its stages of writing, illustrating, editing, designing, printing, and binding.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

26. From Cement to Bridge (Start to Finish (Lerner Hardcover))

by: Robin Nelson
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 24
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27. From Tree to Paper (Start to Finish)

by: Pam Marshall
Release date: Jun 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 24
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How does a tree turn into a comic book or a magazine? Follow each step in the production cycle–from planting a tree to reading or writing on paper–in this fascinating book!
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28. Tires, Spokes, and Sprockets: A Book About Wheels and Axles (Amazing Science: Simple Machines)

by: Michael DahlDenise Shea
Release date: Jan 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Describes many different kinds, uses, and benefits of wheels and axles. Includes information on gears, sprockets, and cranks.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Heavy Machinery

29. From Cane to Sugar (Start to Finish (Lerner Hardcover))

by: Jill Braithwaite
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 24
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Briefly introduces the process by which sugar is made from sugarcane.
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30. Wacky Weather ( How It Works Ser.)

by: John MalamMike Foster
Release date: May 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 30
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What unleashes the fury of a hurricane? How are hailstones formed? Is that cloud going to rain on our parade? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in this latest book in the How It Works series. Weather phenomena from tornadoes to rainbows are explained in this fun, informative guide to the climate that surrounds us. Bright illustrations liken weather to easy-to-understand images and show readers what causes some days to be bright, and others nasty. Complete with a full-color, tear-out wall poster, this book is the perfect way to introduce young readers to natural occurences they encounter every day.
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