Best Science, Nature & How It Works Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 science, nature & how it works books for 6 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. Water Can Be . . . (Millbrook Picture Books)

by: Laura Purdie SalasVioleta Dabija
Release date: Apr 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Water can be a.

. Thirst quencher

. Kid drencher

. Cloud fluffer

. Fire snuffer

Find out about the many roles water plays in this poetic exploration of water throughout the year.

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

2. Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons (Millbrook Picture Books)

by: Sara C. LevineT.S Spookytooth
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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What animal would you be if your finger bones grew so long that they reached your feet? Or what if you had no leg bones but kept your arm bones? This picture book will keep you guessing as you read about how human skeletons are like-and unlike-those of other animals.
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Children’s Books > Animals

3. Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives

by: Gene BarrettaGene Barretta
Release date: Jul 17, 2012
Number of Pages: 36
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What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common?

All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison.

Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb, but at his landmark laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, New Jersey, he also developed many other staples of modern technology.  Despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions. In this enlightening book, Gene Barretta enters the laboratories of one of America’s most important inventors.

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Children’s Books > History

4. Out of Sight: Pictures of Hidden LE

by: S. Simon
Release date: Aug 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 48
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Here, in thirty-six amazing images, you can see the unseeable-the delicate splash from a falling drop of water, a gigantic nebula in distant space, and many other natural wonders. The astonishing photographs and fascinating explanations take readers on a fantastic voyage that is truly out of sight.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Anatomy & Physiology

5. Birds: Nature’s Magnificent Flying Machines

by: Caroline ArnoldPatricia J. Wynne
Release date: Jul 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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Hovering, gliding, diving — how do birds do it? BIRDS: NATURE’S MAGNIFICENT FLYING MACHINES looks at how feathers, body structure, and wings vary from bird to bird. Readers will learn the mechanics of bird flight from takeoff to landing and discover how wing types meet the survival needs of each species. Popular science writer Caroline Arnold infuses this informative look at avian flight with her love of birds. Patricia J. Wynne’s exquisitely detailed illustrations show these amazing creatures in action.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

6. Magnets (Science Secrets)

by: Jason Cooper
Release date: Sep 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 24
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Provides a simple discussion of natural magnetic force, electromagnets, and magnetic fields.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

7. From Flower to Honey (Start to Finish)

by: Robin Nelson
Release date: Jun 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 24
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How is honey made from a flower? Follow each step in nature’s cycle-from pretty bloom to tasty treat-in this fascinating book!
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

8. From Tadpole to Frog (Start to Finish)

by: Shannon Zemlicka
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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How does a tadpole become a frog? Follow each step in nature’s cycle-from egg to adulthood-in this fascinating book!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Reptiles & Amphibians

9. The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit’s Amazing Migration (Millbrook Picture Books)

by: Sandra MarkleMia Posada
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Crackle! Crackle! Crunch! What’s hatching from that egg? It’s a young bar-tailed godwit. She will spend the summer in Alaska learning to fly, find her own food, and escape from scary predators. Her long, long journey begins in October when she flies to New Zealand. This 7,000-mile flight is the longest nonstop bird migration ever recorded. Follow along on her amazing voyage!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

10. Wind

by: Marion Dane BauerJohn Wallace
Release date: Sep 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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Level 1: Starting to Read
. Simple stories
. Increased vocabulary
. Longer sentences

Though you can’t see the wind, you can certainly feel it when the wind blows! But where does wind come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of wind….
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

11. Where Does Food Come From? (Exceptional Science Titles for Primary Grades)

by: Shelley RotnerGary GossShelley Rotner
Release date: Dec 30, 2005
Number of Pages: 32
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

12. Hidden Worlds: Amazing Tunnel Stories (Hidden! Series)

by: Debora PearsonTina Holdcroft
Release date: Sep 07, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Did you know that…

A hundred years ago Chicago had a miniature underground train system that criss-crossed beneath the streets, delivering coal and other materials? The trains could go right into a building’s basement. Even today, few people know these tunnels exist….

Or that Paris has over six million skeletons buried in ancient chambers and tunnels beneath the city? The ancient Romans first dug up this spot while mining for rock, but 200 years ago the overcrowded city of Paris needed new space to bury its dead.

Hidden Worlds presents 11 intriguing stories of extraordinary tunnels past and present from around the world. This fascinating book will introduce you to nature’s tunneling mammals; the ancient Greek myth of the Minotaur in the labyrinth; the aqueducts of the ancient Romans; the hidden treasure in the pyramids of Egypt; the great escape of WWII prisoners of war…and much more!

Richly portrayed with large cartoon-style illustrations and informative yet wickedly funny captions, the stories in this original collection make for a riveting read. You’ll be amazed at the interesting facts you’ll unearth.

An introduction provides an overview of the hidden world of tunnels, the varied reasons why people have constructed them since ancient times, and how they have done so.

A special chapter at the end of the book provides more detailed information on each story. Additional resources, such as websites, are included.

An index will help locate specific places and events in the book, making this a useful reference tool for young students.

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Children’s Books > History

13. Danger! Earthquakes

by: S. Simon
Release date: Mar 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Earthquakes can destroy whole cities and towns and kill thousands of people. This book covers the causes of earthquakes, the places they usually occur, and what to do if one strikes.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diseases

14. Explore Electricity!: With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World series)

by: Carmella Van VleetBryan Stone
Release date: Aug 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 96
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Serving as an introduction to electricity, this activity book explains the workings of batteries, simple circuits, conductors and insulators, motors and generators, electricity and magnetism, and the steps being taken toward more Earth-friendly electricity. Twenty-five simple projects-which include making a clothespin switch, lemon battery, compass, electromagnet, flashlight, and generating their own “lightning”-will reinforce the lessons through fun and experience, and young readers will advance their understanding of electricity further with the fun bits of trivia, sidebars, and jokes found throughout the book. Combining smart content presented in digestible chapters with engaging illustrations that flesh out explanations, the book is equal parts education and entertainment.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Electricity & Electronics

15. From Maple Trees to Maple Syrup (From Farm to Table)

by: Kristin Thoennes Keller
Release date: Jul 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 24
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Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of food production, distribution, and consumption by tracing the production of maple syrup made from sap gathered from the maple trees.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diet & Nutrition

16. From Wheat to Bread (From Farm to Table)

by: Kristin Thoennes Keller
Release date: Jul 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 24
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Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of food production, distribution, and consumption by tracing the production of bread from wheat.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diet & Nutrition

17. From Foal to Horse (Start to Finish: Nature’s Cycles) (Start to Finish, Second)

by: Robin Nelson
Release date: Feb 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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How does a foal grow into a horse? Follow each step in nature’s cycle–from birth to stallion or mare–in this fascinating book!

Read all the Start to Finish titles and discover how one thing becomes another.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

18. From Maple Tree to Syrup (Start to Finish, Second Series: Food)

by: Melanie Mitchell
Release date: Aug 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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How do trees make sweet maple syrup? Follow each step in the food production cycle-from planting sugar maple trees to pouring syrup on pancakes-in this fascinating book! Read all the Start to Finish titles and discover how one thing becomes another.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

19. Giant Machines

by: S. SimonSeymour 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 > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

20. Trees to Paper (Rookie Read-About Science)

by: Lisa M. Herrington
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Introduce your learners to science! Through simple text and clear photographs, young minds will learn how some of their favorite things are made.

Key Features:

  • Step-by-Step recap with photos at the end of each book
  • Fast facts – offering fun, sometimes little known facts about the subject
  • Low, accessible reading level for emergent and struggling readers
  • Glossary with pictures provides a visual review of important vocabulary terms
  • Large, colorful photos provide a visual connection to the text
  • Additional content for further learning on this subject available at http://www.factsfornow.scholastic.com
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

21. The Science of Structures

by: Janice Parker
Release date: Apr 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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This dynamic series introduces the basic concepts of science to young readers. Each title focuses on a common curricular theme to help build a solid learning foundation and encourage a lifelong curiosity about science and nature. Through a combination of clearly written text, colorful photographs, informative charts and illustrations, intriguing puzzlers, and investigative activities, young readers are invited to actively explore the wonders of their complex and fascinating world.

Aspiring architects will enjoy this introduction to construction, engineering, and design. They will learn how and which types of machinery are used to build large structures, and how different professions cooperate in putting together a project. Also discussed are the construction processes for bridges, tunnels, and skyscrapers-and a fantastic journey to the construction site of the Pyramids of Giza.

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

22. Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors

by: Joyce SidmanBeckie Prange
Release date: Apr 05, 2010
Number of Pages: 40
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From the creators of the Caldecott Honor Book Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems

Ubiquitous (yoo-bik-wi-tuhs): Something that is (or seems to be) everywhere at the same time.

Why is the beetle, born 265 million years ago, still with us today? (Because its wings mutated and hardened). How did the gecko survive 160 million years? (by becoming nocturnal and developing sticky toe pads.) How did the shark and the crow and the tiny ant survive millions and millions of years? When 99 percent of all life forms on earth have become extinct, why do some survive? And survive not just in one place, but in many places: in deserts, in ice, in lakes and puddles, inside houses and forest and farmland? Just how do they become ubiquitous?


Amazon Exclusive: The Process of Beckie Prange, Illustrator of Ubiquitous
(Click on Images to Enlarge)

To create the intricate timeline found on the endpapers, Prange measured and laid out yarn This is the print she made from the yarn The print was then painted to create the final image


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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

23. Explore Simple Machines!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments (Explore Your World series)

by: Anita YasudaBryan Stone
Release date: Oct 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 96
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Investigating the common contraptions that make so much possible-from zippers and rolling pins to catapults and the pyramids-this book encourages kids to look differently at the numerous objects in everyday life. Each chapter is dedicated to one of the six straightforward implements that are at the core of daily activity: levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, wedges, and wheels and axles. Using only discarded items from the recycling bin, this guide harnesses kid-power by inviting young readers to build gadgets of their own design, including a working crane, a drawbridge, a car made of fruit peels, and an actual whirligig. Short biographies are also featured throughout, illustrating the influential personalities behind the breakthroughs.

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

24. Rainbow and You

by: Edwin C. KruppRobin Rector Krupp
Release date: Apr 05, 2000
Number of Pages: 32
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Everyone knows rainbows look magical, but how do they work?

You’ll find out when you join the Rainbow Patrol. Rainbow expert Roy G. Biv will guide you back in time to learn the importance of rainbows in ancient cultures. You’ll go inside a raindrop to discover how light bends to create the rainbow’s dazzling colors. Finally, you’ll return home and learn how to make your own rainbow!

You’ll become a real rainbow expert as noted astronomer E.C. Krupp and artist Robin Rector Krupp combine fascinating facts with dazzling illustrations to reveal the secrets of the rainbow. The creators of The Big Dipper and You bring their celestial know-how a little closer to earth in this entertaining introduction to our most colorful natural wonder.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diseases

25. See More Readers: Super Storms -Level 2

by: Seymour Simon
Release date: Mar 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Storms are swift and violent changes in the weather. From lightning to blizzards, learn all about the awesome power of these amazing natural disturbances.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diseases

26. From Iron to Car (Start to Finish, Second Series: Everyday Products)

by: Shannon Zemlicka
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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How does iron turn into a brand-new car? Follow each step in the production cycle–from digging up iron ore to hitting the road–in this fascinating book!
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Heavy Machinery

27. How the Meteorite Got to the Museum (How the . . . Got to the Museum)

by: Jessie Hartland
Release date: Oct 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 40
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It came from outer space and crashed onto bookshelves! This third entry in the award-winning Got to the Museum series traces how a rock broke from its billion-year orbit to fall from space onto the trunk of a teenager’s car, then to several natural history museums.

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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1900s

28. 2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kids

by: Amy ZuckermanJames DalyJohn Manders
Release date: Mar 19, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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Winner of the 2012 Grand Canyon Reader Award for a Non-fiction book

Global events and new technology change how we live from moment to moment. So, what will our world be like in twenty years? Come take a look as futurists Amy Zuckerman and James Daly examine what a kid?s daily life might be like in the year 2030. Inspired and informed by trends and scientifi c and technological research, 2030 is not only a peek at some cool future gadgets (talking dog collars, cars that drive themselves), but also a thoughtful examination of how our lives might be impacted as we adjust to environmental change.
 

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diseases

29. Planets Around the Sun – Level 1 (See More Readers)

by: Seymour Simon
Release date: Mar 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Explore our solar system, from Mercury-where temperatures range from 300 degrees below zero to 800 degrees-to Pluto, the coldest and smallest planet.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Social Skills

30. From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate (Start to Finish, Second Series: Food)

by: Robin Nelson
Release date: Aug 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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How does a cocoa bean turn into tasty chocolate? Follow each step in the food production cycle from planting cocoa trees to eating a sweet treat-in this fascinating book! Read all the Start to Finish titles and discover how one thing becomes another.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > How Things Work

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