Books for Kids Who Love Math and Science

Young science and math fans will feel right at home with these captivating stories spanning a variety of genres, including nonfiction, mysteries, fantasies, robot tales, and steampunk and graphic novels. In some novels, science or math is key to the plot. In others, the characters have a knack for math and/or science. Either way, there's plenty to choose from on our list. And for those who love to imagine where science might be going in the future, check out our Science-Fiction Books list.

Browse Books for Kids Who Love Math and Science

Ladybug Girl's Day Out with Grandpa Book Poster Image
Museum trip sparks love of learning in fun tale.
By David Soman, Jacky Davis
(2017)
(2017)
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Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution Book Poster Image
Sound science made simple in kid-friendly book on evolution.
By Jonathan Tweet
(2016)
(2016)
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How to Code a Sandcastle Book Poster Image
Solid coding lessons fill fun tale of girl and her robot.
By Josh Funk
(2018)
(2018)
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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
Picture book intro to important, inspirational story.
By Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling
(2018)
(2018)
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Mae Among the Stars Book Poster Image
Simple bio of first African-American female astronaut.
By Roda Ahmed
(2018)
(2018)
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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Book Poster Image
Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.
By Laurie Wallmark
(2016)
(2015)
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Ada Twist, Scientist Book Poster Image
Inquisitive girl pursues science in fun, lively story.
By Andrea Beaty
(2016)
(2016)
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere Book Poster Image
Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.
By Barb Rosenstock
(2018)
(2018)
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Ada Lace Series Book Poster Image
Third-grader uses science to solve problems and mysteries.
By Emily Calandrelli
(2018)
(2017)
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Goldie Blox Rules the School!: GoldieBlox, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Cheery, messy fun in freewheeling female engineer series.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2017)
(2017)
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Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace Book Poster Image
Playful bio of female who pioneered programming in 1800s.
By Tanya Lee Stone
(2018)
(2018)
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Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle Book Poster Image
Amazing bird rescue tale shows teamwork, high-tech science.
By Deborah Lee Rose
(2018)
(2017)
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Grand Canyon Book Poster Image
Informative, imaginative, gorgeous intro to natural history.
By Jason Chin
(2017)
(2017)
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The Magic School Bus Series Book Poster Image
Smart science-based series mixes facts and fun.
By Joanna Cole
(2012)
(1986)
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My Journey to the Stars Book Poster Image
Exciting memoir rockets future astronauts to space.
By Scott Kelly
(2017)
(2017)
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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
(2016)
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At the Bottom of the World: Jack and the Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Bill Nye's passion, humor shine in science-rich mystery.
By Bill Nye, Gregory Mone
(2017)
(2017)
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Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor Book Poster Image
Fun hands-on projects, inspiration for different thinkers.
By Temple Grandin
(2018)
(2018)
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Chasing Space Young Reader's Edition Book Poster Image
Stellar memoir of an elite athlete and astronaut's journey.
By Leland Melvin, Laurie Caulkhoven
(2017)
(2017)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
(2017)
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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Frank Einstein, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
(2014)
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The Friendship Code: Girls Who Code, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Girls learn coding, solve problems in fun, easy mystery.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
(2017)
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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
Powerful true story of African-American women at NASA.
By Margot Lee Shetterly
(2017)
(2016)
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Book Poster Image
Math whiz gets out of comfort zone in smart, touching story.
By Stacy McAnulty
(2018)
(2018)
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Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea Book Poster Image
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2014)
(2013)
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Secret Coders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
(2015)
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Astrotwins — Project Blastoff: Astrotwins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
(2015)
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The Box and the Dragonfly: The Keepers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
By Ted Sanders
(2015)
(2015)
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The Copernicus Legacy, Book 1: The Forbidden Stone Book Poster Image
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
(2014)
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The Friendship Experiment Book Poster Image
Smart, heartfelt portrayal of lonely, science-loving tween.
By Erin Teagan
(2017)
(2016)
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Friday Barnes, Girl Detective Book Poster Image
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
(2016)
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Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
(2015)
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Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
(2013)
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Rebel Genius: Rebel Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Creative fantasy blends art, mysticism, math, and magic.
By Michael Dante DiMartino
(2016)
(2016)
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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 Book Poster Image
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
(2012)
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Ungifted Book Poster Image
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
(2012)
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Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
(2010)
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The Blackthorn Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Puzzles, explosions in thrilling 1600s mystery adventure.
By Kevin Sands
(2015)
(2015)
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
(2015)
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The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon: The Expeditioners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
(2012)
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George and the Big Bang Book Poster Image
Odd mix of cartoony space exploits and cutting-edge science.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2012)
(2012)
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Girls Who Code:  Learn to Code and Change the World Book Poster Image
Lively, engaging how-to empowers girls to love coding.
By Reshma Saujani
(2017)
(2017)
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Human Body Theater Book Poster Image
Fact-filled and funny comic outlines human biology.
By Maris Wicks
(2016)
(2015)
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The Secret Box Book Poster Image
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
(2014)
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See You in the Cosmos Book Poster Image
Sweet, quirky road story sparkles with warmth and wisdom.
By Jack Cheng
(2017)
(2017)
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Spaced Out: Moon Base Alpha, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Science-packed mystery set on moon explores human nature.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2016)
(2016)
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The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
(2015)
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
Lively, illustrated bios encourage girls to pursue STEM.
By Rachel Ignotofsky
(2016)
(2016)
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Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon Book Poster Image
Complex, suspenseful story of developing The Bomb.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
(2012)
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Fun Science: A Guide to Life, the Universe and Why Science Is So Awesome Book Poster Image
YouTube superstar makes learning about the cosmos fun.
By Charlie McDonnell
(2016)
(2016)
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Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done Book Poster Image
Inspiring true story of teen coders' video game success.
By Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser
(2017)
(2017)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
(2011)
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Planesrunner: Everness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.
By Ian McDonald
(2011)
(2011)
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Threatened Book Poster Image
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
(2014)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
(2016)
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A Girl Named Digit Book Poster Image
Fun story of math whiz girl who fights crime, finds romance.
By Annabel Monaghan
(2012)
(2012)
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Scan Book Poster Image
Clever sci-fi thriller stresses do-it-yourself science.
By Sarah E. Fine, Walter Jury
(2014)
(2014)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2015)
(2014)
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Ready Player One Book Poster Image
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
(2011)
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