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. For more fact-finding, try our Best Nonfiction Books for Kids.

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Astronauts Zoom!: An Astronaut Alphabet

age 2+

Cheerful pictures and the ABCs of life on the space station.

By: Deborah Lee Rose (2021)
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Ladybug Girl's Day Out with Grandpa

age 3+

Museum trip sparks love of learning in fun tale.

By: David Soman, Jacky Davis (2017)
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Nerdycorn

age 3+

Fun, colorful story celebrates individuality and friendship.

By: Andrew Root (2021)
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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years: Our Universe, Book 1

age 4+

Our planet tells its own history in fun, kid-friendly way.

By: Stacy McAnulty (2017)
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Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution

age 4+

Sound science made simple in kid-friendly book on evolution.

By: Jonathan Tweet (2016)
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Hello, Star

age 4+

Beautifully illustrated, empathetic story about space.

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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

age 4+

Picture book intro to important, inspirational story.

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How to Code a Sandcastle

age 4+

Solid coding lessons fill fun tale of girl and her robot.

By: Josh Funk (2018)
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Mae Among the Stars

age 4+

Simple bio of first African American female astronaut.

By: Roda Ahmed (2018)
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Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story

age 4+

Charming tale of mouse helping astronauts on shuttle flight.

By: Mark Kelly (2012)
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Star of the Party: The Solar System Celebrates!

age 4+

Cute, funny approach to information about the solar system.

By: Jan Carr (2021)
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Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos

age 4+

Beautifully illustrated book introduces kids to Carl Sagan.

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The Stuff of Stars

age 4+

Poetic book introduces big cosmic concepts to little humans.

By: Marion Dane Bauer (2018)
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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

age 5+

Fascinating bio of remarkable 19th-century female inventor.

By: Laurie Wallmark (2015)
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Ada Twist, Scientist

age 5+

Inquisitive girl pursues science in fun, lively story.

By: Andrea Beaty (2016)
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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

age 5+

Inspiring bio of brilliant NASA mathematician in the 1960s.

By: Suzanne Slade (2019)
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere

age 5+

Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.

By: Barb Rosenstock (2018)
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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

age 5+

Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp.

By: Shannon Hale, Dean Hale (2018)
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Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day

age 5+

Funny, STEM-inspired story about reaction contraptions.

By: Jennifer George (2017)
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Ada Lace Series

age 6+

Third-grader uses science to solve problems and mysteries.

By: Emily Calandrelli (2017)
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