Educational Books

Stir up kids' imagination and intellect with this list of educational books that will get young brains cooking. These aren't just boring textbooks or things kids read in school. This list includes both fact and fiction and features mythology, poetry, puzzles, science, and history -- including some real-life characters whose stories are stranger than fiction. From adventures on the Magic School Bus to the scientific curiosity of Calpurnia Tate, these awesome characters will have your kids and tweens hooked on learning in no time! And for more ways to learn, try our list of the Best Nonfiction Books for Kids

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100th Day Worries

age 6+

Suspenseful story makes math enjoyable.

By: Margery Cuyler (2000)
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Seymour Simon Series

age 6+

Fancy photography, but made for big science fans.

By: Seymour Simon (2007)
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The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge

age 8+

A hefty science lesson mixed with tips on taking action.

By: Joanna Cole (2010)
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It's So Amazing!

age 7+

Engaging, straightforward guide to sex ed basics for tweens.

By: Robie H. Harris (2004)
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Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics

age 9+

Stories of strong women to inspire tween politic.

By: Catherine Thimmesh (2008)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

age 10+

Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.

By: Jacqueline Kelly (2009)
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The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1

age 10+

Percy Jackson series spin-off is almost as delightful.

By: Rick Riordan (2010)
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The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

age 10+

Percy Jackson author tackles more complex Egyptology.

By: Rick Riordan (2010)
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Chains: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 1

age 11+

Powerful story of slavery in 1776 New York.

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All the Broken Pieces

age 12+

Tough but touching free verse book about war's scars.

By: Ann E. Burg (2009)
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Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs

age 12+

Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.

By: Ron Koertge (2011)
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