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Ages 3-5

Itty Bitty Science

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Beehive by Jorey Hurley
With just one word on each page and the vivid illustrations Joey Hurley is known for, Beehive shows us how bees make and store honey in this bold and graphic picture book that includes detailed backmatter that further explains this fascinating natural process.
Cece Loves Science and Adventure by  Kimberly Derting
When Cece and her Adventure Girls troop face a sudden thunderstorm, they use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and make their way safely back to camp.
Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure by  Camille Andros
Charlotte, a budding bunny scientist, ignores the doubters and confidently finds a cure to the mysterious malady affecting the forest.
Cityscape : Where Science and Art Meet by April Pulley Sayre
Photographs and easy-to-read, rhyming text introduce how basic STEAM concepts can be found in the architecture, building, construction, and transportation of city life. Includes notes about what to look for while wandering through a city.
Dream Big, Little Scientists by  Michelle Schaub
A bedtime lullaby for budding scientists everywhere introduces eleven branches of science and encourages curiosity and exploration.
Drop : An Adventure Through the Water Cycle by  Emily Kate Moon
Drop the water droplet leads young readers on an adventure through the hydrologic cycle.
Fairy Science by Ashley Spires
All the fairies in Pixieville believe in magic--except Esther. She believes in science. When a forest tree stops growing, all the fairies are stumped--including Esther. But not for long! Esther knows that science can get to the root of the problem--and its solution!
Isobel Adds It Up by  Kristy Everington
A little girl who loves math must find a solution when a very noisy neighbor moves in next door.
Libby Loves Science by  Kimberly Derting
Libby and her friends volunteer to run the science booth at their school fair and have some great ideas, but Libby does not always follow directions precisely. Includes a worksheet for each experiment mentioned.
My Science Tools by  Julie K Lundgren
This book takes a first look at the tools young scientists can use to explore the world around them.
Outside, You Notice by  Erin Alladin
Poetic nonfiction text describes a child's sensory experience of various kinds of outdoor space. On each spread, facts related to observation center on a particular theme, including rain, animal homes, fruit, soil, flowers, seeds, water, roots, leaves, vegetables, pollinators, and the benefits of spending time outdoors.
Rox's Secret Code by  Mara Lecocq
Rox does not want to clean up her room, so she creates a robot to do her chores for her, but Chorebot gets out of control. Read the story. Get the App. CODE your robot!
Smart Move, Mazu by  Smart
This book is all about Mazu, the brainy ankylosaurus. She'll do anything for science, and her favorite activity is coming up with new inventions. Mazu loves to think things through -- even if her friends get impatient waiting for the answer. Bonus seek-and-find element: Readers can try to spot Mazu's special item hidden throughout the book!
Space by  Emmy Kastner
Nerdy babies explore what makes the moon, the sun, and all the planets unique on a trip around our solar system.
Test This Book by  Louie Zong
The reader is asked to help a bear scientist and a frog scientist test how books work in a variety of experiments, from shaking and turning the book upside down to whispering secrets and more. Includes information on the scientific method.
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
A little girl has a wonderful idea. With the help of her canine assistant, she is going to make the most magnificent thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. But making the most magnificent thing turns out to be harder than she thinks.
Updated 09/20/2021