We use physics every day and yet, the subject of physics might seem intimidating to adults and young readers. These books find ways of bringing this big subject into delectable bites.
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson with Gregory Mone
Tyson brings his bestselling fundamentals of physics and the universe to young readers with this edition. It’s a perfect exploration of big questions.
Fairground Physics: Motion, Momentum, and Magnets with Hands-On Science Activities by Angie Smibert and Micha Rauch
We couldn’t enjoy our favorite summer fair without physics. This book uses real world fun to explore physics.
Superwomen in STEM: Women Scientists in Physics and Engineering by Catherine Brereton
Read about STEM women who made a difference in the field of physics and engineering.
Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don’t Cost a Thing by Bobby Mercer
The best way to learn is often by doing. Here is a collection of experiments for classroom or home exploration.
The Speed of Starlight: An Exploration of Physics, Sound, Light, and Space by Colin Stuart and Ximo Abadia
This book presents key physics principles through amazing artwork.
Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Readers can discover the life of the “father of physics” in this fun activity book.
Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments by Jerome Pohlen
This activity book explores he life and experiments of renowned scientist Albert Einstein. It’s a must for a STEM library.
Radioactive! How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conkling
Read how two revolutionary scientists played a part in the creation of the atomic bomb.
Marie Curie for Kids: Her Life and Scientific Discoveries, with 21 Activities and Experiments by Amy M. O’Quinn
Explore the life of the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in this well-researched activity book.
Isaac Newton: Genius Mathematician and Physicist (Great Minds of Science) by Carla Mooney
Here is another biography to explore about Isaac Newton.
A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn DeCristofano and Michael Carroll – Updated and Expanded Edition
Stretch your mind with this exploration of mysterious black holes.
The Physics of Fun by Carla Mooney and Alexis Cornell
Physics, sports, and entertainment connect in this activity-based book.
Fiction pairing: Jillian vs. Parasite Planet by Nicole Kornher-Stace and Scott Brown
It’s always fun to add in a fiction title that pairs well with our nonfiction list. Try this one to read how 11-year-old Jillian can save her family from aliens. Will she use physics?
Nancy Castaldo has written books about our planet for over 20 years including, THE STORY OF SEEDS, which earned the Green Earth Book Award, Junior Library Guild Selection, and other honors. Nancy’s research has taken her all over the world from the Galapagos to Russia. She strives to inform, inspire, and empower her readers. Nancy also served as Regional Advisor Emeritus of the Eastern NY SCBWI region. Her 2020 international title about farm and food is THE FARM THAT FEEDS US: A Year In The Life Of An Organic Farm. Visit her at www.nancycastaldo.com.
Sibert Honor author Patricia Newman shows young readers how their actions can ripple around the world. Using social and environmental injustice as inspiration, she empowers young readers to seek connections to the real world and to use their imaginations to act on behalf of their communities. One Texas librarian wrote, “Patricia is one of THE BEST nonfiction authors writing for our students in today’s market, and one of our MUST HAVE AUTHORS for every collection.”
Titles include: Planet Ocean (new); Sibert Honor book Sea Otter Heroes; Green Earth Book Award winner Plastic, Ahoy!; The NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Eavesdropping on Elephants; California Reading Association’s Eureka! Gold winner Zoo Scientists to the Rescue. Visit Patricia online at her website, on Twitter, on Facebook, and on Pinterest.