Biology Books for Children

February 22, 2020
This small selection of biology books for children is perfect for the young botanists, microbiologists, and naturalists in the house.

Biology is a science that encompasses multiple disciplines, from cell biology to botany, marine life, or microbiology, not to mention zoology, genetics, ecology… There are branches for all interests. That’s why today we’ll provide a list of good biology books for children to help little ones delve into this fascinating science from an early age.

Microbiology books for children

Many curious children have an interest in the microscopic world. For them, the following biology books for children are ideal:

The Bacteria Book: The Big World of Really Tiny Microbes

Mould, Steve, (2018), Publisher: DK Children

The scientist Steve Mould tells us curious and interesting facts in this fun story about bacteria, viruses, and microbes. It’s full of good photographs and better illustrations explaining the importance of bacteria; not only for living beings in our day-to-day life but also for nature.

Besides that, it also introduces children to viruses, fungi, and protozoa. Surely, they’ll make you read it to them more than once. It’s recommended for 5-year-old kids and up.

Biology books for children

Biology books for children

Experimentation is one of the basic pillars of biology. Thanks to the representation of a “living” example of a biological fact, children can test and study facts and theories. Similarly, many of these activities can be done safely at home.

That’s Life: Pop-up Biology Without the Boring Bits

Tom Adams, (2014), Publisher: Templar Publishing

This is the first biology manual for kids at home. It’s full of flaps, drop-down images, and fantastic illustrations that also make the book come alive.

The author raises a series of fundamental biology questions, such as: Why are we endowed with life? Tom Adams gives surprising and fun answers to this and other questions with great scientific rigor. It’s recommended for children that are six years old and up.

Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Janice VanCleave, (1990), Publisher: Wiley.

Here’s another manual from the biology library for children. This book, unlike the previous one, raises questions about botany, the human body, and more through fun experiments for novice biologists.

We can find more than 20 topics in relation to biology. Moreover, children also have the opportunity to have fun while learning basic biology methods and terms. It’s recommended for children ages 8 and up.

Biology books about evolution for children

Charles Darwin published his book The Origin of Species in 1853. At that time, he wasn’t aware that it would revolutionize the world of science. It completely changed the evolutionary view of biology by introducing the concept of natural selection.

Charles Darwin and The Theory of Evolution (Graphic Science Biographies)

Jordi Bayarri, (2009), Graphic Universe TM

In comic format, we’ll discover the great passion found inside the protagonist, Charles Darwin. In fact, his passion for observing nature made him travel the world several times.

We’ll not only see the evolution of this naturalist throughout his travels but also the evolution of his theory of evolution. It was published in 2009 coinciding with the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth and reissued in 2018. It’s recommended for children between 6 and 9 years of age.

Darwin and The Great Story of Animals

Blue Planet Productions, (2017), Publisher: Blue Planet Productions S.L..

This second book, while dealing with the same theme and using the same character, addresses the theory of evolution from a very different point of view. The book will unravel hundreds of species and very interesting facts about them. It will also raise several questions during one of Darwin’s travels.

The goal is for them to learn to study animals from a naturalist’s approach. It’s recommended for children ages 10 and up.