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Science Picture Books


Whether you're big or little, old or young, you can enjoy these wonderful picture books that focus on science from weather to sharks to the moon and back!






Aston, Dianna Hutts
J581.467 ASTON

An informative, yet beautiful, introduction to seeds.
Judge, Lita
J591.392 JUDGE

Depicts common mammalian traits through illustrations to explain how numerous animal and human babies share many of the same needs.
Jenkins, Steve
J573.88 JENKI

Profiles a series of animals with unusual eyes and explains how such animals use their uniquely evolved eyes to gain essential information about the biological world.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
J571.8 SEEGE

"This is a book about transformations...from egg to chicken, seed to flower, and caterpillar to butterfly. But it's also a book about creativity--as paint becomes picture, word becomes story...and commonplace becomes extraordinary.
Guiberson, Brenda Z.
J597.89 GUIBE

Text and color illustrations introduce frogs and their vital role in environmental balance in places all over the world.
Chin, Jason
J531.14 CHIN

What keeps objects from floating out of your hand? What if your feet drifted away from the ground? What stops everything from floating into space? Gravity.
Chin, Jason
J508.866 CHIN

An island is about to be born--one that in time will become the home of plants animals
Floca, Brian
J385 FLOCA

Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.
Floca, Brian
J629.454 FLOCA

Here is a challenge met, a journey made, and a view of home, seen whole, from far away.
Roy, Katherine
J597.3 ROY

An up close look at the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Roth, Susan L.
J598.71 ROTH

A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species.
Sayre, April Pulley
J551.48 SAYRE

In her latest gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our planet in perfect ecological balance.
Rosenstock, Barb
J759.7 ROSEN

Describes how his creative life was profoundly shaped by a neurological condition called synesthesia which caused him to experienced colors as sounds and sounds as colors.
Lorbiecki, Marybeth
J577.44 LORBI

Nature on the prairie, including both wildlife and wildfire, is a rich and closely knit ecosystem, as reflected in the interlocking verses of this simple story. Endnotes present facts, activities, related games, and resources.