By contributing writer Marci
Looking for books to put on a summer reading list for your middle school student that will not only build their reading skills but also teach them science? These books are some of our favorite science series and titles that we have enjoyed and learned so much from.
Our Favorite Middle School Science Books
Sassafras Science Adventures – This living book series takes kids on adventures with the Sassafras twins, Blaine and Tracey. In each book, kids will dive into a science discipline (Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy) and learn without even realizing it!
DK Eyewitness books – DK Publishing is known for their amazing, colorful images and graphics. In the Eyewitness series, kids are drawn in by the images, and their interest is kept by the informative text. Choose from a huge range of science, technology, and nature titles.
DK Adventures – This middle school series from DK Publishing has several science themed titles, like Terrors Of The Deep and Twister, that make science come alive through captivating stories intermingled with those DK graphics explaining the science behind the stories.
Handbook of Nature Study – While this book isn’t a chapter book or a reader, it is written in a very easy to understand style. Almost anything you want to learn about in nature is included in this classic book.
The Story Of Science series by Joy Hakim – This is a new series to me that is on our science reading list this summer. This series explores the history and evolution of science through interesting text and captivating images and diagrams.
Built to Last by David McCaulay – This books brings classic architecture to life for kids. It explores the how and why of famous structures in a way that children can understand.
Who Was Albert Einstein? – Learning about famous scientists and their accomplishments is a great idea. This series of books contains many stories of people worth reading about.
One Day In The Woods – This is one book in the One Day series. We’ve read this one over and over with each of our children. It is a living book detailing the sights, sounds, flora, and fauna of the woods throughout one day.
Your Science Reading List
Do you have a summer reading list for your kids? Do you have favorite science books that should be added to a science reading list?