The Perfect Science Gift for Kids – Science Comics Books

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I love these Science Comics, and it really seems kids do, too! These make a great birthday present for a 7- or 8-year old child. They are written at a 3rd through 4th grade level, but the pictures make it easy to engage with younger readers.

They are that type of books where parents will learn right along, too. (Hint: you can borrow them when your kid sets the book down. The story’s enjoyable for all ages.)

Cats: Nature and Nurture

Cats rule, and dogs drool. (Just kidding!) There’s a comic book for loyal dogs down below. These cats here are a bit higher maintenaince.

Crows: Genius Birds

These large birds have gotten into human stories since at least Aesop. What makes them so fascinating?

Cars: Engines That Move You

We get to learn about the machines we spend so much of our time in. What makes cars go? Who made them? How do they try to keep us safe?

Science Comics books

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Who’s it for?
  • Perfect for ages 7 – 11.
  • Can be read aloud to 5 and 6 yr olds
  • Covers science topics to a middle school level, but in story form.
Review on Amazon

“Bought a couple of these science comics on the recommendation of a science teacher friend and I cannot believe how many hours our kids have spent reading them. The Plagues one has been of particular interest (and my 6 year old now knows an alarming number of facts about deadly diseases!) – SUCH a great series. Highly recommend for kids as young as early elementary school. It’s good science, made SO accessible by the excellent illustrations and graphic novel format.” -J&B Lea

Cartoon format

Cartoons (pictures) make the story engaging, and support the science info being presented. Each book is 128 pages long, with pictures on every page (it’s a comic). That encourages young readers and makes the information fun.

Cats: Nature and Nurture

If a cat has “nine lives” in popular expression, then I’ve read this comic nine times. This covers cats from the king of your neighbor’s home, to the Lion King, to Tiger King. Maybe not so much the third one, but there is a lot of information about tigers!

Crows: Genius Birds

Did you hear what happened when there was a group of crows? No, what…

There was a murder. -> If you don’t understand the joke, read this book. Then go crow about it.

Cars: Engines That Move You

“Engines that move you?” How presumptuous – I’ve never been in a car.

(This is me role-playing as a time traveler from 1870, because otherwise it’s definitely not true. Most babies in many countries go home on their first journey either in a car or on a bus.) Think about just how many hours of our lives we have spent living in cars!

Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean

The foundation of the sea floor – coral reefs do their part (and then some) to keep our oceans clean and plentiful with species. We need to show the love back to our coral friends.

Dogs: From Predator to Protector

Predator? Protector? I thought he was human’s best friend.

Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers

I’m team feathers. Also, don’t go to a Disney-style theme park with actual dinosaurs. It’s not safe!

Bats: Learning to Fly

Perfect for a night time read while sucking on nectar, or worse, eating cow blood. Learn about these little understood creatures who act as an important insecticide for our food growth.

Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared

Flap your wings, start your engines, and fly away in this history of flight and aviation.

Volcanoes: Fire and Life

I don’t know where I’m-ma going to go when the volcano blows, but I do know where I’m going to go to read this fiery new comic. You’ll lava this comic too.

Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield

Don’t sneeze! There’s too much useful learning in this issue. I hope it doesn’t go viral.

(Alright, too soon… these jokes are becoming a parasite to the reader.)

Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future

This is not a drill. Fly over here, request some assistance, and read the instructions for how technology affects our everyday lives.

Sharks: Nature’s Perfect Hunter

Sink your teeth into this issue of Science Comics. It’s a great snack.

Rockets: Defying Gravity

Fuel up on knowledge and take off with a blast with this comic about rockets.

Trees: King of the Forest

Grow into some nice reading, sit in some sunlight, and drink in the energy you get from this issue.

Solar System: Our Place in Space

This comic is out of this world!

The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine

The brain is the “ultimate thinking machine”… until a computer beats humans at everything.

Polar Bears: Survival on the Ice

What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold.

Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate

It was a dark and stormy night when you cuddled up to read this good book.

Skyscrapers: The Heights of Engineering

Let your engineering knowledge reach the sky!

Rocks and Minerals: Geology from Caverns to the Cosmos

After reading this comic, your knowledge of geography will make you feel like a box of rocks.

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