Perfect Picture Books for Science Homeschooling

When you think of teaching science, you might imagine dry, boring textbooks. And if you unexpectedly find yourself homeschooling this year, you might be less than enthused about teaching those.

Luckily for you, your local library is chock full of gorgeous, engaging STEM picture books. These books are perfect for early elementary schoolers and also have great read-aloud qualities for preschoolers. If you have older kids, consider using an engaging picture book to ignite interest in a topic before delving deeper into the details.

I firmly believe that picture books are for everyone from babies to adults. Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer used them to prep for his historic winning streak. And these books are not only informative, but beautifully written and illustrated pieces of art.

Here are a few of my favorites…

Water is Water by Miranda Paul and Jason Chin

Read the full review here.

Gravity by Jason Chin

Read the full review here.

Giant Squid by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann

Read the full review here.

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candice Fleming and Eric Rohmann

Read a full review here.

Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane by Kirsten Larson and Tracy Subisak

Read a full review here.

Volcano Rising by Elizabeth Rusch and Susan Swan

Read a full review here.

Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature by Marcy Flinchum Atkins

Read a full review here.

Being Frog by April Sayre

Read a full review here.

4 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Books for Science Homeschooling

  1. What a great idea. I used to take my kids to the park, Zoo or wherever to give them their illustrative learning, so I totally agree with it’s value. They loved it. I know it’s not a book but it’s how I used to do it. With Covid, this would do nicely. It’s now their turn. We’re on our 4th generation and my granddaughter is doing a fine job with her brood so far. I will pass this on to her.

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      1. Absolutely! When my kids were young, we traveled a lot, so homework was on the go. Teachers never gave us a bad time because they knew we would integrate their assignments with where we were going.

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