Children’s books do more than simply entertain; parents and educators know they can inspire and educate as well. However, identifying fun-to-read books with an underlying science theme can be challenging. In October, NSTA Press introduced NSTA Kids, a line of children’s books that makes science fun and encourages young readers to ask questions.
“The popularity of our Picture-Perfect Science series highlights the importance of integrating science and reading,” says Jennifer Horak, NSTA Press managing editor. “NSTA wanted to offer teachers and parents lively and engaging picture books, based in sound science, that invite children to explore their natural curiosities.”
Books published by NSTA Kids include five titles in Lawrence Lowery’s I Wonder Why series, which explores science concepts, natural phenomena, and more: What Does an Animal Eat?, How Tall Was Milton?, How Does a Plant Grow?, What Makes Different Sounds?, and What Can an Animal Do? And Emily Morgan’s Next Time You See books— Next Time You See a Seashell and Next Time You See a Sunset—encourage young readers to observe everyday wonders anew and learn more about them.
To read descriptions of each book and to order them online, visit www.nsta.org/nstakids.