Here we have gathered a selection of science books that are recommended for primary level.
The Edina Trust science grants are intended for the purchase of hands-on equipment and experiences. While we don't encourage schools to use their grant to purchase books, we recognise how valuable they are for inspiring the next generation of scientists! We will allow up to £200 to be spent on science books for the children through our Science Grant Scheme.
The Royal Society - Young People's Book Prize
The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible STEM books for under-14s. The Prize is unique in that the winner is selected by judging panels made up of young people across the country. Click here should you wish to see past winners and shortlisted books. Click here for access to free teaching resources related to books from the 2020 shortlist.
The ASE Book Award Shortlist
The ASE Book Award seeks to find a book that goes that ‘extra mile’ and supports its vision of ‘science for all’, a book that could supplement a teacher’s understanding, that innovative hook, or something that goes beyond the traditional science curriculum. For the 2021 shortlist click here.
Other Recommended Science Books
We have found these nursery books that would be suitable for younger scientists. If your early years setting has won a 'Super Scientists' prize from us you may choose one of these books or you might decide that one of the books above is more suitable.