Picture books that contain simple scientific concepts or facts in the story are good for introducing children to Science in an interesting way. Introducing such books at an early age will help them to form a basic understanding of the subject and this will enable them to better comprehend more complex concepts as they grow older (Dougherty, 2014).
Science fiction in picture book opens up children’s imagination and creates a world of possibilities for them.
From alien invasion and space battles to weird inventions and time travel, children get to question the existence of fictitious characters and events, while picking up real scientific concepts which form the basis of these stories.
A House in The Sky: And Other Uncommon Animal Homes
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2018
Call No.: JP 591.56 JEN
Summary: Dual layers of text explain how and why diverse animals make homes specific to their needs. From the turtle’s shell, the beaver’s lodge, or the seal’s cave, each animal requires a special kind of home.
What Do They Do with All That Poo?
Author: Jane Kurtz
Publisher: New York: Beach Lane Books, 2018
Call No.: JP 591.5 KUR
Summary: An exploration of different types of animal poo and what the zoo uses it for.
Rusty the Squeaky Robot
Author: Neil Clark
Publisher: London, England: Words & Pictures, 2018
Call No.: JP CLA
Summary: Rusty the Robot is a charming story about self-discovery and what happens when Belle, Hoot and Twango join forces to encourage Rusty to appreciate that his differences make him unique. They have fun along the way and Rusty learns to accept the funny noise he makes and joins in with his friends; sounds to make great dancing tunes! With wonderful, contemporary illustrations that will appeal to young children and parents alike, Rusty the Robot combines the theme of friendship with the joy of making music and dancing. As well as being entertaining, the story will provoke thought - and conversation - about being different, and how we should all embrace our characteristics and be comfortable and confident in ourselves.
Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway
Author: Tim McCanna
Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018
Call No.: JP MAC
Summary: Bitty Bot is initially unhappy while on vacation at the beach with his family until he makes two new friends and they build a submarine, setting off for adventure under the ocean.
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