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Children's Book Day

April 2nd is Children's Book Day! This special day is celebrated around the world to inspire a love a reading and call attention to the value children's books bring to everyone.

A child’s reading skills help ensure success in school and everyday life. From a very young age children have the ability to interpret and process a lot of information. Books are not only a useful source of information but they also spark curiosity and imagination in your young one!

First organized in 1967 by Jella Lepman, Children's Book Day is celebrated on Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday (April 2nd) to encourage parents, teachers, and children around the world to participate in reading events and show children all the amazing possibilities that come from reading.

Children's Book Day brings STEM and reading together. By tying literacy and STEM together, you can enhance your child’s reading skills and expose them to the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Children's Books About Life Science

Babies Nurse inspires conversations about parenting, biology, habitats, survival, and more, This book is an engaging and educational choice for young children as well as elementary school readers.

If My Mom Were a Platypus educates your little one about mammal mothers and how they feed, protect, and teach their young. The beautifully illustrated pages helps children observe the amazing world around them and educates on the habits and habitats of mammals!

Cuddled and Carried's beautiful images introduce the reader to attachment in the natural world. Read about how mothers lend a paw, wing, flipper, or hand to care for their young fosters empathy, kindness, and compassion!

Children's Books About Chemistry and Physics

Chemistry and physics teach critical thinking and problem-solving. Reading about these subjects - even at a young age - encourages children to ask questions, investigate the world around them, and make observations to draw conclusions.

We offer several books that delight and inform your child about the scientific world around them! Here are some examples:

The My First Science Textbook series sparks scientific curiosity in kids of all ages! These colorful textbooks let your child's imagination roam while you and your child ponder what’s it like to live inside an atom! These books give your child the chance to learn about some of the most fundamental concepts in science BEFORE the social pressure and intimidation of formal schooling.

Women in Chemistry helps your child discover the power of curiosity and resilience along with the women who have blazed a trail in the world of science! From ancient times to modern day, the exciting story of chemistry is sure to inspire the scientist in everyone. 

Our Science Wide Open Collection is a series of scientifically accurate children's books, with a mission to teach young kids about Chemistry, Biology, and Physics while highlighting many of the some of the mind blowing achievement of many of our Women of Science!

What are some of your (or your child's) favorite books? Let us know in the comments!

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