Friday, April 30, 2021

10 Bedtime Books for Curious Kids

Kids love nonfiction! Studies show that 40 percent of elementary-aged children prefer fact-based books and another 30 percent enjoy fiction and nonfiction equally. So doesn’t it make sense to share these titles with young readers at home as well as at school? Here are ten science-themed nonfiction picture books that are perfect for exploring as a family before kids drift off to sleep.

Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

Born in the Wild: Baby Animals and Their Parents by Lita Judge

Daylight Starlight Wildlife by Wendell Minor

An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston Hutts and Sylvia Long

Giant Squid by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohman

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fischman and Isabel Greenberg

Odd Bods: Odd Bods: The World’s Unusual Animals by Julie Murphy

Summertime Sleepers: Animals that Estivate by Melissa Stewart and Sarah Brannen

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman You're and Beth Krommes

You're Invited to a Moth Ball by Loree Griffin Burns and Ellen Harasimowicz


  1. This is a great list of STEM books for bedtime. I'd add my book DREAM BIG LITTLE SCIENTISTS to the line up!

  2. What a wonderful list! I can't wait to check out the ones I haven't read yet and explore them with my kids!