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For Ages 2-5 years old, maybe older for Reports

Play Bac Publishing, "Incredible Ocean" and "Seasons." incredible ocean book cover

The creators of Brain Quest have a new line of books with exceptional photographs and wonderfully interesting and unique facts about nature and its animals.

$12.95 from Play Bac Publishing

For Ages 4-7 years old

galaxies book coverGail Gibbons, "Galaxies"

Gail Gibbons writes simple and informative books,about almost every subject your son or daughter would like to read about in a book. Really, I am not exaggerating, one bit. She has over 100 books to her credit, and all written in a mid second grade reading level.

$6.95 paperback from Holiday House

For Ages 6-10 years old

Seymour Simon's Book of TrucksBook of Trucks book cover

Seymour Simon has written informative and detail driven book that any vehicle loving youngster will spend hours going over page by page. The photographs are very detailed and endlessly fascinating for the future motor head in your family. Seymour Simon is a science writer comfortable with almost any subject matter, (see his Brain or Muscle books). They are written in a mid fourth grade reading levels.

$6.99 paperback from HarperCollins

For Ages 8-12 years old

Frog scientist book coverPamela Turner's The Frog Scientist

New series about scientists in the field with informative details about the status of animals, plants and ecosystems all around the world.

$18.00 hardcover only, from Houghton Mifflin Books available for preorder

For Ages 10-13 years old

Rain Newcomb's Smash It! Crash It! Launch It!: 50 Mind-Blowing, Eye-Popping Science Experimentssmash it book cover

This title says it all, and if your child is anything like mine are, use extreme caution when performing these experiments. But please enjoy yourself in your quest for science knowledge and fun.

$9.95 paperback from Lark Books

For High School and Up

Howard Zinn's A Young People's History of the United States

Young People's History book coverThis series is divided in two volumes, from the birth of our nation to the late 1800's, and the second volume covers thorough present day. If your teenager is open to alternative viewpoints, this author hails from the liberal left. While this interpretation of history may offend some people, many young people will find many interesting facts about our country.

$16.95 each volume hardcover only from Seven Stories Press