Science

This list includes both fiction and non-fiction books to inspire scientific exploration in the classroom. Whether it's star-gazing or mixing up fizzling potions, there's plenty in these books to help you create WOW moments that'll be remembered long after the bicarbonate-of-soda volcano's been cleared away.

On the Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva

The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species.

This accessible work brings evolution to the younger generation through stylish illustrations and a simple, easy-to-understand text.

Roald Dahl: George’s Marvellous Experiments by Roald Dahl

George Kranky created his own Marvellous Medicine to deal with his grizzly old grunion of a Grandma. You definitely can't do that at home (so don't even try!), but here's some amazing science that you can do!

From concocting home-made slime to creating your own volcano, these fun experiments are all easily done, following simple step-by-step instructions and using everyday household objects.

Inspired by Roald Dahl's terrific tale, this is the book for budding young scientists everywhere!

The Extraordinary Life of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was:

A physicist
A cosmologist
An author
One of the cleverest people who ever lived.

Discover more about the life of a man who is known for his incredible contribution to science in this beautifully illustrated book.

George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking

George's pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door - introducing him to his new neighbours: the scientist, Eric, his daughter, Annie, and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos. And from that moment George's life will never be the same again, for Cosmos can open a portal to any point in outer space . . .

Written by science educator Lucy Hawking and her father - the most famous scientist in the world - and illustrated by Garry Parsons, George's Secret Key to the Universe will take you on a rollercoaster ride through space to discover the mysteries of our universe.

Operation Ouch! The HuManual by Ben Elcomb, Dr Chris van Tulleken, Dr Xand van Tulleken, Dan Green (Illustrator)

Take a tour of one of the most complex, diverse and downright unusual places on the entire planet - the human body! Find out all about what makes YOU tick, from the wonders of the human brain to the tingling in your ticklish toes. From crazy bodily functions to bizarre real-life medical cases, this is the ultimate guide to getting to know yourself, inside and out!