25+ Books for Curious Kids Who Love to Learn!

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I have some super curious little boys! My 9 year old and 7 year old seem to have been born with a passion for learning! We’ve helped foster this passion by building quite an extensive home library. If you have similarly-minded kids, you’ll love this book list of Books for Curious Kids Who Love to Learn!

Books for Curious Kids Who Love to Learn

Whether you’re looking for books for kids who love science, kids books about the human body, history books for kids, or trivia books for kids you’ll find some great suggestions in our books list of books for curious kids!

We personally own, have read, and love all but a couple of the books in this book list. The ones we don’t yet own are on our Amazon wish list.

The books for curious kids links below are Amazon links (if you purchase through those links, I receive a small commission–and I’ll send you huge THANK YOU vibes), but you can also take this list and check for these books at your local library. ¬†I’m the kind of person who prefers to buy children’s books rather than check them out from the library. ūüôā


25+ Books for Curious Kids Who Love to Learn!



5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything)!

Lively and information-packed, these books for curious kids are literally busting their covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love. A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, these books will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed. Grades 2-7

What If You had Animal Hair?

WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL HAIR? is a follow-up to the adorable WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? Each spread will feature a photographic image of the animal and its hair on the left and an illustration of a child with that animal’s hair on the right. As in ANIMAL TEETH, the illustrations will be humorous and will accompany informative text.¬†Preschool- 4th Grade

What If You had Animal Feet?

This latest edition will teach kids about the amazing variety of feet in the animal kingdom and their specialty functions! From cheetahs’ fast feet to mountain goats’ nimble climbing hooves, to flies’ sticky feet! Each animal profile will include a photo as well as illustrations of kids with animal feet that are sure to make kids laugh!¬†Preschool- 4th Grade

 What if You had Animal Teeth

What If You had Animal Teeth?

WHAT¬†IF¬†YOU¬†HAD¬†ANIMAL¬†TEETH?¬†takes children on a fun, informative, and imaginative journey as they explore what it would be like if their own front teeth were replaced by those of a different animal. Featuring a dozen animals (beaver, great white shark, narwhal, elephant, rattlesnake, naked mole rat, hippopotamus, crocodile, and more), this book explores how different teeth are especially adapted for an animal’s survival.¬†Preschool- 4th Grade

What if You Had An Animal Nose

What If You had an Animal Nose?

What if you woke up one morning and your nose wasn’t yours? What If You Had An Animal Nose?–the next imaginative book in the What If You Had series–explores what would happen if you looked in the mirror and saw an animal’s nose instead of your own! Preschool- 4th Grade

Little Kids First Big Book of Why

Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child’s immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more.¬†What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? Preschool- 3rd Grade

Ripley’s Believe it or Not 2017 Special Edition

This brand new, updated edition features all the craziest facts, newest discoveries, and weirdest wonders of the world! Grades 2-7


Magic Tree House Series

When Jack and Annie discover a mysterious tree house filled with books, they never dream that it will take them on exciting adventures around the world and throughout history! Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the chapter-book series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers want to know where the Magic Tree House will take the brother-and-sister team next. Also check out the Magic Tree House Research Guide set. Grades 1-4


The Way Things Work Now

Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. Grades 5+


Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World

New York Times bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in the launch of an exciting new chapter book series, Jack and the Geniuses. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real-world science along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making these books ideal for STEM education. Grades 3-7


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe. Grades: Preschool-3rd Grade


Uncover the Human Body

Filled with interesting facts and information, this book offers a comprehensive approach to teaching children about anatomy and functions of the human body. Beginning with the dermal system each layer addresses the skeletal system, digestive system, urinary system, circulatory system, repiratory system, muscular system, and nervous system. Ages 6+


The Human Body Inside and Out

We got this book for my middle son when he was 3. It’s pop-up and lift-the-flap layout was perfect for him!

Explore the human body through giant pop-ups and fantastic interactive features. Find out how food journeys through your body, how your heart keeps your blood pumping, how your bones and muscles keep you moving, and learn about the best ways to stay healthy and active. Ages 4+


Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures

Whether visiting Mount Rushmore, digging for ancient artifacts in Egypt, seeing a movie star ninja in Japan, or skiing in Canada, Stanley always has fun with family and friends wherever he goes. Grades 1-4

Merry-Go-Round, A Book About Nouns

Kindergarten-Grade 6– Nouns of all kinds are the subject of Heller’s latest in her series of books on parts of speech. Common, proper, abstract, concrete, compound, and collective nouns are all defined and shown by example in usually lilting verse. Singular, plural, and possessive forms of nouns are also thoroughly covered, and determiners are explained and demonstrated. Make sure to check out the rest of Ruth Heller’s books about animals and parts of speech! Grades 1-4


Ada’s Ideas: The Story of ADA LOVELACE, the World’s First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace (1815‚Äď1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet, and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art. Grades 1-4


100 Things To Know Before You Grow Up

Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills that every kid should master before turning 18, this is the ultimate guide to becoming a fun-loving, well-rounded, totally competent and confident young person. Complete with expert advice from real life explorers, adventurers, and masters of their craft, it’s perfect for jump-starting an amazing life! Grades 4-7


Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers

Kids will have the chance to design a better bicycle, build a simple catapult, construct a solar oven, and more! This empowering activity book will teach problem-solving and creative-thinking skills crucial to STEM fields. It also provides opportunities for its readers to try new things and, sometimes, to fail. Grades K-3


National Geographic American Heroes

American Heroes is an anthology of 50 biographical portraits of key American figures‚ÄĒpeople whose heroism has in some way shaped American society. This group of great Americans was not famous or successful merely by the standards of their own time. Something about their achievements, whether familiar or not, transcends their time to make their greatness resonate throughout history. Grades 4-8

Don’t Know Much About the Pioneers

How did pioneers catch “Oregon Fever”? Were buffalo chips a tasty after-school snack? What famous western outlaw was really just a kid?¬†Kenneth C. Davis shows readers the real pioneer life in his trademark question-and-answer style. Grades K-4

Also, check out Don’t Know Much About The Solar System, Don’t Know Much About the 50 States, and Don’t Know Much About the Presidents, and many more.

The Usborne Book of Castles

This book helps you to find out what it was like to live inside a castle. Even experience a siege in action in this packed and informative history. A selection of recommended websites is spread throughout the book. These allow readers to discover even more about castle life, including virtual tours and exciting and innovative games. Grades 3+

 Usborne Book of Romans

Usborne: Romans

One of the world’s most fascinating cultures in history, the Romans, are examined in installment. The Romans¬†covers everyday areas of life from medicine and education to festivals and entertainment. Grades 4+

The Everything Kids books

The Everything Kids books include Everything Kids Science Experiments Book, Everything Kids Money Book, Everything Kids Math Puzzles Book, and many more! Authored by leaders in their specialties, the Everything Kids books are fun, engaging, and informative for kids grades 3-7.


Little Kids First Big Book of Who

Introduce young readers to some of the world’s most interesting and important people in this bold and lively first biography book. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring profiles of each person, along with fascinating facts about their accomplishments and contributions. ¬†Grades Preschool-3rd Grade

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