Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Curious Young Readers
Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Curious Young Readers
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler

Kids are constantly wondering about the world around them, and it can be hard for parents to keep up! Perfect for holiday gifts that keep the fun in learning, these books make for great introductions to bizarre and exciting accomplishments in space, science, and history. 

  • Awesome Space Tech: 40 Amazing Infographics for Kids (ages 9–12) will rocket kids through a universe of powerful telescopes, distant probes, and high-speed spacecraft. We live in a complicated cosmos, but this book breaks down the complex, the confusing, and the downright kooky to reveal the fascinating details and hidden wonders that are out of this world.

  • Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids: The Everything Guide for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs (grades 3–6) is certain to spark any kid’s enthusiasm for the age of dinosaurs. They will find out about dinosaur extinction, how scientists date fossils, and what it takes to become a paleontologist. Divided into sections for quick access to the easy-to-understand definitions and amazing full-color illustrations, Dinosaur Dictionary for Kids is a must-have for any kid's home library.

  • The Top Secret Files series (ages 9–12). Learn the true stories behind the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War in these deep dives into history. Kids can also explore pirates and buried treasure, gangsters and bootleggers, and the wild west on their hunt for spies, secret missions, and hidden facts.

  • The Things That Make You Go Yuck! series (ages 9–12). Whether it’s nature’s slimiest organisms or the weirdest mutations, Things That Make You Go Yuck!celebrates survival of the fittest, grossest, craziest, and creepiest things in nature, proving once and for all that life in the wild is anything but ordinary. Kids will learn about crooked critters, extreme living, mystifying mutants, and odd couples with the books in this series.

  • The Twisted True Tales From Science series (ages 9–12). Kids will learn about disaster discoveries, explosive experiments, insane inventors, and medical mayhem with this series of twisted, but true, tales from science. Curious kids will uncover some of the craziest, most daring adventures in scientific history, all while learning about the scientific process of discovery.