Best Biology Books for Children

Biology is the study of life and living organisms.  It is a very vast subject which is further sub divided in to many disciplines like cellular biology, genetics, etc.  The subject is very interesting and also offers good career prospects.  If your child is showing interest in topics related to biology, the best thing you can do is to encourage him/her to read more.  

There are many books on biology by various publishers.  Here are ten very good books on biology for children:

-Biology: Life on Earth by Teresa Audesirk et al.  This hardcover is very informative.  It looks attractive with a picture of two polar bears on the cover.  It also has various study exercises and self tests and is ideal for young adults.

-From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) by Deborah Heiligman, illustrated by Bari Weissman.  This book which is about how caterpillar gradually becomes butterfly comes in paperback and is very reasonably priced.  It is so well written and illustrated that one would think that a child was involved in its design.  An ideal book if your child is around 5 years.

-Modern Biology by John H. Postlethwait and Janet L. Hopson.  This hardcover is an excellent book on biology.  Its more than 1000 pages contain wealth of information on the subject.  

-Holt Biology by Rob Desalle and Michael R. Heithaus.  This illustrated book contains lot of interesting facts related to biology.  

-A World in a Drop of Water: Exploring with a Microscope by Alvin Silverstein and Virginia B. Silverstein.  This exciting book introduces your child to the world of unicellular organisms.  With language which is simple and easy to understand, this book is ideal if your child is around 10 years old.

-Uncover the Human Body: An Uncover It Book by Luann Colombo and Jennifer Fairman.  This book helps your child to learn about the human body.  This book is ideal if your child is around 10 years of age.

-The Brain: Our Nervous System by Seymour Simon.  This 32 page book has lot of interesting facts about brain and nervous system.  This book is ideal if your child is around 5 years.

-Look, listen, taste, touch and smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) by Hill Nettleton, Pamela, Shipe and Becky.  This book helps your child learn about the five senses.  An ideal book if your child is around 5 years of age.  

-Have a Nice DNA (Enjoy Your Cells 3) by Frances R. Balkwill and illustrated by Mic Rolph.  This is an excellent book in the series “Enjoy Your Cells”.  This book unfolds the mysterious world of cells with its simple language and attractive graphics.  This book is highly recommended if your child is above 9 years.

-Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution by Steve Jenkins.  This is an excellent book on the basics of evolution.  It is ideal if your child is around 5 years old.  

Biology is a wonderful subject which unfolds itself to those who seek knowledge.  Most of the books in this list are available online in