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This year's National Science Week took place from 10 to 18 August 2019. To encourage all the budding scientists out there, we have collated a list of the best new science books to inspire you to experiment, invent and learn.

Enjoy exploring the world around you, learn about great scientists, get messy with slime, dive underwater, or answer the unanswerable with these great non-fiction reads for primary school-aged children. 

For the children who ask 'Why?'

For the inventors

For the naturalists

For the astronomers

For the experimenters and makers

For the dinosaur experts

For the environmentalists

For the zoologists

For the science history buff

Finally, to learn from the influencers of the past, check out the following titles.

More recommended reading

To view booklists on a variety of subjects, visit Booklists from our librarians.

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