Huge List of Living Science Books

Grades 1-8

I’ve been hunting around, trying to gather up a list of living books to for Science. I wanted to put together a huge list for you (and me) to have in one place! So, here is a roundup of Living Science books for your homeschool!

Living Science Books: Grade 1-8

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Some of these books may fall under multiple categories. I did my very best to divide them by subject. Also, be sure to check the age range of the book. As these are for grade level 1-8!


The Burgess Animal Book for Children

The Burgess Bird Book for Children

Blacky the Crow

Wildlife in Woods and Fields

Jack’s Insects

Chipmunks on the Doorstep

By Pond and River

The Trumpet of the Swan

The Burgess Seashore Book

Animal Autobiographies

These are a few books that are listed on Queen homeschooling website. They have been re-published for your enjoyment. (The books were originally published in the 1900s)

Sassafras Science Adventures: Zoology Vol.1 (link is listed under General!)

General (other or books that cover most or all topics of Science)

One Small Square Books

Science Lab in a Super Market

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder

Madam How and Lady Why

The Sassafras Science Adventures

There are 5 volumes in this series. It is setup to use 2 books per school year. Covering 1 Chapter per week.

Related Post: Sassafras Science Adventures Curriculum Review

The Way Science Works

The Storybook of Science

What Really Happened to Dinosaurs

Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible

A Girl of the Limberlost

Find the Constellations

Biographies (Inventions/Inventors/Scientists)

How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning 

John Audubon: Young Naturalist

Ordinary Genius

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity

Archimedes and the Door of Science

Great Inventors and Their Inventions

Galen and the Gateway to Medicine

Wilbur and Orville Wright: Young Fliers

The Picture History of Great Inventors

Leonardo da Vinci

Along Came Galileo

World History Biographies: Isaac Newton: The Scientist Who Changed Everything (National

Geographic World History Biographies)

George Washington Carver: Man’s Slave Becomes God’s Scientist 

Always Inventing

The Story of Inventions

Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas

The Ocean of Truth: The Story of Sir Isaac Newton

Nature/ Nature Study

Parables from Nature

Handbook of Nature Study

Secrets of the Woods

Pond And Stream

Outdoor Secrets


Christian Liberty Press Nature Readers

Tree in the Trail

Plant Life in Field and Garden

Trees and Shrubs

Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing Trees

The Fall of the Year

Discovering Nature Series

This is a series created by Queen Homeschooling. They cover a wide range of topics, and have books for all grades up through high school! I’m really loving what they have to offer for Charlotte Mason curriculum.

Click HERE to download a printable booklist.

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Get our FREE Nature Journaling with Nature Anatomy Pages : HERE!

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Have suggestions for my list?  Post them below in the comments, so I can add to my list!

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