Science and Technology Books for Kids Aged 8+

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These science and technology books for kids make great gifts for technology minded elementary school kids aged 8 years and up, who like to know how things work!

See below for books about Space, Spying, Submarines, Helicopters, Motorcycles, and Survival, with scientific and technical information to interest the 8+ age group.

Space book for kids age 8

Age 8 years and up
Size: 5 7/8 X 8, Pages: 80
Series: Discovery Adventures
Author: Louie Stowell

Price (2014) from $8.99

Space

  • Where does outer space begin?
     
  • How do rockets work?
     
  • What’s a gas giant?
     
  • What do astronauts do all day?

This densely illustrated book answers these and other questions about the wonders of outer space with diagrams, picture-strip stories, photographs and giant fold-out illustrations.

Includes internet links to the latest space information.

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Spying book for kids age 8

Age 8 years and up
Size: 5 7/8 X 8, Pages: 80
Series: Discovery Adventures
Price (2014) from $8.99

Spying

The secrets of the shadowy world of spies, their dangerous missions and secret identities are revealed in this fascinating book.

Reveals high-tech methods used by spies working today, as well as more traditional spycraft used over the years.

Contains real life spy stories illustrated with graphic picture strips, full-color photographs and fact boxes.

With internet links to exciting websites, including the Usborne Ultra Message Decoder.

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Submarines book for kids age 8

Age 8 years and up
Size: 5 3/8 x 8, Pages: 80 pages
Series: Discovery Adventures
Price (2014) from $8.99
Author: Alex Frith

Submarines

When were the first submarines built?

And how did submarines help to win two world wars?

Open this fact-packed book to find out about all kinds of different subs, from nuclear giants to tiny robot submersibles.

Read exciting true-life submarine adventures, and fold out enormous pages to see inside a nuclear submarine.


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Helicopters book for kids age 8

Age 8 years and up
Size: 5 7/8 x 8, Pages: 80 pages
Series: Discovery Adventures
Price (2014) from $8.99
Author: Emily Bone

Helicopters

  • What makes a helicopter fly?
     
  • How are helicopters used by emergency services?
     
  • When were the first helicopters built?
     
  • And why are they so crucial on the battlefield?

Read about all kinds of different helicopters, from air ambulances to state-of-the-art military helicopters.

Fold out enormous pages to see inside the Apache AH-64D attack helicopter.

Click to order 'Helicopters' online from Usborne...
 
 

Motorcycles book for kids age 8

Age 8 years and up
Size: 5 7/8 x8, Pages: 80 pages
Series: Discovery Adventures
Price (2014) from $8.99
Author Leslie Gillespie

Motorcycles

  • What makes a motorcycle go?
     
  • How many different styles are there?
     
  • When were the first motorcycles built?
     
  • And why are they so exciting to race?
     

Read about all kinds of different motorcycles, from scooters to awe-inspiring superbikes.

Fold out enormous pages to discover even more about cruisers and dragster bikes.

 
 Click to order 'Motorcycles' online from Usborne...
 
 
 

Survival

Age 8 years and up
Size: 5 7/8 x 8, Pages: 80
Series: Discovery Adventures
Price (2014) from $8.99
Author: Henry Brook

Survival

A guide to survival in extreme conditions and inhospitable environments, fully illustrated with a mix of photos, comic strip art and step-by-step diagrams.

Learn how to:

  • find north,
  • make a fire,
  • send signals,
  • evade dangerous animals,
  • escape if you're trapped in a car,
  • cope with an earthquake or tornado,
  • escape from a burning building

and lots more.


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  3. These are such innovative and great book ideas! The topics definitely make science fun! Thanks for this article!

    Jackie

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