Curious Kids

Written by Andi Diehn

Published by Nomad Press, 2017

"Encourages the development of important skills, including observing, connecting, problem solving, and model testing."

"Visually stimulating, detailed illustrations make this an excellent choice as a read aloud for younger children."


Illustrations: watercolor

When you feel like running, leaping, and singing, people might say you have a lot of energy. And you're not the only one! Energy is the stuff that makes everything live and move. People, animals, plants-we all need energy to live!

In Energy: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover different forms of energy, including heat, light, and chemical energy, that keep the world working and moving. Children are introduced to physical science through detailed illustrations paired with a nonfiction narrative that uses fun language to convey familiar examples of real-world connections.

You can find waves just about everywhere you look! Take a tour of the world of waves in this fun, illustrated introduction to the concept of waves and energy and their presence in our world.

This installment in Curious Concepts for Kids, a set of books about physical science for kids ages 5 to 8, encourages readers to observe lots of different kinds of waves, including those found in water, wheat, a baseball stadium, and even invisible waves! By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations and quick experiments, Waves provides a useful and fun introduction for kids to the physical science that rules our world!

Written by Andi Diehn, published by Nomad Press

Everything you can touch and hold is made up of matter—including you, your dog, and this book! Matter is stuff that you can weigh and that takes up space, which means pretty much everything in the world is made of matter!

In Matter, kids ages 5 to 8 discover the basic building block of most of the material they come in contact with every day, including themselves—matter! Children are introduced to the study of physical science through detailed illustrations paired with a nonfiction narrative that uses fun language to convey familiar examples of real-world connections.

Written by Andi Diehn, published by Nomad Press

Our world operates the way it does because of forces. Gravity, magnetism, pulling and pushing, and friction are some of the many forces that affect the way we move on Earth. They even affect the Earth itself—without gravity, the world would eventually fly apart!

In Forces, kids ages 5 to 8 observe different types of forces, including gravity, magnetism, pulling, pushing, and friction. By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations, quick experiments, and beautiful, detailed illustrations, Forces provides a useful and fun introduction to physical science for kids!

Written by Andi Diehn, published by Nomad Press