Gravity is a Mystery

By Franklin M. Branley
HarperCollins, 2007
ISBN: 0064452018
Ages 4-8

Fun and colorful illustrations make this a wonderful child-oriented book on the science of gravity. This book explores the topic in easy to understand and simple terms.

What Is Gravity?

By Lisa Trumbauer
Children's Press, 2004
ISBN: 0516258443
Ages 4-8

This is one of the Rookie Read-About Science series books — well known for their ability to share science in a way that is appealing to children of all ages. Simple reading vocabulary and photographs make this a great book for the early scientist.


By Jason Chin
Roaring Brook Press, 2014
ISBN: 1596437170
Ages 5-8

What would happen without gravity? Find out in this beautifully illustrated combination of informational and imaginative text for grades K-2.

Janice VanCleave's Gravity: Mind-boggling Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects

By Janice VanCleave
Wiley Publishing, 1992
ISBN: 0471550507
Ages 8-12

Try out twenty simple experiments on gravity that you can turn into great science fair projects. Come and explore all the fun hands-on things you can do with gravity and answer many questions you may have about how gravity works. Use easily accessible supplies that you may have around the house for these exciting activities.

Also available in this series: Animals, Earthquakes, Electricity, Machines, Magnets, Molecules, Microscopes and Magnifying Lenses, Volcanoes, and Weather.

Falling For Fun: Gravity in Action

By Nathan Lepera
Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2008
ISBN: 0836889444
Ages 8-12

Enter the world of carnival rides to find out the science behind the fun. Visit a roller coaster and other thrilling adventures to see how gravity, velocity, motion and other forces of nature excite our minds and our senses.

Will It Float or Sink? (Rookie Read-About Science)

By Melissa Stewart
Children's Press, 2006
ISBN: 0516237373
Ages 4-8

The science of floating and what makes some objects float while others sink. This is a great book for young scientists. A great read for the classroom science lesson as well.

Floating in Space (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

By Franklyn M. Branley
HarperCollins, 1998
ISBN: 0064451429
Ages 4-8

Learn about how astronauts do life's basic things in space like eat, use the bathroom, sleep and exercise. Wonderful pictures highlight this extraordinary look into the life of an astronaut. Learn how space affects their bodies and its functions,

The Amazing Air Balloon

By Jean Van Leeuwen
Dial Publishing, 2003
ISBN: 0803722583
Ages 4-8

This historical fiction gives young readers a peek at the first balloon ride in Philadelphia in 1784. Fabulous drawings of the actual advertisements for a hot air balloon exhibition and the newspaper story that followed. Makes a great read-aloud and will engage readers of all ages.

Flying Machine

By Andrew Nahum
DK Eyewitness Books, 2004
ISBN: 0756606799
Ages 8-12

Everyone loves Eyewitness Books for their fabulous illustrations, photographs and detailed dialogue. This installment covers the history of flight. Come and read about man's early efforts to fly. Then learn about all of the ways that we have left the earth via flying machines and other devices.