Nomad Press

A trusted source for activity-based, nonfiction books that keep kids engaged long after the last page.

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Kids are born scientists, so give them the tools they need to succeed!

Biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and more—you’ll find books and projects that challenge, inspire, and entertain your kids for hours!

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Try these nonfiction books written to hook kids into true stories they can’t put down. Whether they love science, history, or biography, we’ve got something for everyone.

The world is vast!

Discover the different cultures, histories, and politics around the globe.

Hands-on projects and links to online resources make this reading experience multilayered and enduring.

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Part of Explore Electricity! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Electricity! introduces readers ages 7-10 to the workings of batteries, simple circuits, conductors and insulators, motors and generators, and magnetism, and the ways we’re working toward more Earth-friendly power.

Part of Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects

Bridges, furniture, musical instruments, games, vehicles—all of these things were invented and improved upon by people who love to put stuff together, take stuff apart, and figure out how things work! In Explore Makerspace! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 explore what it means to be an engineer.

Part of Kitchen Chemistry Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures with Hands-On Science Activities

In Kitchen Chemistry: Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures with Hands-On Science Activities, readers ages 9 to 12 discover that the cooking, mixing, and measuring you do in the kitchen all has its roots deep in science—chemistry to be exact!

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Destination Desert
“A colorful, useful addition to primary-grade biome units.”
Destination Desert
The Science of Fashion
The Science and Technology of Marie Curie
The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci
The Universe

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Aquatic Adventures

All aboard for a journey around the world’s water biomes, where we’ll find lots of...

Tour the Tundra

Grab a coat to take a trip to the vast, treeless, mostly frozen tundra biome...

Footsteps in the Forest

Gear up to tour the world’s forest biomes with trees large and small, creatures short...

Grassland Globetrotting

Embark on a journey of the planet’s grassland biomes with this brightly illustrated nonfiction picture...

Destination Desert

Slather on the sunscreen and get ready to journey to the desert biomes of the...

Climate in Crisis

Read true stories of how climate change has affected people’s lives and learn the science...

The Physics of Fun

Why are you able to jump higher from a trampoline than from the ground? What...

The Science of Fashion

What kind of sneakers are you wearing right now? What material is your shirt made...

The Chemistry of Food

Why does tomato sauce taste different from fresh tomatoes? Why does pasta go limp when...


How does a country rebuild the infrastructure, government, and economy of a huge region while...

World War I

World War I sustained these staggering casualties: 9 million dead soldiers, 12 million or more civilian...


How does a car move from one place to another? How do cranes lift such...