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.

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

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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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Chemical Reactions!

You might think people study chemistry only in laboratories or classrooms—but, actually, chemistry is everywhere! We...

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...

The Science and Technology of Marie Curie

Finalist for the 2021 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Hands-on...

The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci

Welcome to the Renaissance, a time of discovery, wonder, and exploration! During the Renaissance, inventors and...

The Science and Technology of Ben Franklin

Inventor. Scientist. Diplomat. Printer. Benjamin Franklin was a very curious person, which led to lots...


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

Climate Change

Updated edition includes the latest scientific research and problem-solving strategies in climate science! In Climate Change:...

Gutsy Girls Go For Science: Astronauts

Do you dream of going into space? Do you wonder what it’s like on the...


Where was the last time you saw a robot? Did you read about one in...

Race Relations

How could a country founded on the honorable ideals of freedom and equality have so...