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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Always in the Middle… "It’s an interactive, easy to read journey beginning with an informative Introduction followed by 6 chapters. Great learning experiences throughout. Future scientists will love this title along with anyone else who usually finds science not to their liking."
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The Science of Seeds

What's on your dinner table? You probably have some form of maize, wheat, rice, and potatoes...

Renewable Energy

How do we heat our homes, light our rooms, and power our cars? With energy!...

Wheels Make the World Go Round

If you were designing a wheelbarrow, how would you make it move easily when you...

Wedges Make a Point

How do you keep a truck from rolling? A door from closing? And how do...

Levers Lessen the Load

Have you ever played on a seesaw? You were using a lever! A lever is one...

Inclined Planes Ramp It Up

How does a dump truck dump all the dirt out of its truck bed? It...

Screws Keep Things Secure

Build your treehouse with screws! Screws are one of the simple machines that are designed...

Pulleys Pull Their Weight

What if an elephant sat on your book and refused to move? How could you...

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...