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They say all of the smartest people in the world dedicate a big chunk of their time to reading and learning about a variety of different subjects, help your kids, friends and family keep an expansive world view with some gifts that might teach them something new.

Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know

The Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know is a collection of 500 things everyone should know how to do - perform CPR, pack a suitcase, dance the tango, fight a shark and more. This fun birthday gift is fantastic for a friend who loves to learn new stuff every day. The book is jam-packed with useful reference material that makes it an indispensable real-life resource.

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Parenting

A book about decision-making in the early years of parenting, the “Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool” makes a fantastic gift for a new or expecting parent. This is the second book from award-winning economist Emily Oster, author of runaway best seller "Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know".

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

“NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children” by the award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman is a fantastic gift for expecting parents, and parents in general. This excellent book is an in-depth study that investigates and discusses the strategies used by society to nurture children and the things we are doing wrong as a whole.

Bringing Up Bébé

“Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting” is one of the best expecting parent gifts out there for those who are seeking inspiration on how to raise their soon-to-be child. In this book, the American journalist Pamela Druckerman discusses how French parents parent in a way that their kids sleep all night long, play by themselves, and more.

Expecting Better

If you’re looking for a fantastic expecting parent gift, you’ve found it. “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know” is written by the award-winning economist Emily Oster, and in this book, she debunks myths about pregnancy, by digging into the real data behind some of the best known pregnancy advice. Oster analyses the real effects of caffeine in pregnancy, the dangers of gardening, and more!

The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer is one of the best expecting parents gifts out there. Any parent will struggle with sleep deprivation when they have a newborn, and the book will give them methods, tips, and tricks to calm a baby down, and get more sleep.

Haynes Jet Engine Model Kit

Providing a fantastic building experience, Haynes Jet Engine Model Kit makes an excellent 17th birthday gift for teens who would love to be aircraft engineers and inventors. The model of a turbofan jet engine is motorized and features high and low-pressure turbines – after it’s built it also looks good in a shelf.

Astronauts – The Ultimate Space Game

This highly-addictive, award-winning game makes an excellent 17th birthday gift choice for astronomy lovers. In Astronauts – The Ultimate Space Game players get to be astronauts that race each other to explore the planets and moons of the solar system, and return safely back to Earth after. Teens will love to learn new and exciting facts about planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and more!

Nanotechnology Kit

This Nanotechnology Kit brings nanostructures into sight for curious teens (and their parents). With over 41 experiments, this kit makes an excellent 17th birthday gift. It features 60 pieces, plus a game board to help them make progress through the experiments. It also includes a laser pointer, an adhesive pad, and many other useful materials for the experiments.

Periodic Table Fridge Magnet

We all had to learn about periodic tables and know how complicated the names are. The amazing Periodic Table Fridge Magnet - The Perfect Periodic Table of Elements Study Guide is a convenient birthday gift for any student of science. It makes a durable reference and study-buddy for any teen. The magnetic surface of the table is great for sticking on the refrigerator, dry erase board or any other metal surface.

Complete HD Stop Motion Animation Kit

The Stopmotion Explosion: Complete HD Stop Motion Animation Kit has everything creative teens need to create fantastic full HD stop motion animated movies. This kit is one of the best 17th birthday gifts for the teen movie maker. The Stopmotion Explosion book included features instructions and tutorials, and the kit also includes a 1920 x 1080 high-definition camera, plus an upgraded easy focus ring and the free software.

Lortone 3A Deluxe Rock Tumbler Kit

Rock hunters will find the Lortone 3A Deluxe Rock Tumbler Kit one of the best birthday gifts ever! This kit includes a professional tumbler, some rough rocks for training, a 4-step polishing kit, and much more. The instructions also included are step-by-step, and the tumbler has a straightforward operation and a durable motor, designed to last for years. Great for art projects, jewelry making and more.

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars

The Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter are amazing for stargazers and explorers! It makes a fantastic 17th birthday gift, featuring multi-coated optics, a large aperture, great for low light conditions, a fine-focusing diopter adjuster, and a tripod adapter which makes stargazing easy for glass wearers.

ZOOB BuilderZ ZOOB Bot

If you know a 15 year old who adores robots? Then the ZOOB BuilderZ ZOOB Bot is the one for them. This amazing fifteenth birthday gift lets teens build their own robot with light up eyes and motorized wheels. It features 50 pieces, 4 wheels, light-up eyes with a replaceable battery, a pull-back motor, and instructions to build 4 ZOOB-Bots.

ELEGOO UNO Project Upgraded Smart Robot Car Kit

This electronic assembling kit is a fantastic fifteenth birthday gift for teens who would love to learn more about robotics. The ELEGOO UNO Project Upgraded Smart Robot Car Kit features 24 kinds of module parts, including line tracing module, obstacle avoidance, and an infrared remote control. They can also control via their phone.

14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

Kids and teens will love the 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot. This excellent fifteenth birthday gift gets a future engineer to build a robot that can be used in 14 different modes. With this robot, teens will learn about robotics and solar energy right in their home. The robot works on land or water, depending on the mode - it’s exciting and fun to see how it behaves in different environments.

4M Water Rocket Kit

The 4M Water Rocket Kit is really cool - teens will love to build their own water rocket with a recycled soda bottle. The power of the water pressure on this rocket blasts it up to 90 feet in the air - teens who enjoy science projects and experiments will want to do this over and over.

Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit

Teens who are interested in building and electricity will love the Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit. This fantastic fourteenth birthday gift is amazing for young problem-solvers who want to get their hands on everything. It includes a solder, soldering iron and wire cutters - with them, they will be able to learn to solder and practice with the printed circuit board (PCB).

littleBits Rule Your Room Kit

This fantastic invention kit minimizes screen time for both kids and teens - any child wanting to take some control over their room will love it. The littleBits Rule Your Room Kit helps kids and teens develop engineering and problem-solving skills while creating interactive inventions that combine the kit with anything they already own. This fun gift for teens inspires them to make many inventions but gives them step-by-step instructions for 8 of them, with a bonus challenge.

Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit

The Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit With 170 Page Book is such a fun gift for teens. It has parts and detailed instructions for 14 and 15-year-olds to build 15 different projects. Among the projects, they can create a musical instrument to play by waving their hands or tap out a secret code to open the door. Teens will love to start programming with the Arduino uno board!

Amazing Bacteria Science Kit

Teens who are into microbiology or just want to have a great science fair project will love the Amazing Bacteria Science Kit. This fun gift lets them to see bacteria and fungi grow. The plates for bacteria growth are covered with a thick agar surface, which prevents them from cracking and drying, while also feeding the microbes that kids want to study.

Introductory Earth Science Rocks and Minerals

Geology rocks! Kids who like geology will love the Geosciences Industries 13357 Introductory Earth Science Classroom Rocks and Minerals Collection. It includes 75 mineral and rock samples, each identified and numbered on the collection index sheet so that kids can match and study them. Among the rocks are different types: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic.

K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set

With more than 500 pieces of the K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set, kids will be able to build nine different functioning real-world replicas of water, wind, and solar-powered machines. This is a really fun, educational gift for teens. It helps them to learn and compare the efficiency of water, wind, and solar energy. Besides the pieces, the set also features skid plates, a power cord, and solar motor assembly.

LEGO Star Wars VIII Building Kit

LEGO lovers and/or Star Wars lovers will enjoy the LEGO Star Wars VIII BB-8 75187 Building Kit so much! This kit features LEGO building pieces enough to put together a BB-8 model. It makes a super fun gift for kids, featuring authentic detailing. The rotating head and the opening hatch with welding torch are super cool, and the BB-8 model also comes with a display stand and a decorative fact plaque.

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

A fun gift for kids who love the Avengers movies, this toy turns them into superheroes. Suitable from age 8 through to 15, kids will be able to create unique superhero identities and powers, with electronic building blocks that snap together to turn circuits into inventions.

Nancy B's Science Club Stir-It-Up Chemistry Lab

Made especially for girls, the Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Stir-It-Up Chemistry Lab & Kitchen Experiments Journal is the cutest and coolest science kit ever. It makes an excellent 13th birthday gift to any young scientist. Kids will get to observe the outdoors with the lightweight, high-tech binoculars, and make lots of experiments with the included 4 test tubes, beaker, rack, lab glasses, graduated cylinder, dropper, funnel, and stirring rod. The activity journal is filled with experiments using regular household ingredients.

4M Table Top Robot

The 4M Table Top Robot features everything needed to construct a working robot crab - it is a hands-on science kit that will teach any kid the basics of robotics. It makes a lovely 13th birthday gift that challenges a kid’s imagination and performs acrobatic tricks on a regular tabletop.

4M Magnet Science Kit

Young scientists will have a blast while learning about the effects of magnetism with the 4M Magnet Science Kit. It makes an excellent 13th birthday gift that includes everything needed to build a fishing game, a magnet wand, a levitron racer, and more - it can be used to build 10 fun experiments and games in total.

Estes Alpha III Rocket Bulk Pack

The Estes Alpha III Rocket Bulk Pack is the coolest 13th birthday gift out there for the young astronaut. Each rocket bulk pack has 12 individual packets, which can be assembled by the thirteen-year-old with the required components. Kids will love to launch and fill the sky with rockets with their friends.

Zometool Creator 3 Construction Kit

If more parts mean more fun, then the Zometool Creator 3 Construction Kit is the funnest game of all. It contains 738 precision-made components that build together thousands of different models, ranging from simple shapes to large and complex 3D structures. It makes a fantastic 13th birthday gift and an excellent way to have fun with an open-ended play.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit

The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit gets kids to enhance their rock collection or to start a new one. This fantastic science gift for kids includes a tumbler, sifter, learning guide, four polishing grits, plus nine types of real rough gemstones. This tumbler makes even the most irregular rocks look like dazzling gemstones with a simple, one-touch setting.

Gskyer Telescope, German Technology Telescope

Kids deserve a high-quality telescope to see meteor showers. The Gskyer Telescope, AZ50350 German Technology Telescope is a wonderful gift for kids who love to stargaze. It features 50mm large aperture lens that makes the images brighter and more precise, two replaceable eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens. The carrying bag is great to keep out dust or to take the telescope and tripod on stargazing travel.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dino Fossil Dig Kit

Everyone knows a kid who will go nuts when they see a real dinosaur fossil. The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dino Fossil Dig Kit is one of the best science gifts for kids - it features 3 genuine dinosaur fossils: a dinosaur bone, mosasaur tooth, and dinosaur poop. This educational adventure allows children to dig up these fossils in some hands-on exploration and start their rock collection (if they didn’t have one already)..

Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket

The Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket and 7 Piece Nature Exploration Set includes bug tongs, net, pipette, magnifying glass, tweezers, activity booklet, a storage bucket, and more. It makes a lovely science gift for kids who love to stay in contact with nature and to study bugs. The colorful activity booklet also teaches kids about various kinds of insects, which helps them learn biology concepts early on.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab

Did you know crystals can grow? With the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab, kids can watch it happen. This fantastic science gift for kids allows them to grow crystals in 8 different colors in a super easy way - they just need water and the two ingredients included on the lab kit. The kit also features a night light display, where kids can show off their 5 favorite home-grown crystals.

Primary Science Lab Activity Set

This minilab is the cutest science gift for kids out there! With the Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set, kids will explore and experiment with real science tools, but suitable for little hands. This colorful set for beginners includes a beaker, a funnel, test tubes, magnifying glass, and more, all made of durable plastic. The kit also features some cards with fun, easy-to-do experiments .

GeoSafari Micropro 48-Piece Microscope Set

Not a toy, but rather a scientific instrument, the Educational Insights GeoSafari Micropro 48-Piece Microscope Set makes a fantastic science gift for kids. The glass eyepieces and power settings provide users with superior precision viewing (from 50x to 600x), and high-quality components make this microscope set great for learning science.

Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

Kids can learn electronics by seeing firsthand how electrical circuits run the everyday devices they're familiar with. The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit does that, and that's why it makes an excellent science gift for kids. This kit features over 30 components that can be used to create 101 different electronic projects, like the creation of a sound-activated switch, a voice-controlled lamp, a musical doorbell, a flying saucer, and a light police siren.

Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

The Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit is an excellent science gift for kids who love LEGO building blocks. It includes more than 30 essential LEGO elements, an 80-page instructional book with certified crystal-clear instructions, 6 plastic balls, paper ramps, string, and other components. With this kit, kids will be able to build 10 amazing moving machines.

Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit

This amazing sound exploration kit includes DIY projects where kids can understand the nature of sound and build their own instruments. Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit is a lovely science gift for kids who like music, especially. It features a keyboard with an optical theremin and includes echo effects, color changing light, voice recorder, and changer.

Laser Maze Logic Game and STEM Toy

This logic game is super easy to learn and poses many challenges for kids. The ThinkFun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls is a laser maze, that builds reasoning and planning skills with its multilevel challenges, and provides a stealth learning experience for young players. It makes a fantastic science gift for kids who love lasers and problem-solving games.

GoldieBlox and The Spinning Machine

The lovely science gift for kids introduces the real-life STEM concept of a belt drive. GoldieBlox and The Spinning Machine features GoldieBloc, the world's first girl engineer character. It makes a fantastic gift for kids, who will learn some engineering concepts and principles through screen-free play. This award-winning toy features 34 pieces, including a 49-page storybook, 5 animal figurines, and 9 additional build ideas.

Nancy B's Science Club AquaScope Journal

With the Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club AquaScope and Activity Journal, kids can explore the wonders of life underwater without getting wet. This excellent science gift for kids will get them to head to the shore and explore with a telescoping underwater viewer with 5x magnification featuring built-in LED lights, a ruler, and a thermometer.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Kit with Remote Control

One of the best available stem gifts for kids, the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids, allows them to build and code a fully-functional robot that walks, talks, and even plays games and completes tasks. This STEM toy gets everyone to build a robot and learn about engineering.

AppScope Quick Attach Microscope

Kids who love science and understanding of how the world works will treasure the AppScope Quick Attach Microscope. This adorable science gift for kids features a microscope that attaches to any smart phone or tablet. When attached, it has the ability to magnify items up to 30x their regular size so that kids can take pictures from their phones!

Celestron 21087 PowerSeeker 80AZS Telescope

There are many kids out there that dream of having a telescope. Tthe Celestron 21087 PowerSeeker 80AZS Telescope makes a fantastic 13th birthday gift for some out of this world fun! It is effortless to set up, and newbies won't have any problems with that. The sharp views of this telescope will be appreciated for years to come - it can be used for terrestrial view, as well as astronomic.

littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

The littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit is fantastic for teaching kids to code and to control electronics with coding. This award-winning toy makes an excellent 13th birthday gift for a curious kid. It features more than 22 missions in the app, and players can teach their Droid some new skills too. The complete kit includes the droid parts, all electronic blocks, 9V battery, and app.

How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding

If a kid needs to be introduced to coding, the How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding is a fabulous 12th birthday gift idea. This hardcover book teaches them all the basic concepts, like variables, loops, and selection. Kids who read it can learn to develop their own website, use Logo, build games in Scratch, experiment with HTML, program projects in Python, and much more!

Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM Kit

This bio-energy pet is a blast of fun and learning! The Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM Kit allows kids to light up an LED and power a clock, using nothing but mud. This excellent 12th birthday gift idea engages children to build their own living fuel cell by feeding the microbes on the soil. MudWatt also allows them to track the growth of their microbe population, and unlock chapters of a comic book included on the free MudWatt Explorer App.

ThinkFun Word A Round Game

It’s easy to develop critical skills, build vocabulary, and improve concentration with the ThinkFun Word A Round Game. This excellent 12th birthday gift idea is an award-winning card game that features 100 high-quality word-a-round cards with a total of 300 words. The instruction manual is clear and easy to follow, and kids can start playing right out of the box.

DNA Replication and Transcription Set

The K’NEX Education – DNA Replication and Transcription Set is a fabulous way that kids can learn about the different molecules and bonds that form DNA and RNA. This fantastic 11th birthday gift idea features 500 sturdy plastic pieces, a turn-key Teacher’s Guide, and a handy red storage tray. This hands-on, screen-free activity can be played by two or three children at the same time.

Marvin's Magic Quirkology - Mind Games

Marvin's Magic Quirkology - Mind Games is a fantastic collection of interactive science stunts and illusions that will mess with a kid's mind - in a fun way, of course! This is an excellent 11th birthday gift for any kid who loves some brain-teasing fun. It features many possible tricks, like the hypnotizing spinning disk, picture cards, a vanishing elephant trick, and mind-reading tricks.

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope

This award-winning microscope is the ultimate 11th birthday gift for the budding scientist. The My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope allows kids to look at 3D objects like rocks and leaves, as well as to view microscope slides. This kit comes with everything needed for some fun when the box is opened. It includes many accessories likes 5 plain slides, 4 prepared slides, 1 concavity slide, cover glass, plastic dropper, lens paper, slide labels, forceps, and many more accessories.

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Globe

The Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Globe is a fabulous 11th birthday gift for any young geography lover! This talking globe is interactive, and kids can choose where they want to go by using a smart stylus pen with a built-in speaker. The fascinating world of geography, nature, and animals is at the fingertips with this fantastic learning toy for curious little folks.

4M Tin Can Robot

A fabulous 11th birthday gift for aristicl kids, the 4M Tin Can Robot teaches how to repurpose a used can into a fun and functional robot. The kit contains all the necessary parts to create a silly robot, a motorized monster, or both. All you need is an empty soda can, and kids will learn the value of recycling through fun.

The Boys' Book of Survival

The "Boys' Book of Survival: How to Survive Anything, Anywhere" (Best at Everything) is a hardcover handbook that makes a fantastic 11th birthday gift for an adventurous child that might want to know how to survive a man-eating tiger, being stuck in quicksand, a shopping trip with their mom, a school dance, and more!

Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game

Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game is a game creation platform that helps children to build their own game from scratch. This hands-on fun is an excellent 10th birthday gift - the mix of physical and digital tools will be familiar to any child who lives in the digital era. The Bloxels Builder app is available for free download on compatible devices. The kit features materials that will enable builders to create characters, game art, and game rooms.

Snap Circuits

A hands-on introduction to working circuits and electronics, Snap Circuits is an award-winning game that makes for a fantastic 10th birthday gift. Snap Circuits features 175 possible projects, with over 55 color-coded circuit components. It can be plugged in the kid’s or their parent’s iPhone, Android phone, or MP3 player.

Little Feminist Board Book Set

The Little Feminist Board Book Set is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made a historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to significant women in history with images that are fun for youngsters and also realistic. The Board Book Set includes 4 mini board books: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, and Activists.

Blockchain for Babies (Baby University)

Full of scientific information from notable experts, this is a fantastic book to teach children complex science concepts in a simple, engaging way. Blockchain for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the technology behind Bitcoin for cryptographers of all ages. It makes a fantastic educational gift for a toddler on their birthday, after all, it's never too early to become a scientist.

Baby 101: Architecture for Babies

It's never too early to get an A+ in architecture! Here's a fun new board book series that introduces a wide array of nonfiction subjects to babies and toddlers. Welcome to Baby 101, where big subjects are tailored for little babies. Featuring simple words and bright and engaging illustrations, this introduction to architecture includes information about how buildings are made, featuring famous sites like the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, and the pyramids. So don't be late, because this is one class that babies won't want to miss. Look for the surprise lift-the-flap ending!

Organic Chemistry for Babies Board book

Written by an expert, Organic Chemistry for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the structure of organic, carbon-containing compounds and materials. Babies (and grownups!) be one step ahead of pre-med students. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

Astrophysics for Babies Board book

Written by an expert, Astrophysics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the study of how physics and chemistry affect heavenly bodies in space. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about our universe. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become an astrophysicist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

ABCs of Mathematics (Baby University) Board book

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest mathematicians! A is for Addition B is for Base C is for Chord From addition to zero, The ABCs of Mathematics is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new math concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this mathematical primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little mathematician.

Evolution for Babies (Baby University) Board book

Written by an expert, Evolution for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to evolutionary biology. Babies (and grownups!) will learn how organisms mutate, evolve, and survive. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a scientist!

8 Little Planets Board book

A delightfully fun, fact-filled planetary tale from the creator of the Baby University series! Travel around the solar system and celebrate what makes each planet unique! From Neptune to Mercury and all the planets in between, each one is different and each one is happy to be what they are. Old slow Neptune looks a bit behind. Orbiting the Sun takes an awful long time. But the 8th little planet doesn't need to worry. It spins on its axis in a really big hurry

Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody

The Perfect Gift for Young Scientists and Their Parents It's been a long day at the lab for this scientist. Now it's time to say good night! Goodnight laser... Goodnight notebook... Goodnight picture of Einstein with a stern look... Great science gift: This scientific parody book in the style of Goodnight Moon is a delight for little lab girls and guys. While poking fun at the clutter and chaos of lab life, scientists of all ages will appreciate ending their day with this sweet story.

Rocket Science for Babies Board book

Written by an expert, Rocket Science for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to aerospace engineering. Babies (and grownups!) will learn about the basics of how lift and thrust make things fly. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a rocket scientist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

ABCs of Science (Baby University) Board book

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest scientists! A is for Amoeba B is for Bond C is for Conductor From amoeba to zygote, The ABCs of Science is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new physics concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this science primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little scientist.

Nuclear Physics for Babies Board book

Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius! Written by an expert, Nuclear Physics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to what goes on in the center of atoms. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about the nucleus and the amazing process of nuclear decay. Co-written by Cara Florance, who has a PhD in Biochemistry and a BS in Chemistry with work experience in astrobiololgy and radiation decontamination. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a nuclear physicist!

ABCs of Space (Baby University) Board book

This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest astronomers! The ABCs of Space is a colorfully simple introduction for babies―and grownups―to a new astronomical concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this cosmic primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little astronomer.

General Relativity for Babies Board book

Written by an expert, General Relativity for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to Einstein's most famous theory. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about black holes, gravitational waves, and more. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a quantum physicist! Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

The Giving Tree Hardcover

Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's moving picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. This book brings a loving message and makes an excellent, thoughtful birthday gift, especially for kids 3+.

Wipe Clean: Early Learning Activity Book

Roger Priddy’s spiral bound Wipe Clean: Early Learning Activity Book offers essential spelling, math, and creative exercises in a workbook that reinforces understanding and encourages practice. With lots of early learning activities to do, children can learn new skills and practice writing, counting, telling the time, and drawing their favorite animals again and again with this fantastic wipe-clean book.

Little Feminist Playing Cards Game

Give a 5 year old this lovely playing cards deck. The Little Feminist Playing Cards Game makes a stunning birthday gift to introduce any boys or girls to important women in history with images that are fun for youngsters. This deck features colorful illustrated portraits by Lydia Ortiz of real women who have made a historical impact on the world. The words are by Emily Kleinman.

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book

Can a magnet ever be "turned off"? What're inside coins? These are some of the questions this book helps kids to answer. The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book is filled up with amazingly mind-blowing experiments that have been kid-tested. This book is an excellent 6th birthday gift to expand a child's scientific horizons from different knowledge areas: from chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, and technology —to outer space.

Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge

This STEM-themed activity set is a fantastic way you can help kids learn about concepts such as angles, trajectories, and many other physics fundamentals. The engaging Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge features challenges with multiple difficulty levels. It’s a fabulous 6th birthday gift option: the kid-powered catapult is so much fun.

Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse

We may be old enough to learn to code the hard way, but games like Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set are great for kids! This set turns coding into a hands-on experience, and kids can build essential skills while they learn it. This lovely choice for a sixth birthday gift includes 22 maze walls, 16 maze grids, 3 tunnels, 20 cards in total, and more!

Sick Science Fizz Pop Boom Science Kit

This science kit promotes critical thinking and open-ended learning, and the best thing is: it’s super cool! The Be Amazing! Toys Sick Science Fizz Pop Boom Science Kit is a great 7th birthday gift, and this is why: kids do science experiments. That means that they can learn real science while having a blast with their family or friends.

Mini ATM Electronic Coin Bank

Do you agree that children should learn the value of money early? Well, then the Electronic Piggy Banks Mini ATM Electronic Coin Bank must be one of the best options you have for a seventh birthday gift. Made from high-quality, premium ABS, this coin bank is safe, and can store 600 pieces of coins - or 100 pieces of paper money.

Ravensburger GraviTrax Marble Run

This original marble run toy made with high-quality material provides fun and learning! The Ravensburger GraviTrax Marble Run and STEM Toy features 122 pieces, and the interactive track system of the game allows kids to design their own race tracks. While doing that, they use concepts of gravity, kinetics, and magnetism to propel their ball to the finish. This fantastic toy makes an excellent, screen-free 8th birthday gift.

Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot

Botley, the Coding Robot is a kid’s best friend. This fantastic screen-free play can teach kids to code, which makes Botley a tremendous 8th birthday gift to develop STEM skills. It doesn’t require phones or tablets - Botley has the Smart logic function, which allows it to identify objects and dodge them. He can also follow black-line paths, looping commands, and take on obstacle courses. He even has hidden features to unlock.

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit

With the Snap Circuits Jr., children will play for hours, building working circuits with the game’s over 100 different projects. This fantastic game makes a thoughtful 8th birthday gift, it’s educational and develops strong STEM/STEAM abilities. The safe circuit technology allows kids to explore through different, exciting projects, gaining knowledge through fun!

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Volcano Science Kit

This complete science kit is one of the best hands-on experiments out there. The famous volcano from science fairs is lame compared to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Volcano Science Kit. It makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift for science lovers, that features literally everything kids need to create a majestic volcano and make it erupt! It teaches kids about geology, earth science, and chemistry, while having a lot of fun.

5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything!

The 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) by National Geographic Kids is a fantastic eighth birthday gift for curious children. With extremely organized two-page spreads, this is a fun-filled book that bursts with facts on topics kids love. Peanut butter and sharks are a few subjects that make this book appealing and exciting. Packed with tips about toys and games, 5,000 Awesome Facts is a must for any kid's bookshelf.

Why? Over 1,111 Answers to Everything

Children are curious enough to ask the 1,111 questions this book can answer. The "National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything" is an incredible 8th birthday gift option for those who seek reliable information or just want to learn some additional fun facts to share with their friends. This book is jam-packed with info like weird-but-true facts, top ten lists, cool activities, and explorer profiles.

Crazy Forts - 69 Pieces

Kids love to build forts - the Crazy Forts toy makes everything easier and funnier. This set features 69 pieces, which include 44 reinforced sticks and 25 geometrically precise balls made of solid plastic. The Crazy Forts set makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift for a child - it’s durable, portable, easy to build, and promotes collaborative play. More sets may be added for even more fun and bigger forts!

Kid Athletes: Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

Children should read biographies to get inspired by other people’s experiences in life. That’s why the “Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends” makes an excellent 8th birthday gift idea. Kids will find out that Danica Patrick, the race car champion, fended off bullies who told her “girls can’t drive,” that the baseball legend Babe was a troublemaker, and more. The stories are described along with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page.

Geo STEM 2-in-1 Solar Powered Robot Salt Water Car

This robot is powered by sun and salt water. The Solar Powered Robot Salt Water Car Kit makes a fantastic 9th birthday gift that is fun and also educational. This STEM toy goes for hands-on fun. Kids need to build their own Geo robot car by using the included detailed instructions and clearly labeled parts. This fantastic robot is fun and interactive, and after it's built, children can explore alternative green energies that make the robot move.

littleBits Education Code Kit

The littleBits Education Code Kit is a fantastic intro to coding that engages children through an activity they love: making and playing games. This excellent kit makes a great 9th birthday gift. Parents will find it easy to teach their kids, even with no experience. The kit works by combining electronic building blocks with a drag-and-drop Google Blockly programming. This means that it provides a good foundation of coding as a tool children can use to exercise creativity.

Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy Experiments

Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments is a fantastic ninth birthday gift for budding scientists. The mason jar is a heatproof, transparent, and durable science lab just waiting to be discovered. How cool is it to create small stalactites, tiny tornadoes, little clouds, and more? This experiments kit is a great way a kid can observe the demonstration of principles of chemistry, biology, botany, physics, and more.

ZooBooKoo Human Body Systems and Statistics Cube

Kids will love to learn about the human body with the The ZooBooKoo Human Body Systems and Statistics Cube. It makes a fabulous educational 9th birthday gift that covers all the major body systems in a way kids understand. The cube has a tactile format that is interesting for children, and tackles areas like the heart, waterworks, lungs, digestion, ears, eyes, bones, muscles, and more!

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

A must for Harry Potter lovers, the Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit is a fantastic DIY kit that shows kids ways to use a Bluetooth Coding Wand. By doing that, they can make magic, with a wave, a twirl, and a twist, and learn to code with 70+ step-by-step creative challenges. This fantastic 8th, 9th or 10th birthday gift allows kids to make feathers fly, fire flow, goblets multiply, pumpkins grow, and more!

Osmo Genius Kit for iPad

Do you know a kid that only uses their parents’ iPad to watch YouTube videos? Well, then you should give them the Osmo Genius Kit for iPad as their 9th birthday gift. This award-winning kit transforms an iPad into a hands-on learning tool that is also fun! It encourages visual thinking through the game Tangram, problem-solving with the game Newton, creative drawing skills with the game Masterpiece, and games featuring numbers and words.

Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules Paperback

A book from the bestselling author Gene Luen Yang, the paperback edition of “Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules” makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift. The sixth and final book of this super fun series is an excellent gift for any Yang fan. The book combines logic puzzles and basic coding instruction, and it also features an engaging, page-turning mystery plot!

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices Hardcover

Featuring 50 diverse creators who lend a voice to young activists, “We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices” makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift to raise awareness in a child. This book is filled with poems, personal essays, letters, art, and other works from many artists who talk about racism and prejudice. Examples of industry leaders featured are Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), and many more.

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies

"The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed" is a fabulous hardcover book about one of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly. A leading female entomologist, Maria Sibylla Merian was a woman who pursued her passion for insects as well as knowledge. This book makes one of the best 10th birthday gifts out there, that comes in the format of a richly illustrated nonfiction biography, that features full-color original paintings by Merian herself.

Bit Coding Robot

The pocket-sized Bit Coding robot is a child’s best friend. This toy teaches kids color coding through some screen-free fun. This robot is a fantastic 10th birthday gift idea, great for building early STEAM skills. It offers two ways to code, and the box includes a LED light, optical sensors, a tough Polycarbonate shell, and an online activity library.