Activities & Books For Kids


There are many good children's books and other materials about Darwin's life and evolution. Below is a non-exhaustive list.

The Amazing Voyage of Charles Darwin
by Anna Nilsen, Little Hare: 2003

The Beagle with Charles Darwin
by Fiona MacDonald & Mark Bergin,
Book House: 2005

Darwin and Evolution for Kids: With 21 Activities: His Life and Ideas
by Kristan Lawson,
Chicago Review Press: 2003

The Evolution Revolution
by Robert Winston, Dorling Kindersley: 2009

Evolve or Die (Horrible Science)
by Phil Gates & Tony De Saulles, Scholastic: 2008

From Lava to Life
by Jennifer Morgan & Dana Lynne Anderson, Dawn Publications: 2003

Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story
by Jennifer Morgan, Dana Lynne Andersen & Jane Goodall,Dawn Publications: 2003

One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin
by Kathryn Lasky & Matthew Trueman,Candlewick: 2009

Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story
by Lisa Westberg Peters & Lauren Stringer, Harcourt Children's Books: 2003

Spilling the Beans on Charles Darwin
by Dennis Hamley, Paula Borton & Mike Mosedale, Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd: 2000

The Tree of Life: The Wonders of Evolution
by Ellen Jackson & Judeanne Winter, Prometheus Books: 2004

We're Sailing to Galapagos: A Week in the Pacific
by Laurie Krebs & Grazia Restelli, Barefoot Books Ltd: 2007

What Mr Darwin Saw
by Mick Manning & Brita Granström, Frances Lincoln Children's Books: 2009

Who Was Charles Darwin?
by Deborah Hopkinson & Nancy Harrison, Grosset & Dunlap:2005


Growing Up in the Universe
by Richard Dawkins, RDF: 2007


Please see the activities page in the Teachers section. Make sure you get your parents or teachers to help you with these!

Written by Stephen Montgomery