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Top 20 Books on Magnets and Magnetism for kids

Updated on December 9, 2014

Top Twenty Childrens Books on Magnets and Magnetism for Kids

A magnet is an object that produced a magnetic field. The magnetic field is an invisible force and as a young child I had an endless fascination with magnets. They drew me in to science in a way that few other objects could, after all - they seemed somehow magical back then as they mysteriously pulled some objects toward them and yet repelled others away. That feeling has never left me even today.

I have put together this lense on Top 20 Books on Magnets and Magnetism for kids, due to their coverage of this amazing subject and for the fun and excitement that they help raise in the young reader of any age.

May the force be with you.



Find Out About Magnets - for kids aged 7 and upwards

Magnets are always metal, but not all metals are magnetic.

When we think of a magnet, most of imagine a typical horseshoe magnet. The shape of which helps to draw the two poles close to each other, this helps to create a strong magnetic field which can then be used to pick up pieces of iron.

What Magnets Can Do - For Children aged 4 and upwards

What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science)
What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science)

A great way to introduce a young child to the world of magnets.

 

Ten Simple Magnet Tricks

This video has ten simple tricks using magnetism that kids will enjoy. So simple, yet intriguing enough to stir the curiosity in us all.

Magnets can be a variety of shapes and sizes. They can also have a range of strengths. But there are two places on a magnet where its strength is greatest and this is at its poles. Every magnet has two poles - a like pole and a unlike pole. Opposite poles will attract each other and like poles will repel each other.

A great tutorial video

What Makes a Magnet - for kids aged 5 and upwards

What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Will a magnet pick up a paper clip or a feather? The answer is, just the paper clip. Magnets only pick up things that contain bits of iron. In this new addition to the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, veteran author Franklyn Branley explains the properties and behavior of magnets.

 
Magnetic Field
Magnetic Field

Have you played with magnets as a child?

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Fun with Magnets - video

for kids aged 9 and upwards

The Science of Electricity & Magnetism: Projects and Experiments with Electricity and Magnets (Tabletop Scientist)
The Science of Electricity & Magnetism: Projects and Experiments with Electricity and Magnets (Tabletop Scientist)

This book is packed with stunning colour photographs and diagrams. Together with a detailed and expertly written text, it provides an accurate, comprehensive account of the topic of electricity and magnetism for key stage 3 students.

 

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit. - Your comments are always most welcome.

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      victoria castro 2 years ago

      I love your article and Me and my partner are doing it on magnets which is the strongest so i need your help Ben Reed please.

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      victoria castro 2 years ago

      where was this book was at i mean the place where was it made Ben Reed

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      I loved playing with magnets and I see my son enjoying the same thing now. Magnets are fascinating for young children, very nice lens!

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      ParentingAdviceGuru 3 years ago

      How young can a child starts reading books about magnets and magnetism? My son is starting to learn on how to read, I am sure he's going to love playing with magnets and clips.

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      Ben Reed 3 years ago

      @RoadMonkey: They do fascinate children of all ages.

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      I used to love playing with magnets - magic. Some great books there must get some for my grandchildren.

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      pjsart 3 years ago

      I love magnets and bought many from my grandchildren. I had no idea there were so many books about them.

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      ReviewsRS 3 years ago

      I used to love magnets as a kid. I still have the horseshoe magnet I was given aged 6, it still works and still has the same pins, paperclips and a broken watch buckle on it that have been there for forty years. How many other toys would last forty years?

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      These ideas are both educational and fun.

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      Ben Reed 3 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: They certainly do have attractive qualities.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I'm really attracted to magnets! ;o)

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @ValerieJoy: Thank you.

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      Valerie Smith 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I certainly did enjoy my visit. It was fun to watch the Doodle Chaos video. Congratulations on a great lens.

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      readty7 4 years ago

      I will show my son this lens, it is really fun

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @Elaine Chen: I'm with you on this - you can't replace the fun of actually handling science.

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      Elaine Chen 4 years ago

      I think I should let my son experience the fun of playing with magnets rather than playing iPad during free time

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @Raymond Eagar: A great practical use for a magnet.

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      Raymond Eagar 4 years ago

      I have a big magnet which I often use when I have dropped something small and cant see it.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @OhMe: Magnets hold such intrigue for kids.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have a very old childrens book on Magnets that might be 50 years old. My grandson is enjoying it now. Magnets are fascinating and children can learn much from playing with them.

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      I was explaining to my daughter recently (she's nine years old) how the Earth and Sun are like giant magnets.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: Thank you.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Such a neat lens1

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @smsr0100451: Thank you.

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      smsr0100451 4 years ago

      Amazing lens on magnets. First video is also too good.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @HardyGirl: Playing - sorry - experimenting with magnets is a cool way to pass an hour or two.

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      HardyGirl 4 years ago

      I guess I'm still fascinated by magnets - I want every one of these cool books and time to try every experiment! Thanks for a fun lens.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @sheilamarie78: Magnets work so well and so consistently - no matter what size we are...

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      sheilamarie78 4 years ago

      I find magnets fascinating, too. They're still fun to play with, even for us tall people.

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      ryokomayuka 4 years ago from USA

      Magnets are fun. I played with them when I was little.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you - very much appreciated.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Magnets are great ! Wonderful Lens - Best Wishes :)

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @JakeAnderson: Thank you.

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      JakeAnderson 4 years ago

      Very nice lens!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree - thank you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My love of magnets will never die!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @TACTCI LM: Thank you. Science can be such fun.

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      TACTCI LM 4 years ago

      Fun with science and magnets! Great lens, thanks for making this.

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      azamkhan760 4 years ago

      nice lens and video

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @MindPowerProofs1: Thank you for the visit.

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      MindPowerProofs1 4 years ago

      we love crafts and projects with kids. Thank you

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @BlogsWriter: Magnets hold such fascination for kids.

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      BlogsWriter 4 years ago

      As a kid, I was always curious about magnets, this will certainly suffice to provide answers to many questions that kids have.

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      My nine year old is fascinated with magnets

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @Doc_Holliday: We often had to make do with what we had at hand back then - just as much fun was had even so.

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      Doc_Holliday 4 years ago

      In my younger days, fun was had with a nail, a bit of wire and a torch battery.

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      Avi Wolfson 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I didn't know there were so many opportunities to learn about magnets, I was always fascinated by them as a child and still think they're pretty cool how they work.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago

      @Kumar P S: I am glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      PaulRyan 5 years ago

      Magnets are fun at all ages. :)