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by | Jan 17, 2024

Book of the Month: Science Words for Little People

Science Words for Little People

Written by Helen Mortimer and illustrated by Cristina Trapanese

Age 3+

Get ready to meet some science words you can use every day!

Created by the language experts at Oxford University Press, and informed by the Oxford Corpus of Children’s Language, these little books provide just the right words to explore science with even the littlest learners and to build their confidence with scientific vocabulary.

From the weather to space, discover and share all the words, facts, and meanings you need to talk about these fascinating topics together.


Win Big Words for Little people: Weather

To celebrate the publication of Weather, the latest Science Words for Little People book, we’re giving away all four books in the series to one lucky winner!

For your chance to win the books, head to the Oxford Owl Facebook page and comment on the competition post with your favourite weather emoji.

Enter on Facebook now >

UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 28th January 2024.

Terms and Conditions apply (PDF).


About the book

Science Words for Little People: Weather

Little ones will love following an exciting adventure walk to explore weather, from the blustering wind to a glorious rainbow! This entertaining book introduces children to words and phrases that help them explore science confidently.

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About the Author and Illustrator


Helen Mortimer has always loved words. After graduating, she placed her foot on the bottom rung of the publishing ladder and enjoyed every step of the climb until she had a fine view of the world of picture books!


Cristina Trapanese started studying illustration at the Italian School of Comix and later at the IDEA Academy in Rome. She loves painting and how it helps her learn how to manage colours, later discovering her passion for telling stories through images.