Nerdy Kid’s Reading List

We know that there are different types of nerds —computer nerds, history nerds, science nerds, space nerds, sci-fi nerds, math nerds, or book nerds. And while talking about Nerds who can forget Hermione Granger, a nerd we all love.

Learning fun facts, discovering the world, playing with words and numbers or exploring science…if these are what your children like better than immersing self in a world of fiction then the following list of books are apt for them. They not only enhance knowledge but do it in a fun, non-preachy and imaginative manner.

So who said learning cannot be fun?


  • Kingfisher Discover Science Series
  • Magic School Bus Series
  • Horrible Science Series
  • Ken Books Science Series
  • Science Museum Series – Human Body Factory
  • Brainwave Magazine from ACK (digital editions available)
  • So You Want to Know about the Environment by Bijal Vachharajani
  • Does Farting Make You Faster, Why is Snot Green by Glenn Murphy
  • Don’t Flush- Lifting the lid on the Science of Poo and Wee by Mary and Richard Platt
  • Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be by Charlotte-Foltz-Jones


  • Horrible History Series
  • Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders – Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, British
  • The Gory Story of Genghis Khan by Nayanika Mahtani
  • India at 70 by Roshen Dalal
  • The Puffin History of India by Roshen Dalal
  • The Puffin History of the World by Roshen Dalal

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Nerdy Children's Book list


  • Lifecycle Series from Kingfisher
  • The Incredible History of India’s Geography by Sanjeev Sanyal


  • Mathematwist  by TV Padma
  • Mathematics Fun Facts and Fiction by Riti Prasad
  • Puzzles to Puzzle You by Shakuntala Devi
  • How to be A Mathematician by Aditi and Sudhir Dinghal


  • So You want to Know about Economics by Roopa Pai

Riti Prasad is the author of Double Trouble, Double Fun!: A Supermom’s Guide to Raising Twins, Wicked Temptations and Mathematics Fun, Fact and Fiction. She works in the Fragrance Industry as Creation Head.

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