Science Literacy Week

September 17, 2019 — Events

This week is Science Literacy Week in Canada, “a nationwide celebration highlighting the excellence and diversity of science outreach events, resources and organizations from coast to coast.” SNOLAB will be at the Sudbury Farmer’s Market this Saturday with outreach activities, and we’ve also compiled a reading list of physics books for all ages to enjoy. 

Check out the list below for your next favourite science book!


Rosie Revere, Engineer* + Ada Twist, Scientist*
Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson 

Bang! The Universe Verse*
James Lu Dunbar 

Goodnight Lab
Chris Ferrie

Astrophysics for Babies
Chris Ferrie and Julia Kregenow

Older Than the Stars*
Karen Fox 

When Planet Earth was New
James Gladstone 

George’s Secret Key to the Universe*
Lucy and Stephen Hawking

You are Stardust*
Elin Kelsey 

The Way Things Work Now
David Macaulay 

Meet the Planets*
John McGranaghan

Born With a Bang
Jennifer Morgan

Thing Explainer*
Randall Munroe

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Burbage
Sydney Padua

Particle Physics Brick by Brick
Ben Still

Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe*
Megan Watzke and Kimberly Arcand


We Have No Idea*
Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

The Infinite Monkey Cage: How to Build a Universe
Brian Cox

Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by its Most Brilliant Teacher
Richard Feynman

The Elegant Universe
Brian Greene

Brief Answers to the Big Questions*
Stephen Hawking 

Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
Sabine Hossenfelder 

Neutrino Hunters*
Ray Jayawardhana 

The Dialogues: Conversations on the Nature of the Universe
Clifford Johnson 

To Light Such a Candle: Chapters in the History of Science and Technology
Keith Laidler 

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space*
Janna Levin 

How the Universe Got its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Place*
Janna Levin 

Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteris of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions
Lisa Randall 

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void*
Mary Roach 

Carl Sagan

Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
Lee Smolin 

Note: Titles marked with * are available through the Greater Sudbury Public Library