Budding Biologist is a science-based, beautifully illustrated book and video game series. We aim to teach children how to think like a scientist through inquiry-based tools that are fun and entertaining.

A biologist mom and an artist mom teamed up to create a series of books that use kids' innate fascination with nature to teach them
about the world around them!

Opening Young Minds to Science!

Budding Biologist received a Phase I Small Business and Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to create a series of biology related video games for elementary schoolers.

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Budding Biologist creates fun, engaging, and scientifically accurate materials for young children. The company was founded in 2012 by biologist Dr. Kristine Callis-Duehl and artist Katy Castronovo in response to their realization that many children’s books contain scientific inaccuracies. Our first book, Am I an Insect? was quickly followed by Where Do I Live? All Budding Biologist products are tested by teachers and parents before their release. Budding Biologist realizes that in order to engage young children in science, we need to use technology tools – which already retain children’s interest. Budding Biologist received a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant to create a series of video games that engage elementary school students in inquiry-based learning

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