Melissa Stewart is a science queen and writes wonderful books about science topics. A Place for Fish tells how human activities threaten fish. It also tells what humans can do, or change, to create places for fish to thrive. Each double page also gives more information for readers who want more. This is a beautiful and well written book. Other books in the series include:
A Place for Butterflies
A Place for Birds
A Place for Frogs
Just a Second: A Different Way to Look at Time by Steve Jenkins
I have been a fan of Steve Jenkins' books for a long time. This book is one of his greatest. It has a simple concept: What can happen in a second? Well, a bat can make 200 high-pitched calls. A vulture in flight flaps its wings once. And what can happen in a minute? An hour? One day?... One year? Great stuff!
Ever wonder why soap makes bubbles? Why leopards have spots? Why deserts are sandy? This book answers these questions and 47 more.
This Book Requires Safety Goggles: A Collection of Bizarre Science Trivia by Kristi Lew (sorry, no link)
Find out if lightning can knock your socks off. Find out about a mountain that grows. Find out about a liquid metal. Find out what the Magnus Effect has to do with baseball. This book has lots of interesting stuff!
Somehow, this book’s author and illustrator manage to make the digestion process both easy to understand and funny. Sections include Chew on This, As the Stomach Churns, Give Me a Squeeze Please, and others. Quite fun!
Why do my fingers get so wrinkled in the tub? Why do my fingers stick to the frozen juice cans? Why can’t I see just after the lights go out? Why are peaches fuzzy? Why do horses sleep standing up? All good questions and there are 66 more!
Question Boy (dressed as a super hero) asks questions, LOTS of questions. Enough questions to make grown-ups back away or drive off quickly. So what happens when he meets Miss Know-It-All (who knows LOTS of stuff)? They clash, but then… This book made me laugh LOTS of times.
This is an amazing book! In just 25 picture book pages, it tells the life story of an island over a span of 6 million years. It starts as a volcano, it cools, animals find it and it becomes a complete civilization. The text and pictures are so clear, you feel as though you really understand the life of this island: birth, childhood, adulthood and old age. I look forward to reading this author’s other books, Redwoods and Coral Reefs.
Written for upper-elementary and middle school students, this book is stuffed with science projects about robots. It starts with some easier projects (such as taking apart motors) and works up to actually building a robot. Projects that would make good science fair projects are marked. This is part of the Cool Science Projects with Technology series. Other books:
Electric Motor Experiments
Radio-Controlled Car Experiments
Solar Cell and Renewable Energy Experiments
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