science

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Author: Jennifer Berne

This book conveys how the imagination and creativity of Einstein must have FELT! It is a great jumping off point for learning more about Einstein!

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Author: Frances Hamerstrom

Since children are often in bed when it is dark outside, a nighttime adventure to explore the natural world when the moon is full is a special treat. Enjoy 13 full moons over a year as Alan and Elva walk when the moon is full.

Spirals in nature

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Author: Joyce Sidman

Joyce Sidman explores spirals in nature, from animals to plants to weather to the galaxy, all accompanied with beautiful scratchboard illustrations by Beth Krommes. Simple language is used to explain the occurrences of coiling, curling, and spiraling in nature , while examples are labeled in the illustration. Additional information after the body of the text provides details for curious children and adults.

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Author: Steve Jenkins

Did you know a tick can consume as much as one hundred times its own weight in blood? We would have to drink an average of 6,000 milkshakes to equal the equivalent. Before an Ostrich can eat (just plants) it has to swallow rocks so the rocks can grind up all the plant matter once it gets in the stomach. This is because Ostriches have no teeth. These interesting facts about how animals eat are just a couple of the many examples in the book Time to Eat by Steve Jenkins. Jenkins is an amazing science writer and any book he authors is sure to be a winner. This one does not disappoint.  Geared toward early and middle grade readers, the book has simple iillustrations and text which make it a fast and easy to understand reading experience. But make no mistake, the facts contained within will stay with young readers for a long time. A two page spread in the back of the book gives more information on each of the animals included in this book. I highly recommend this book for young readers interested in science and animals.

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Author: Wendy Macdonald

An everyday act for Massimo, dropping lunch from a bridge to his uncle in a boat, captures Galileo's attention in this picture book. Do the heavy cheese and lighter bread fall at the same rate? What can observation tell us about the physical world?

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Author: Darlyne A. Murawski

There's a lot to discover about butterflies! Darlyne Murawski, butterfly scientist, describes her research, the life cycle of butterflies, migration, and how you can attract butterflies to your home. Curious about butterflies? This book is for you!

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Title: Genetics
Author: Kathleen Simpson

Do you need to write a science report or are you just curious about genetics? This book provides an overview of genetics including the study of Egyptian mummies, genetically modified plants, genes and long life, protecting wildlife through genetics, and more. Photographs, diagrams, and maps bring life to the information.

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Title: Bones
Author: Steve Jenkins

You have a backbone, which makes you a vertebrate! Information about animals with bony skeletons (including you) along with scale illustrations of bones and skeletons is found in this fantastic book. This book can be read from start to end or browsed, so jump in and learn about bones!

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Author: Charles Piddock

Curious about what causes diseases? Infections? "Outbreak" provides a well documented study of bacteria, viruses, and human infections. If you're a science geek like me, this book will interest you!

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Author: Cathryn Sill

This picture book features wetland habitats in detailed watercolor illustrations with one or two sentence descriptions. Animals and plants featured in the illustration are listed on each page. Further information about each illustration are provided in the afterword. If I were to publish this book, I would include the afterword information along with the text in another font so that readers could chose the detail of information to read while keeping all of the text together. Companion books include About Habitats: Mountains and About Habitats: Deserts.