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Cover: The Real Science of Mind Control

The Real Science of Mind Control

“[A] helpful tool for teachers leading discussion about brain function.” –Children’s Literature View →

 

Ava, a Sephardic Jewish girl, and Nadeem, her Muslim cousin, are best friends. After Ava and Nadeem are bullied at school, a mysterious button helps them travel back in time to medieval Morocco where they learn more about their roots and begin to take pride in their unique identities;… View →

 
Cover: Eek, You Reek!: Poems about Animals That Stink, Stank, Stunk

Eek, You Reek!: Poems about Animals That Stink, Stank, Stunk

“Both educational and hilarious, this fun book of poetry written by Yolen and Stemple will not only please language arts teachers but will appease science teachers.”—School Library Journal View →

 

“When extraterrestrials impound a spaceship full of students and teachers 400 light-years from Earth, it’s up to Jack and his buddies to get them all back home. Life on Public School Ship 118 has been hard for Jack ever since his science-teacher father was fired and kicked… View →

 
Cover: The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery

The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery

“Students who are fascinated by bats will definitely be drawn to this high-interest book….[A] must-have for any school library…brimming with useful information that science teachers will be able to utilize…..Highly Recommended.”―starred, Library Media… View →

 
Cover: The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery

“[The title] stands as fine example of science writing for newbie science readers—and teachers extending their use of trade books under Common Core.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books View →

 
Cover: Sparrow, Eagle, Penguin, and Seagull: What Is a Bird?

Sparrow, Eagle, Penguin, and Seagull: What Is a Bird?

“Youngsters are sure to enjoy the book and so will their parents, older siblings and teachers….This book should be on the shelves of any library frequented by young readers.” —Science Books & Films View →

 
Cover: Fall Apples: Crisp and Juicy

Fall Apples: Crisp and Juicy

“Teachers looking for science or season materials will find this series very useful for their classrooms.” —Library Media Connection View →

 
Cover: Power Up to Fight Pollution

Power Up to Fight Pollution

“The books lend themselves to helping young children conceptualize ideas about the environment, as well as learn about the structure of an informational text. Teachers can share the books aloud with young children, or independent readers could read the books using the chapter by… View →

 
Cover: Jumping Jenny

Jumping Jenny

“Jenny loves to jump. She is constantly jumping over cracks in the sidewalk and over fences with and without her pogo stick. Her jumping gets her in trouble in school, where she knocks over a box of caterpillars in the science room and bumps into the hot lunch cart in the… View →

 
Cover: Investigating Electricity

Investigating Electricity

“This series would be a great addition to any classroom science library or teacher resource room.” —NSTA View →

 
Cover: Investigating Light

Investigating Light

“This series would be a great addition to any classroom science library or teacher resource room.” —NSTA View →

 
Cover: Investigating Magnetism

Investigating Magnetism

“This series would be a great addition to any classroom science library or teacher resource room.” —NSTA View →

 
Cover: Investigating Sound

Investigating Sound

“The series would be a beneficial addition to any classroom science library or teacher resource room.” —NSTA View →

 
Cover: Ticks: Dangerous Hitchhikers

Ticks: Dangerous Hitchhikers

“Markle, an award-winning science writer, is also a former elementary teacher, and in this title in the Arachnid World series, she clearly draws on her past classroom experience in a clear, conversational text that will draw young people into the zoological facts with gripping,… View →

 

“This is therefore a teacher’s dream: a high-interest sports and school story with a multicultural cast that contains entertaining science lessons while providing an accessible introduction to symbolism in literature.” —The Bulletin of the Center for… View →

 
Cover: Objects in Motion: Principles of Classical Mechanics

Objects in Motion: Principles of Classical Mechanics

“I found the writing style enjoyable and appreciated the historical background. I recommend Objects in Motion for the middle and high school physical science classroom.” —The Science Teacher View →

 
Cover: Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright

Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright

“A colorful description of the ladybug’s life cycle, depicted in beautiful illustrations and expressed in poetic verse.” —The Science Teacher View →

 
Cover: Silkworms

Silkworms

“Teachers will find Silkworms a good science book to read to their classes in the lower grades or for assignment reading for fourth graders and older. The depth and breadth of coverage make this book interesting to a wide range of audiences and allow discussion on many levels so… View →

 

“Teachers will love the many ways in which this excellent book supports students’ development in both science and language arts.” —Science and Children View →

 
Cover: Fires

Fires

“First-hand accounts from firefighters and survivors bring the book to life.” —National Science Teachers Association View →

 

“A well written book like Clever Raccoons is a valuable resource that teachers can use to generate other additional activities.” —Science and Children View →

 
Cover: Dazzling Dragonflies: A Life Cycle Story

Dazzling Dragonflies: A Life Cycle Story

“This volume is a ‘must have’ for any elementary school teacher’s library, as it provides information on life cycles above the usual fare on frogs and butterflies.” —Science Books & Films View →

 
Cover: Dandelions: Stars in the Grass

Dandelions: Stars in the Grass

“The dandelion’s life is succinctly described in a rhyming verse accompanied by illustrations that could, by themselves, relate the life story of this remarkably ordinary plant. Teachers of young children could discuss a number of topics presented in the book: the seasons,… View →