Science and the Skeptic: Discerning Fact from Fiction

Fake news, pseudoscience, and quackery have become scourges, spreading through society from social media all the way to Congress. The line between entertainment and reality, between fact and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1260
  • Dewey: 500
  • Copyright: 2022


“This is an extremely important book that all students, and a lot of adults, should read.” —School Library Connection View →


“Students will benefit from Zimmer’s knowledge on how to understand science and understand all the components in place once the public is part of the science conversation, which is extremely beneficial in our social media-driven world.” —Children’s Literature View →


“This slim but rich book on approaching science news with healthy skepticism would be an excellent and welcome addition to junior high or high school nonfiction collections.”—starred, School Library Journal View →


“[D]oes a thorough and extremely effective job of explaining the difference between scientific fact and fiction. . . . A very helpful guide for a very timely problem.”—starred, Booklist View →


“Timely, practical, and all too important.”—Kirkus Reviews View →