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153
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard
4.15
Excellent addition to the Scientists in the Field series. Includes examples of everyday people who participate in scientific data collection like tagg...more
Feb 07, 2013
Dec 21, 2011
 
142
The Mystery of Darwin's Frog
3.84
An interesting and accessible peek at one of the world's rarest frogs. Additional scientific information, glossary, and extensive source list in the b...more
Aug 2013
Jul 02, 2013
 
110
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
4.05
A morbid and fascinating look at the final days of 19 historical figures. If your students like random trivia and books that are a little gross, this...more
Dec 28, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
 
58
Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook
4.34
Popular children's book authors Mazer and Potter provide practical writing tips and an inside peek into writers' lives with this charming writers' gui...more
Apr 20, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
 
158
Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing
4.02
An outstanding biography of Randolph Caldecott, father of modern illustrated children's books. I particularly enjoyed looking at Caldecott's illustrat...more
Nov 30, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
53
Harris and Me
4.17
Perhaps I would have enjoyed this more if Paulsen had included follow up information about his relationship with Harris or the impact this summer had...more
Dec 19, 2009
Nov 08, 2009
 
99
The Story of Salt
3.71
I knew that salt was important and that words like "salary" came from salt, but now I have a logical way to explain to my students salt's importance t...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
120
The Amazing Harry Kellar: Great American Magician
3.88
An interesting account about the Golden Age of Magic between the Civil War and the Great Depression. While the text is a straightforward timeline of e...more
Jul 04, 2012
May 13, 2012
 
122
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole
3.88
I'm not always fair to children's nonfiction because it rarely captivates me the way fiction does, but this book is outstanding. I finally understand...more
Aug 05, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
136
The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
4.19
The fascinating story of the Mars Rovers including their design, construction, deployment, and discoveries. Another outstanding addition to the Scient...more
Jan 27, 2013
Apr 16, 2012
 
61
Punctuation: The Write Stuff (Basher)
3.90
This clever review of punctuation marks and rules lacks the zip of Basher's science books, but it would make a nice classroom or library resource. I a...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
 
69
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
4.16
The Scientists in the Field series consistently provides amazing books. In Kakapo Rescue, Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop reunite to document the rare Ka...more
Oct 30, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
 
132
The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth
3.84
The Orchid Thief for ten year olds! This is a beautifully-designed, well-researched, fascinating look at the history of plant hunting-- an adventurous...more
Dec 08, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
109
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery
4.16
The golden tree frog, symbol of Panama, may be extinct in the wild. Follow scientists as they investigate why the frogs are dying out and how they can...more
Apr 03, 2012
Dec 11, 2011
 
149
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy
4.07
Interesting presentation of key events during the American Revolution. I cringed at some of the lame jokes and silliness, but the history is presented...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jul 03, 2012
 
117
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech in Translation: What It Really Means
4.38
Designed to share a concise, kid-friendly interpretation of King's "I Have a Dream" speech alongside the original wording. Includes additional resourc...more
May 12, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
71
Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz
3.91
A marvelous biography of Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz. Layout recalls the color and whimsy of Schulz' strip. Readers gain a lot of information abou...more
Nov 27, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
 
49
A Library Story: Building a New Central Library
3.83
This book describes the planning and construction of Minneapolis' New Central Library. Good reference for kids who are interested in architecture or u...more
Jul 22, 2009
Dec 10, 2008
 
67
The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe
4.13
The amazing story of how scientists from all over the globe worked together to systematically study colony collapse to determine why the bee populatio...more
Aug 25, 2010
May 08, 2010
 
107
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
4.04
A beautifully illustrated history of the United States told through the stories of notable African Americans who influenced and shaped our country.
Oct 18, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
46
We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
4.29
Well-researched and beautifully illustrated, We Are the Ship offers an interesting overview of the history of the Negro Baseball League.

Jun 21, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
 
130
Twelve Kinds of Ice
4.02
I grew up in Texas, so the world of ice Obed describes sounds like a magical fairy land to me. This is a beautiful book about childhood happiness.
Nov 23, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
 
116
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
3.71
Reread. An excellent, comprehensive look at this various historical and scientific factors of sugar production including colonization and slavery.
Apr 09, 2012
Jul 08, 2010
 
139
Spiders
4.29
Nic Bishop's outstanding photographs and clear descriptions provide an entry point for young children who are interested in spiders.
Jul 18, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
 
128
The Giant and How He Humbugged America
3.55
A detailed account of the Cardiff Giant hoax. Provides an intriguing look into American journalism, circuses, and con men.
Sep 21, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
50
How to Write Your Life Story
3.97
Solid ideas for writing personal narratives, but I wonder if this is the sort of book that teachers like more than kids.
Oct 31, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
 
140
Nic Bishop Snakes
4.44
Nic Bishop does it again with stunning photographs and engaging text. I can wait to share this with my students.
Sep 22, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
108
In Search of Sasquatch
3.78
A comprehensive look at the history of the Sasquatch legend and the search to prove its existence.
Oct 25, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
154
Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad
4.06
Well-researched and the images are breathtaking. A beautiful, heartwrenching book.
Dec 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
135
Animals Nobody Loves
4.15
A great basic overview of 26 misunderstood animals like fire ants and sharks.
Jan 11, 2013
May 11, 2012
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