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How Come?: Every Kid's Science Questions Explained

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Fact-filled, fun-filled, as interesting to parents as it is to kids, the How Come? series is the trusted source for lively, clear answers to kids’ science queries. Now the best questions and answers from all three books—How Come?; How Come? Planet Earth; and How Come? In the Neighborhood—have been revised, updated, freshly illustrated in full color, supplemented with twent ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 30th 2014 by Workman Publishing Company
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Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Although it's not likely to ever be my favorite children's science book, it's still really good and filled with lots of information. Easy to read and filled with illustrations, it's sure to answer those random science questions that kids are so good at asking. In general I found it to be a really fun read.
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Mar 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun book filled with all the questions (and answers) that kids ask about science. Didn't finish, but definitely a fun read for kids who love science - or frankly for anyone who is curious about the everyday mysteries of science.
What a great collection of scientific questions are answered in this book! The questions are divided into groups according to their theme, for example there are sections relating to light and sound, weather, outer space, living things, etc. The questions are answered using correct scientific terminology throughout, some of which would need explaining or further investigation by younger or less scientifically knowledgeable individuals. The book is targeted at older primary (elementary) school pup ...more
Elaine Aldred
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful book to read, even if you are well versed in science, because the concepts are expressed so well by the author. Unusually the illustrations are not diagrammatic, but in many cases Debra Soloman’s artwork uses its own special narrative to make the reader think more deeply about the content of the text and draw them into Kathy Wollard’s skilful explanations.
This combination makes How Come not only accessible to children in the later primary school (elementary school) grades, b
DelAnne Frazee
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Title: How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained
Author: Kathy Wollard
Illustrated By: Debra Solomon
Published: 12-30-2014
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 416
Genre: Children's Nonfiction
Sub Genre: Anatomy & Physiology; Earth Sciences; How Things Work
ISBN: 9780761179788
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley


Have you lived through the Why is the grass green? The Sky Blue? Why can't ostriches fly? How do rockets Work? and the million other question
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
How Come?

Every Kid's Science Questions Explained
Kathy Wollard

The book How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained features a selection of best questions and answers from all three previous books by Kathy Wollard: How Come?; How Come? Planet Earth; and How Come? In the Neighborhood plus some more; altogether more than 200 answers to science-related questions inquisitive children all over the world ask their parents and teachers.

The explanations were revised and updated, they are clear, eas
Dena (Batch of Books)
Over four hundred pages of scientific facts and informational tidbits are compiled into this fascinating book. It covers just about everything you could think of. Curious kids will love having their questions answered.

The book dedicates one "chapter" to each question, so you can easily fit one or two in before bed or at dinner time. The writing is engaging, and each question is answered within a couple of pages. There are full color illustrations on almost every page, along with cartoons and jok
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
A wonderful resource and treasure chest for curious inquirers of all ages, providing in over 400 pages answers to some of the most common science questions under the headings, Tricks of light and sound -- Unseen forces, invisible particles -- The great beyond -- Home planet -- How's the weather -- Animal (and plant) world -- All about me (and you). I enjoyed skipping around the book, looking up questions here and there, as for example one of my all-time favorites why the sky is blue. The answers ...more
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Jak to możliwe? to wydana w 1993 roku książka zawierająca odpowiedzi na 173 pytania nadesłane przez dzieci z różnych stron świata do redaktorów amerykańskiego dziennika “Newsday”. Przez ponad 20 lat książkę wydano w 11 krajach i kilkakrotnie wznawiano, aby odpowiedzi zawierały informacje zgodne z obecnym stanem wiedzy naukowców. Najnowsze wydanie Jak to możliwe? zawiera najobszerniejsze komentarze wybitnych specjalistów z wielu dziedzin, którzy na ponad 400 stronach wyczerpująco odpowiadają na n ...more
Ruth Ann
In kid friendly terms, questions are answered. Pleasing graphics, fast facts, informative cartoons and text boxes help break up the pages.

How do snowflakes form? (p. 193)

What makes dew appear on grass? (p. 178)

Why does poison ivy make us itch? (p. 232)

Why do the moon and sun change colors? (p. 108)

Why do the hearts of small animals beat faster than those of big animals? (p. 285)

Mary Prado
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained
Written by--Kathy Wollard
Illustrated by--Debra Solomon

Whoever said science is boring didn't meet Author, Kathy Wollard. She's helped make science fun and fascinating. She answers questions that I'm sure you have asked. Questions like---"Why is Mars red?,How do snowflakes form?,and What causes brain freeze when we eat ice cream?" This is a fun fact filled book with answers to some of life's unique questions. Best science book ever!!
Laurie James
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I chose to put this book on my science bookshelf because it may provide similar questions that students may have. This book is good for providing answers to questions that maybe I as a teacher would not be able to explain well.
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