Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Science rocks! And so do these new STEAM books from Laurie Wallmark highlighting extraordinary women in STEM – one looking to the sky and the other facing opponents across a chess board. Laurie is also the author several other biographies, so she isn’t new to introducing readers to fascinating women who have made an impact in our world. website THE QUEEN OF CHESS includes back matter that discusses the mathematics of chess. website for more about her and her books.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Monday, August 21, 2023
Our vital resource is in serious trouble. There is often too much water or too little. Or it is unsafe for our use. I wrote WHEN THE WORLD RUNS DRY to inform and empower my readers to understand and act. Margarita Engle, in both English and Spanish.
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Science rocks! And so does this latest STEAM book from Darcy Pattison highlighting how one woman invented aquariums to observe marine life. Darcy is also the author of several other STEM picture books that belong in every classroom library. AQUARIUMS is illustrated by Peter Willis. latest picture book, AQUARIUM: HOW JEANNETTE POWER INVENTED AQUARIUMS TO OBSERVE MARINE LIFE. Moments in Science series which is about a moment when science changed in some way. The series is always tied to the NSTA/NextGen science standards, and I try to find a fun story about an interesting scientist. In this case, when Jeannette Power invented the aquarium, it transformed marine biology. Before the aquarium, scientists could only study dead specimen. After the aquarium, they could observe live creatures across their whole life cycle. One simple invention—the aquarium—changed the world.
Monday, August 7, 2023
Science rocks! And so does this new book from Carrie Pearson highlighting Dr. Virginia Apgar and her lifesaving test for newborn babies. Carrie is also the author of REAL PRINCESSES CHANGE THE WORLD, so she isn’t new to writing wonderful biographies. Nancy Carpenter’s amazing illustrations, brings Dr. Apgar to life on the page. website.
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