Book Reviews

Splish! Splosh! Why Do We Wash?: Experiments in the Bathroom Book Poster Image
age 4+
Curious kids find answers in fun science book.
By Janice Lobb
(2000)
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bright artwork captures many dinosaur particulars.
By Carol Diggory Shields
(2000)
Our Earth Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Caves, volcanoes, and other Earth delights.
By Anne Rockwell
(1998)
Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gorgeous artwork and a message that sparkles with hope.
By Roseanne Thong
(2008)
The Sun Book Poster Image
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age 6+
A visually stunning introduction to the sun.
By Seymour Simon
(1986)
A Drop of Water Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Photos capture water's beauty and complexity.
By Walter Wick
(1996)
Seymour Simon Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fancy photography, but made for big science fans.
By Seymour Simon
(2007)
Living Color Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Encyclopedic view of colorful, intriguing animals.
By Steve Jenkins
(2007)
Encyclopedia Prehistorica : Dinosaurs Book Poster Image
age 7+
Dinosaur pop-up essential for young dino lovers.
By Matthew Reinhart
(2006)
The Magic School Bus Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Smart science-based series mixes facts and fun.
By Joanna Cole
(1986)
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Frank Einstein, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger: Frank Einstein, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of solid science in fun, goofy sequel about energy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo: Frank Einstein, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge Book Poster Image
age 8+
A hefty science lesson mixed with tips on taking action.
By Joanna Cole
(2010)
Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage: A Mystery with Hoverbots, Bristlebots, and Other Robots You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
Astrotwins — Project Blastoff: Astrotwins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular: A Mystery with Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself!: Nick and Tesla, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
Astrotwins -- Project Rescue: Astrotwins, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Real science, wild plot likely to thrill avid space buffs.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2016)
Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? The Dangers of Global Warming Book Poster Image
age 9+
Dreary planet outlook challenges tweens to act.
By Anne Rockwell
(2006)
Children Just Like Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.
By Anabel Kindersley
(1995)

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