Book Reviews

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)
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(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)
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 Blastoff: Astrotwins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
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 Antimatter Motor: Frank Einstein, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
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)
The Magic School Bus Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Smart science-based series mixes facts and fun.
By Joanna Cole
(1986)
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
Seymour Simon Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fancy photography, but made for big science fans.
By Seymour Simon
(2007)
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)
The Frog Scientist Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating look at a scientist and his work.
By Pamela S. Turner
(2009)
Tales from Outer Suburbia Book Poster Image
age 10+
15 surrealist tales by a master illustrator.
By Shaun Tan
(2009)
What They Found: Love on 145th Street Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2007)
Living Color Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Encyclopedic view of colorful, intriguing animals.
By Steve Jenkins
(2007)
Red Spikes Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming Book Poster Image
age 13+
Green teens may want fewer facts, more activism ideas.
By Al Gore
(2007)
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)

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