Science Books For Kids - Best Of 2011 - Part 2
Janice Vancleave’s A+ Projects: Winning Experiments For Science Fair (School & Library Binding)

Janice Vancleave's A+ Projects In Astronomy: Winning Experiments For Science Fai
For: Grades 6-10 / Ages 10-15
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 5 stars (4 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 160 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

Whether your favorite middle or high-school student is interested in the demonstrating the greenhouse effect (with shoeboxes, soil, and plastic food wrap), sympathetic vibration (with a couple of soda bottles), or the breathing rate of goldfish, former science teacher Janice VanCleave provides helpful advice for designing experiments to impress judges at the science fair. In the first section, the author explains the importance of understanding the scientific method, selecting a topic, identifying its category, research, overview, experimental data, project summaries, the display, and presentation and evaluation. The second part of the book offers project ideas for 35 science fair topics within the categories of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics (more…)

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The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6 (Paperback)

The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6
For: Grades 5-6 / Ages 10-12
Subject: Activity book / plants, animals, Earth, environment, air, water, sound, biology, etc
Rating: 4.5 stars (17 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 352 pages
By: School Specialty Publishing

The Complete Book of Science for grades 5 to 6 teaches children important science skills! Children complete a variety of exercises that help them develop a number of skills in this 352 page workbook. Including a complete answer key this workbook features a user-friendly format perfect for browsing, research, and review. Over 4 million in print! The best-selling Complete Book series (more…)

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The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown Ups (Hardcover)

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown Ups
For: Grades 4-10 / Ages 9-15
Subject: Nature
Rating: 5 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $15.95
Page: 96 pages
By: Gina Ingoglia

The birds, the bees, the flowers and the…TREES! How do trees grow? Why do leaves change? What kind of tree is that? The acclaimed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s newest guide answers all kids’ (and their parents’) tree-related questions in an easy-to-understand way. It features 33 different trees that grow in North America, from rural Georgia to the streets of New York City to the California suburbs. Each profile includes a beautiful botanical watercolor illustration by author Gina (more…)

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Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story (Sharing Nature With Children Book) (Hardcover)

Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story (Sharing Nature With Children Book)
For: Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 4.5 stars (22 reviews)
Price: $19.95
Page: 48 pages
By: Jennifer Morgan (Author) & Dana Lynne Andersen (Illustrator)

Review
“When returning from the Moon, I experienced directly and emotionally the personal connection to the Universe described by Jennifer Morgan.” — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, author

In this first of a trilogy, the Universe tells its own life story of chaos and creativity, science and struggle. Time after time the Universe nearly perishes, then bravely triumphs and turns itself into new and even more spectacular forms. Eventually it turns stardust into you. This s (more…)

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Math To Know: A Mathematics Handbook


For: Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8
Subject: Math
Rating: 4.5 stars (6 reviews)
Price: $26.60
Page: 483 pages
By: Mary C. Cavanagh

This book is one that every elementary school teacher, parent or grand parent should have on their book shelf.  When you seem to can’t explain a math concept to a child, you can simply rely on Math to Know to help you, which will do a super job and will put those concepts in terms easy to understand. A wonderful reference tool for all adults who have to deal with children every day. teachers. The entire series is a must for all teachers of Math. more…

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Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books) (Paperback)

Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books)
For: Kindergarten – Grade 3 / Ages 4-8
Subject: Space
Rating: 4.5 stars (12 reviews)
Price: $6.99
Page: 32 pages
By: Joan Sweeney

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-The creators of Me on the Map (Crown, 1996) trump Robin Hirst’s My Place in Space (Orchard, 1990) by adding a tour of the solar system to their young narrator’s cheery recitation of her place in the universe. Donning an imaginary space suit and dashing off childlike crayon drawings as she goes, the russet-haired tour guide takes viewers past the Moon, Sun, and each planet, then out to the Milky Way and beyond. At each stop, she furnishes (more…)

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Universe (Hardcover)

Universe
For: Grade 8 and over / Age 13 and older
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 5 stars (54 reviews)
Price: N/A
Page: 512 pages
By: Martin Rees (editor)

From Booklist
*Starred Review* Notable for its outstanding color illustrations, this work was written by a team of astronomers and science writers in language accessible to high-school students and the general reader. The topically arranged entries range in length from a short paragraph to several pages. This book should be of interest to anyone who appreciates the wonders of the universe and would enjoy a beautifully illustrated guided tour by experts.The volume is divided into th (more…)

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The Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book: Fun Projects for Kids to Learn About the Wonders of Wildlife and Nature

The Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book: Fun Projects for Kids to Learn About the Wonders of Wildlife and Nature
For: Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Nature and Animals / Activity book
Rating: 5 stars (2 reviews)
Price: N/A
Page: 64 pages
By: Robin Michal Krootz

From an apartment-rail hummingbird feeder to a backyard bat house. . .from a butterfly-friendly window box to a nest full of baby swallows. . .here are simple instructions for creating inviting, easy-to-make feeders and havitats that will attract insects, birds, squirrels, bats, frogs, and other small creatures. Many of the projects use recycled materials. These enjoyable science-based activities are accompanied by attractive illustrations and amazing anecdotes, facts, and insights (more…)

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Janice VanCleave’s Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work

Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work (Science for Every Kid Series)
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-13
Subject: Biology / Activity book
Rating: 4.5 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 240 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

What’s the effect of osmosis on a raisin? How is water transported through plant stems? What’s the best way to grow penicillin? How are butterflies different from moths? Now you can discover answers to these and other fascinating questions about biologythe study of living organisms. In Biology for Every Kid, you’ll learn how to talk with fireflies, watch bacteria wage war in a glass of milk, discover how to tell the temperature by counting cricket chirps, and fi (more…)

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The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive (Paperback)

The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive
For: Preschool-Grade 3 / Ages 4-8
Subject: Animals
Rating: 4.5 stars (5 reviews)
Price: $6.99
Page: 48 pages
By: Joanna Cole (Author), Bruce Degen (Illustrator), Bruce Degan (Illustrator)

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4. Nobody can organize a field trip like the indomitable Ms. Frizzle! This time out she introduces her class to the insect kingdom via an excursion through a honeybee hive. Garbed in bee costumes complete with antennae, and sprayed with the proper pheromones, the students are accepted by the workers and allowed to perform such chores as foraging for nectar and pollen, building honeycombs, making honey, and feeding larvae. They also have the opportu (more…)

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Basher Science: Periodic Table (Paperback)

Basher Science: Periodic Table
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Chemistry
Rating: 5 stars (18 reviews)
Price: $8.99
Page: 128 pages
By: Adrian Dingle & Simon Basher

From Booklist
The scope and qualities of this unique book are summed up better in its subtitle than in its title. While Dingle does little to explain the periodic table, he shows all the elements of the periodic table on a chart with very original graphics and spotlights 64 of the elements for closer examination on single pages or double-page spreads. Placed against a list including an element’s symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, color, standard state, and classification, the (more…)

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Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Science Terms, Concepts, and Strategies (Paperback)

Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Science Terms, Concepts, and Strategies
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Dictionnary
Rating: 5 stars (2 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Laurie Westphal

Packed with more than 350 illustrated science definitions that every child must know…this is the ultimate science homework helper! Science Dictionary for Kids provides hundreds of science terms with kid-friendly definitions and illustrations, perfect for any teacher of science or parent helping a child with science homework. From the basic science equipment, to the physical sciences, to Earth science, kids can flip to one of eight science categories to find the definitions they need (more…)

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The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! (Everything Kids Series)
For: Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Activity book / biology, chemistry, physics, space
Rating: 4.5 stars (28 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Tom Robinson

Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! Science has never been so easy – or so much fun! With The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teach Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons – from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space. You’ll discover answers to questions like: Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into (…Find more similar books…)

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I Love Animals Sticker Book (Paperback)

I Love Animals Sticker Book
For: age 3 and up (small pieces, need parents supervision for children under age of 3)
Subject: Animals
Rating: 4 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $3.95
Page: 20 pages
By: Roger Priddy

Ideal for children aged 3 and up Fun rhymes to read and listen to More than 30 stickers. You child will love that book! Children will bring this book with them at all time. A great book to keep your child entertain in the car and while waiting for you appointment at the dentist or doctor’s clinic. A great book your child will never get tired of, and a fantastic way to learn all sorts of of animal names.

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My Big Animal Book (My Big Board Books) (Board book)

My Big Animal Book (My Big Board Books)
For: Babies and toddlers / Ages 0-4
Subject: Animals
Rating: 5 stars (56 reviews)
Price: $5.95
Page: 12 pages
By: Roger Priddy

This book is ideal for babies and toddlers. It contains an amazing collection of pictures. The images are in large format to bring more life to them. You and your kid will love this book, that will helps him or her build their vocabulary. (…Find similar books…)

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