Book Review: Marie Curie by Julie Knutson

Tweet Marie Curie was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery, with her husband Pierre, of the elements polonium and radium. She worked during a time when it was difficult for female scientists to be … Continue reading

Book Review: The Universe by Matthew Brenden Wood

Tweet People have always looked into the night sky and wondered about what they were seeing. Over the centuries our understanding of what’s out there has changed as observers and scientists have gained greater ability to look further as well … Continue reading

Book Review: Insect Superpowers by Kate Messner

Tweet Insect Superpowers: 18 Real Bugs That Smash, Zap, Hypnotize, Sting, and Devour! by Kate Messner is a great book to feed any kid’s budding interest in science. Jillian Nickell’s illustrations show in graphics how these often tiny creatures repel … Continue reading

Book Review: Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido

Tweet When Emmy’s family moves from Wisconsin to San Francisco for her dad’s job, she feels like she doesn’t fit in. Everyone at her new school already seems to have friends and be involved in activities. When her teacher asks … Continue reading

Book Review: All in a Drop by Lori Alexander

Tweet Anthony van Leeuwenhoek was an unlikely man to contribute significantly to the world of science. All in a Drop: How Anthony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World, a chapter book by Lori Alexander, tells the story of how this … Continue reading

Book Review: Reaching for the Moon by Katherine Johnson

Tweet Katherine Johnson broke the barriers for her gender and race at a time when Black women were often relegated to one of two jobs: school teacher or domestic worker. But her dad taught her to remember that while she … Continue reading

Book Review: Science Comics The Brain by Tory Woollcott

Tweet If your middle-schoolers are interested in how the body works, then they’ll probably love the new title in the Science Comics series called The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins. The graphic novel format, … Continue reading

Book Review: Robots and Drones by Mairghread Scott and Jacob Chabot

Tweet When I think of robots and drones, ancient Greece doesn’t come to mind. In fact, an early kind of robot called an automaton let Greek people drop in a coin to get water. In the 1600s Japan, a moveable … Continue reading

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