2021 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students (K-8)
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Chemistry for Kids by Liz Lee Heinecke; Kelly Anne Dalton (Illustrator)Chemistry for Kids (Kitchen Pantry Scientist) features biographies of 25 leading chemists, past and present, accompanied by accessible, hands-on experiments and activities to bring the history and principles of chemistry alive.
2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students (K-8)
The Electric War by Mike WinchellIn the mid- to late-nineteenth century, a burgeoning science called electricity promised to shine new light on a rousing nation. Inventive and ambitious minds were hard at work. Soon that spark was fanned, and a fiery war was under way to be the first to light--and run--the world with electricity. Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of direct current (DC), engaged in a brutal battle with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, the inventors of alternating current (AC). There would be no ties in this race--only a winner and a loser. The prize: a nationwide monopoly in electric current.Brimming with action, suspense, and rich historical and biographical information about these inventors, here is the rousing account of one of the world's defining scientific competitions. A Christy Ottaviano Book