Follow That Bee! by Scot Ritchie (Illustrator)Ages 4-7.
"Five friends get the chance to visit Mr. Cardinal, who keeps bees in his back garden. As the kids help him with his work he explains how bees feed and pollinate, what happens inside their colony, how they build their hives, and even why they like to dance! He also tells them why some bee populations are in trouble, how important this is, and how we can help. This is a comprehensive and entertaining look at these real-life wonders of nature, aligning with early science curricula, including bonus information and two activities at the end."
Call Number: YOUTH SF523.5 .R58 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Next Time You See a Bee by Emily R. MorganAges 5-8.
"This book will get young readers buzzing about bees! Next Time You See a Bee reveals the big impact these little insects have on the world. It shows how the physical features of bees make them pros at collecting and spreading pollen. It explains how bees pollinate flowers, allowing the plants to produce delicious foods such as apples, almonds, and peaches. It also introduces readers to the wide variety of North America's native bee species, discusses why bees are threatened, and shares what readers can do to help. After reading Next Time You See a Bee, curious kids can partner with adults to observe these remarkable creatures without fear--and take bee-friendly measures to protect the insects for the benefit of us all."
Call Number: YOUTH QL 565.2 .M6684 2019
Publication Date: 2020-11-16
The Bee by Becky Han; Tindur Peturs (Illustrator)Ages 6-8.
"When the narrator of this fun and silly book is startled by the buzzing of a bee, she sets off on an adventure that sees her running from community to community, trying to lose her buzzing companion. When she has run clear across Nunavut, she finally realizes that perhaps this little bee isn't such a fearsome foe after all!"
Call Number: YOUTH PS8615.A548 B44 2021
Publication Date: 2021-10-19
Buzz about Bees by Kari-Lynn WintersAges 8-12.
"Imagine a world without bees. Not only would it be less colorful - with fewer wildflowers and flowering plants - it would be less fruitful as well. A world without bees would mean a world where the food supply would be significantly diminished. Global bee researcher Laurence Packer estimates that bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply. Buzz About Bees is the latest addition to the series that includes Lowdown on Earthworms and follows the same formula offering an in-depth look at an endangered and vital part of the natural world. Accompanying information about the history, social structure and science behind the world of bees and honey are conservation activities to make the world a place where hives of bees can thrive."
Call Number: YOUTH QL 565.2 .W55 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-22
The Bees in Your Backyard by Joseph S. Wilson; Olivia Messinger CarrilAges: General Readers.
"The ultimate bee book for bee enthusiasts and experts alike The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field. The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around us--in our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard. Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more. Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all bees in the United States and Canada Features more than 900 full-color photos Offers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying bees Includes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your backyard."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2015-11-24
Berries, Three Sisters, & Wild Rice
It's Time for Berries! by Ceporah Mearns; Jeremy Debicki; Tindur Peturs (Illustrator)Ages 4-7.
"Two sisters have waited all spring and summer to pick berries with their ningiuq, their grandmother. They've gone fishing, dug for clams, and by the time late summer arrives, it's finally time for berries! Ninguiq and the girls head out to pick berries, rain or shine--nothing will stop Ningiuq! Through driving rain and early autumn snow the girls and Ningiuq pick as many sweet berries as their buckets can hold. The hard work is all worth it to enjoy the delicious treats Ninguiq creates with her berries."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2023-09-05
Pakwa Che Menisu = Wild Berries by Jennifer Thomas (Translator); Julie FlettAges 4-8.
"A young boy spends a summer day picking wild blueberries with his grandmother in this beautiful new picture book by award-winning illustrator Julie Flett. Exploring the important tradition of berry-picking, the story is written completely in the Cree language. This book is set in n-dialect, also known as Swampy Cree from the Cross Lake, Norway House area. A syllabics pronunciation guide is available at the end of this book. An edition of Wild Berries written in both English & n-dialect Cree from the Cumberland House area is also available, published by Simply Read Books."
Call Number: YOUTH PS8611 L484 W541275 2013
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
The Three Sisters (Strong Stories series) by Michelle CorbeauAges 7-9.
"A long time ago, the land was very dry and no plants could grow. The people had become very hungry. The Creator heard the people and made three plants - Corn, Beans and Squash. This Kanyen'kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) story is about how the Three Sisters saved the people then, and are still feeding people today! The Kanyen'kehà:ka is one of Six Nations that together are the Haudenosaunee." -- Strong Nations web site
Call Number: YOUTH E99 .M8 C666 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Native American Gardening by Joseph Bruchac & Michael J. CadutoAges 8+.
"Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects and Recipes for Families is an introduction to the world of Indigenous food plants written by Joseph Bruchac and Michael Caduto, co-authors of the Keepers series of environmental books. This book brings traditional knowledge from a selection of Native American cultures and introduces practical ways for families to apply this knowledge to their gardening projects. They stress the importance of the earth and all plants, animals, and humans that reside on it. The natural circle of life is discussed and the authors provide detailed ways for bringing the ideas in the book to life. The authors assume that the reader will have only basic knowledge about gardening and so provide almost a step-by-step outline for the novice backyard gardener. The authors provide cultural and historical information as well as traditional stories to make the gardening experience relevant for parents with children. Included are recipes, activities, as well as necessary information about preparing the soil, selecting the seeds, planting and harvesting the crop. The focus for the plant section is the Three Sisters of corn, beans, and squash. Several tribal Nations (Iroquois, Tuscarora, Wampanoag, and Hidatsa) use this triad of plants in their agricultural pursuits. Appropriate stories about corn are included. Teachers will also find this book a valuable resource for classroom projects. The authors note the numerous contributions made by Native Americans to the world food supply. Black and white illustrations, diagrams, and a map are included. The book also contains a helpful index and glossary and pronunciation guide for new terms."
Manoomin by Barbara J. BartonAges: General readers.
"This is the first book of its kind to bring forward the rich tradition of wild rice in Michigan and its importance to the Anishinaabek people who live there. Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan focuses on the history, culture, biology, economics, and spirituality surrounding this sacred plant. The story travels through time from the days before European colonization and winds its way forward in and out of the logging and industrialization eras. It weaves between the worlds of the Anishinaabek and the colonizers, contrasting their different perspectives and divergent relationships with Manoomin. Barton discusses historic wild rice beds that once existed in Michigan, why many disappeared, and the efforts of tribal and nontribal people with a common goal of restoring and protecting Manoomin across the landscape."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2018-06-01
Every Day, Chemistry by Julia Sooy; Bonnie Pang (Illustrator)Ages 4-8.
"A mother and daughter go about their day as chemical reactions in their everyday lives occur around them in Everyday Chemistry, a nonfiction picture book by writer Julia Sooy and illustrator Bonnie Pang.Science is all around us in our daily lives. Specifically, chemistry! When your bread toasts, when your shampoo foams, when the playground slide rusts--those are all chemical reactions. In this book, a mother and daughter expereince all these things and more as they go about their day, from when they wake up, to when they go to bed. This story is a great way to introduce young readers into the world of science!"
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2021-06-29
Chemical World: Science in our Daily Lives by Rowena RaeAges 9-12.
"Chemical World: Science in Our Daily Lives explores some of the materials--all of which are made of basic chemical elements--that humans use or come into contact with in their day-to-day lives. Some of these chemicals are naturally occurring--clay, mercury, lead. Others have been synthesized by chemists during the past 150 years and used in a bewildering array of products ranging from roof shingles to toothpaste. Many chemical inventions, as well as naturally produced chemicals, have had profound effects on food supply, developing medicines and creating hosts of useful items for modern life. Despite people using both natural and synthetic chemicals with (mainly) good intentions, some chemicals have had unintended negative consequences. Chemical residues have contaminated ecosystems the world over and are compromising the health of many ecosystems, animals and humans. The goal of Chemical World: Science in our Daily Livesis to introduce readers to basic chemistry and chemical history, and to show how chemicals are used for particular reasons but sometimes turn out to be harmful to environmental and human health. It invites readers to take a look at the world around them and ask questions about what's in their environment and how the things they use and eat every day can affect their own health and the planet's health."
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2020-05-12
Chemistry by Carla Mooney; Samuel Carbaugh (Illustrator)Ages 12-15.
"Have you ever wondered what makes up everything in the world around you? Or what exactly is the difference between solids, liquids, and gases? Have you wanted to know what causes two substances to react or change? Chemistry: Investigate the Matter that Makes Up Your World introduces readers 12 through 15 to the fascinating world of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Learn how these molecules combine to form ordinary objects such as the chair you're sitting on, the water in your glass, even you! Through hands-on, investigative projects, readers delve into the world of chemical reactions and changing matter, learning how these principles are used in many areas of science, from biochemistry to nuclear science. Combining hands-on science inquiry with chemistry, mathematics, and biology, projects include building models of molecules and bonds, identifying acids and bases, investigating the effect of temperature on reaction rate, and observing how a chemical reaction from vinegar, water, and bleach can accelerate the rusting of steel.Chemistry offers entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars to illuminate the topic and engage readers further, plus integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
Chemistry at Home by John EmsleyAges: General reader.
"Hand cream, detergent, shower gel, toothpaste, toilet cleaner, air freshener, lipstick, perfume, low-fat spread, painkiller, diet drink, insect repellent... hundreds of everyday products that make our lives so much better than those of our forebears. And yet most of us know little about the ingredients they contain and why they deliver the benefits we enjoy. Some people find it worrying when they examine the list of ingredients on a packaging label, because all they read may be unintelligible names or E numbers. It appears to be just chemicals, chemicals, chemicals. The aim of this book is to examine the ingredients more closely and explain the reasons for their being used. Start reading and stop worrying. Chemistry at Home has been written by award-winning popular science writer and chemist, John Emsley, using non-technical language. The book has 12 chapters, each devoted to the kinds of products we are likely to find around the home, including in the garage and the garden shed. Chemistry at Home also includes a glossary which gives more technical information about the molecules mentioned in the book."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2015-06-29
Chemistry on Fire by Kate BiberdorfAges: General reader.
"In this fresh and engaging guide to chemistry, Dr. Kate Biberdorf, aka "Kate the Chemist," reveals the fascinating science we experience every day Have you ever wondered what makes dough rise? Or how your morning coffee gives you that energy boost? Or why your shampoo is making your hair look greasy? The answer is chemistry. From the moment we wake up until the time we go to sleep (and even while we sleep), chemistry is at work--and it doesn't take a PhD in science to understand it. Dr. Biberdorf has appeared on TV programs from the Today show to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, lighting the world on fire and changing the face of chemistry as we know it. In It's Elemental, she demystifies the fundamental principles of the science that may have eluded you in high school and shows how chemistry comes alive in everything we do. With wry wit and infectious enthusiasm, this entertaining guide will ignite your passion for science and change the way you experience the world."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2021-07-13
The Fog by Kyo Maclear; Kenard Pak (Illustrator)Ages 4-8.
"A clever and whimsical environmental fable about a bird who is a human-watcher from a dynamic author-illustrator duo. Warble is a small yellow warbler who lives on the beautiful island of Icyland, where he pursues his hobby of human watching. But on a warm day, a deep fog rolls in and obscures his view. The rest of the birds don't seem to notice the fog or the other changes Warble observes on the island. The more the fog is ignored, the more it spreads. When a Red-hooded Spectacled Female (Juvenile) appears, Warble discovers that he's not the only one who notices the fog. Will they be able to find others who can see it too? And is the fog here to stay? Kyo Maclear's witty story, brought to life with the delicate, misty artwork of Kenard Pak, is a poignant yet humorous reminder of the importance of environmental awareness."
Call Number: YOUTH PS8625 L435 F64 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-16
Old Enough to Save the Planet by Loll Kirby; Adelina Lirius (Illustrator)Ages 8-12.
"An inspiring look at young climate change activists who are changing the world The world is facing a climate crisis like we've never seen before. And kids around the world are stepping up to raise awareness and try to save the planet. As people saw in the youth climate strike in September 2019, kids will not stay silent about this subject--they're going to make a change. Meet 12 young activists from around the world who are speaking out and taking action against climate change. Learn about the work they do and the challenges they face, and discover how the future of our planet starts with each and every one of us."
Call Number: YOUTH GE195.5 .K57 2020
Publication Date: 2021-02-09
Rising Seas by Keltie ThomasAges 9-13.
"This is an important book but we don't have time for its young readers to replace those in power. So read this book and then give grown-ups hell and demand something be done. It's your future that's at stake." -- David Suzuki The Earth's oceans are on the rise. Since 1900, global sea levels have risen steadily each year to a global average of about 8 inches (20cm) today, and they're still rising. By 2100, the sea could climb as much as 14 feet (4.3m) to 32 feet (9.75m). Rising Seas: Flooding, Climate Change and Our New World gives youth an eye-popping view of what the Earth might look like under the rising and falling water levels of climate change. Photographs juxtapose the present-day with that same area's projected future. The shocking images will help them understand the urgency for action. Key issues in today's news will be better understood, such as the 2015 Paris Protocol in which the world agreed to limit temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius (ideally 1.5 degree)."
Call Number: YOUTH GC 89 .T46 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
Urgent Message from a Hot Planet by Ann Eriksson; Belle Wuthrich (Illustrator)Ages 12+.
"The climate crisis is the issue of our time. Scientists have warned for over 100 years that burning fossil fuels and destroying nature will warm the earth's atmosphere and affect the climate in adverse ways: more severe and intense storms, prolonged heat waves, drought, flooding, wildfires, rising sea levels and ocean acidification. Urgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the Climate Crisis outlines the science behind global heating and its root causes, provides ways to take action and honors the efforts of the millions of youth and adult allies from around the world working tirelessly to make a difference. Their powerful message: do something now!"
Call Number: YOUTH QC981.8.G56 E75 2022
Publication Date: 2022
Restoring the Kinship Worldview by Wahinkpe Topa & Darcia NarvaezAges: General readers.
"Selected speeches from Indigenous leaders around the world -- a path away from extinction toward a sustainable, interconnected future. The editors emphasize our deep need to move away from the dominant Western paradigm--one that dictates we live without strong social purpose, fails to honor the earth as sacred, leads with the head while ignoring the heart, and places individual "rights" over collective responsibility."
How to Code a Rollercoaster by Josh Funk; Sara Palacios (Illustrator)Ages 4-8.
"Pearl and Pascal take their coding adventures to the amusement park in this follow-up picture book from our Girls Who Code program! Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, are enjoying a day out at the amusement park. Spinning teacups, ice cream, and of course: rollercoasters! Through the use of code, Pearl and Pascal can keep track of their ride tokens and calculate when the line is short enough to get a spot on the biggest ride of them all--the Python Coaster. Variables, if-then-else sequences, and a hunt for a secret hidden code make this a humorous, code-tastic day at the amusement park!"
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2019-09-24
Coding Games in Scratch by Jon WoodcockAges 7-10.
"Scratch 3.0 has landed! Stay ahead of the curve with this fully updated guide for beginner coders. Coding is not only a highly sought-after skill in our digital world, but it also teaches kids valuable skills for life after school. This book teaches important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas, all while creating games to play with their friends. Children will enjoy the step-by-step visual approach that makes even the most difficult coding concepts easy to master. They will discover the fundamentals of computer programming and learn to code through a blend of coding theory and the practical task of building computer games themselves. The reason coding theory is taught through practical tasks is so that young programmers don't just learn how computer code works - they learn why it's done that way. With Coding Games in Scratch, kids can build single and multiplayer platform games, create puzzles and memory games, race through mazes, add animation, and more. It also supports STEM education initiatives and the maker movement. Follow Simple Steps - Improve Your Skills - Share Your Games! If you like playing computer games, why not create your own? Essential coding concepts are explained using eight build-along game projects. Coding Games In Scratch guides young coders step-by-step, using visual samples, easy-to-follow instructions, and fun pixel art. This coding book for kids has everything you need to build amazing Scratch 3.0 games, including thrilling racing challenges, zany platform games, and fiendish puzzles. Follow the simple steps to become an expert coder using the latest version of the popular programming language Scratch 3.0 in this new edition. Improve your coding skills and create your own games before remixing and customizing them. Share your games online and challenge friends and family to beat each other's scores."
Become an App Inventor: the Official Guide from MIT App Inventor by Karen Lang; M. I. T. App MIT App Inventor Project; M. I. T. Computer MIT Computer Science and Artificial InteAges 12-14.
"With a foreword by Gitanjali Rao, Time Magazine's inaugural Kid of the Year, this engaging guide from MITeen Press teaches anyone to design and publish their own apps--no experience necessary!--and introduces young app creators from around the world. Have you ever wanted to build your own mobile apps? App Inventor, a free and revolutionary online program from MIT, lets you do just that. With the help of this companion guide chock-full of colorful graphics and easy-to-follow instructions, readers can learn how to create six different apps, including a working piano, a maze game, and even their own chat app to communicate with friends--then use what they've learned to build apps of their own imagination. User-friendly code blocks that snap together allow even beginners to quickly create working apps. Readers will also learn about young inventors already using their own apps to make a difference in their communities, such as the girls from Moldova whose app helps alert residents when local well water is contaminated. Or the boys from Malden, Massachusetts, whose app lets users geotag potholes to alert city hall when repairs are needed. With this inspiring guide, curious young dreamers can become real inventors with real-world impact."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2022-02-08
Girl Code by Andrea Gonzales; Sophie HouserAges 13-17.
"A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017 Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding! Fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya Van Wagenen's Popular and Caroline Paul's Gutsy Girl will love hearing about Andrea "Andy" Gonzales and Sophie Houser's journey from average teens to powerhouses. Through the success of their video game, Andy and Sophie got unprecedented access to some of the biggest start-ups and tech companies, and now they're sharing what they've seen. Their video game and their commitment to inspiring young women have been covered by the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, CNN, Teen Vogue, Jezebel, the Today show, and many more. Get ready for an inside look at the tech industry, the true power of coding, and some of the amazing women who are shaping the world. Andy and Sophie reveal not only what they've learned about opportunities in science and technology but also the true value of discovering your own voice and creativity."
When You Breathe by Diana Farid; Billy Renkl (Illustrator)Ages 3-5.
"A poetic and visually breathtaking look at what happens inside your body when you breathe What happens when you breathe? In this beautiful book, breath--the very air, stardust, the grand molecules of the universe--blossoms in the upside-down tree in your rising chest, animating and enlivening you. And when you breathe out, you send your song out into the world."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2020-09-22
Parts of a Heart by Kirsty HolmesAges 7-10.
"Despite the simple designs shown on most Valentine's Day cards, hearts are quite complex organs. With this stimulating book, readers take a close look at the four-chambered pump that keeps the blood circulating in their bodies. Colorful diagrams illustrate the different parts of the heart and help struggling readers understand the important processes this key body part performs. Manageable text helps readers of many levels grasp important components of the elementary science curriculum."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2020-07-30
Lay Out the Lungs by Kirsty HolmesAges 7-10.
"Understanding how your body works can be an important part of keeping it healthy. The lungs, for example, are a body part that many people take for granted but are essential for quality of life. For the most part, the lungs work automatically with little conscious effort from an individual. However, there are things that can be done to help keep them extra healthy. Readers will learn about these amazing organs through the help of accessible text and informative diagrams. They'll be encouraged to take part in fun activities that will help keep their lungs strong."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2020-07-30
The Heart by Seymour SimonAges 6-10.
"Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon as he investigates one of the body's most important organs: the heart. Acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon brings you this indispensable guide that takes you through the heart, from atrium to capillary and back again. By the time you finish reading these words, your heart may have beaten up to 50 times. As you walk, eat, and sleep, your heart continually pumps trillions of blood cells through thousands of miles of blood vessels inside your body. You may not be able to see your own heart, but all you have to do is look inside this book to see how this amazing organ works. With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about our hearts and how they work in this informative picture book. Perfect for young scientists' school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2006-05-23
Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! by DK; Smithsonian Institution (Contribution by)Ages 9-12.
"Explore the human body as you've never known before with this ultimate kid's guide to what goes on under our skin. Forming part of a fantastic series of kid's educational books, this bold and brilliant kid's encyclopedia uses ground-breaking CGI imagery to reveal the human body as you've never seen it before. Informative, diverse in subject matter, easy-to-read and brimming with beautiful graphics, young learners can explore the incredibly detailed cross-sections and cutaways that reveal the inner workings of these fascinating and complex machines we know as our bodies! This charming children's encyclopedia opens the world in new ways, with: - Packed with facts, charts, infographics and illustrations that cover the human body head to toe - Encompassing a visual approach with illustrations, photographs and extremely detailed 3D CGI images - Crystal clear text distills the key information. - DK's encyclopedias are fact-checked by subject experts to offer accuracy beyond online sources of information. This fully-updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! is the perfect encyclopedia for children aged 9-12, ideal for inquisitive minds, with a unique head-to-toe approach that makes the complex structure of the human body both appealing and accessible for curious young readers. Jam-packed with fun facts about the human body, including creative CGI artworks that can be rotated and animated to bring the aspects of this body book to life! Curious children can take a look at the life of a cell, discover the digestive system, and learn all about record-breaking bodies! Explore, Discover And Learn! DK's Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! uncovers the marvels of our body in unprecedented detail and with stunning realism. Encompassing engaging facts about the human body, including a closer look at each bodily system, such as the nervous system, muscle system and more, and exploring a timeline of medical milestones, you can spend quality time exploring the wonders of the human body with children, accompanied by impressive visuals to engage their senses. A must-have volume for curious kids with a thirst for knowledge, this enthralling encyclopedia is structured in such a way that your child can read a bit at a time, and feel comfortable to pause and ask questions. Doubling up as the perfect gift for young readers, who are always asking questions about our planet! At DK, we believe in the power of discovery. This thrilling kid's encyclopedia is part of the Knowledge Encyclopedia educational series. Celebrate your child's curiosity as they complete the collection and discover diverse facts about the world around them. Dive into the deep blue with Knowledge Encyclopedia Ocean! Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth with Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! And hone your knowledge on how the human body works with Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! Whatever topic takes their fancy, there's an encyclopedia for everyone!"
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Over and under the Waves by Kate Messner; Christopher Neal (Illustrator)Ages 5-8.
"Explore the wonders and beauties of the ocean's kelp forests in this latest addition to the acclaimed Over and Under series. Award-winning duo Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal return in this latest addition to the Over and Under picture book series, this time exploring the rich, interconnected ecosystem of the ocean! Over the waves, the sea lions bark and seagulls wheel and call. The bay is smooth and bright in the sun. But under the waves, there's a whole hidden forest, full of whales and wolf eels, sardines and sea bass, leopard sharks and luminous jellies, as well as the waving kelp that shelters them all. Discover the magical depths of the kelp forest, and all the fascinating creatures living just a paddle's length away--over and under the waves. SO MANY FASCINATING FACTS: Kids are endlessly curious about the natural world and the wildly varied animals and plants living in it--and the ocean is FULL of amazing and surprising life! ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS MADE WONDERFUL: Preservation of our wilderness--and of our oceans in particular--is essential, and this book makes such a great, upbeat jumping-off point for discussions of the importance and wonder of our world's natural habitats and ecosystems. THE GORGEOUS UNDERWATER WORLD: This new book in the Over and Under series illuminates the magic and amazing biodiversity of the kelp forest by telling the story of one family's kayaking trip through a real-world ocean ecosystem. Lyrical prose and color-drenched illustrations will draw even the most reluctant readers into the world. STRONG CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize learning about animal habitats/biomes in K-2 curriculums, while later grades address topics like food chains, conservation, and endangered species. With a depth of research and an engaging, highly visual narrative, this book is an excellent resource for librarians and primary school educators. FROM A FAVORITE AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR TEAM: Kate Messner and Chris Neal make nonfiction approachable and appealing! These two award-winning creators have received countless accolades and published books to critical acclaim, making them the perfect team to tackle any nonfiction topic. Perfect for: Those who loved Over and Under the Snow and other books in the Over and Under series Fans of Kate Messner Lovers of the ocean and marine life Parents and grandparents seeking beautiful books to read aloud together Teachers, educators, and librarians seeking illustrated nonfiction books with STEM content Anyone seeking a distinctive gift for a child who loves animals or nature."
Call Number: YOUTH QH541.5.S3 M45 2022
Publication Date: 2022
Life in Hot Water by Mary Batten; Thomas Gonzalez (Illustrator)Ages 6-9.
"A dramatic overview of the deep-sea extremophiles that thrive in scalding water and permanent darkness at the bottom of the ocean The scalding-hot water gushing from vents at the bottom of the ocean is one of the most extreme environments on Earth. Yet over millions of years, many organisms-from chemical-eating bacteria to eyeless crabs and iron-shelled snails-have evolved in amazing ways that enable them to thrive in this unlikely habitat. Scientists are hard at work to learn more about the complex ecosystems of the ocean depths. Award-winning science writer Mary Batten and New York Times best-selling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez, the masterful duo that created Life in a Frozen World, team up again in this impressive overview of hydrothermal ocean vents. Her clear, informative text coupled with his unique and eerily realistic paintings of sights never seen on land-gushing "black smokers," ghostly blind shrimp, red-plumed tube worms-will entice readers to learn more about this once-hidden world at the bottom of the sea."
Call Number: YOUTH On Order
Publication Date: 2022-06-21
The Global Ocean by Rochelle Strauss; Natasha Donovan (Illust.)Ages 8-12.
"The global ocean is in trouble. This beautiful and important book explores the issues -- and what we can do to help. Though we think of Earth's five oceans as separate and distinct, they are actually a linked system of circulating water that is one single ocean -- the global ocean. This comprehensive and accessible overview explores the global ocean's enormous influence on the planet, as well as humans' often-detrimental influence on the ocean. But it also highlights some of the many ways people are working to restore and heal the global ocean -- from everyday actions to large institutional projects -- making the message of urgency as hopeful as it is accurate. Filled with fascinating information, stunning visuals and plenty of calls to action, readers will be inspired to discover what they can do to help heal Earth's most important feature and, ultimately, our planet. Bestselling author Rochelle Strauss applies a positive, proactive approach to the urgent topics of climate change and ocean conservation in this gorgeous and unique depiction of the global ocean, based on the most current ocean science research. Engaging illustrations on every spread by award-winning Natasha Donovan are eye-catching and powerful. Examples of real people of all ages making a difference can be found in sidebars on each spread with more at the back of the book. Two sections list ways to help, one for children and one for the adults in their lives. There are many curriculum links in earth and life sciences, particularly in climate, environment, habitats, ecosystems and diversity of living things. Part of the CitizenKid series, this book encourages citizenship and engaging in the global community."
Call Number: YOUTH GC21.5 .S77 2022
Publication Date: 2022-05-03
Oceanarium by Loveday Trinick; Teagan White (Illustrator)Ages 8-12.
"This stunning new offering from the Welcome to the Museum series guides readers around the world's oceans, from sandy shorelines to the darkest depths. This stunning new offering from the Welcome to the Museum series guides readers around the world's oceans, from sandy shorelines to the darkest depths. Learn about the ocean's most fascinating animals, including giant whale sharks, tiny tropical fish, and majestic manatees, among many others. With expert text by marine biologist Loveday Trinick and stunning illustrations by Teagan White, travel the world from frozen Arctic seas to shimmering coral reefs, and learn why it is so important that we protect our oceans."
Call Number: YOUTH On Order
Publication Date: 2022
Oceanology by DKAges 9-12.
"Dive into this uniquely elegant visual exploration of the sea An informative and utterly beautiful introduction to marine life and the ocean environment, Oceanology brings the riches of the underwater world onto the printed page. Astounding photography reveals an abundance of life, from microscopic plankton to great whales, seaweed to starfish. Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, the book explores every corner of the oceans, from coral reefs and mangrove swamps to deep ocean trenches. Along the way, and with the help of clear, simple illustrations, it explains how life has adapted to the marine environment, revealing for example how a stonefish delivers its lethal venom and how a sponge sustains itself by sifting food from passing currents. It also examines the physical forces and processes that shape the oceans, from global circulation systems and tides to undersea volcanoes and tsunamis. To most of us, the marine world is out of reach. But with the help of photography and the latest technology, Oceanology brings us up close to animals, plants, and other living things that inhabit a fantastic and almost incomprehensibly beautiful other dimension."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2020-09-29
Rocks & Minerals
I'm Trying to Love Rocks by Bethany BartonAges 4-8.
"The fourth totally awesome, funny, and incredibly informative book in the "I'm Trying to Love..." book series! Think rocks are boring? Hard to like? Kinda just sit there, doing nothing? Why even write a whole book about them?? Bethany Barton will tell you why . . . because we wouldn't be here if there were no rocks! From the Grand Canyon to volcanos to diamonds and fossils, geology--the study of rocks--shows us where we've been and where we're going. With tons of humor and scores of fascinating facts, Bethany Barton introduces younger readers to geology and why rocks matter . . . enough to write a whole book about them!"
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2020-06-02
Gems by Claudia MartinAges 6-8.
"A gemstone is a mineral or rock that is sparkling or colorful. Most gemstones are minerals which form in the ground as rock heated in the Earth cools down. As minerals grow, they make regular shapes called crystals. With stunning photographs and easy-to-follow captions, this book explains how different environments affect different gemstones and is full of fabulous, quirky facts such as: although most diamonds are formed underground, sometimes, they fall to Earth from space, inside rocks called meteorites. Gemstones included in the book are agate, amber, amethyst, diamond, emerald, jasper, lapis lazuli, opal, ruby, and sapphire. There's a helpful glossary so readers can familiarize themselves with the topic."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Minerals by Claudia MartinAges 6-8.
"With stunning photos on every page and informative, relevant captions, this book answers essential questions such as how and where minerals form; why some are rarer than others; how they are mined and how they are used to advance technology. Plus, there are fun and important facts, such as if you pass electricity through quartz, it shakes at a regular pace--which is why many watches contain a tiny quartz crystal, to keep them ticking evenly. Plus, find out what gives some minerals their fabulous colors and why some form intricate patterns and shapes."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
Rocks by Claudia MartinAges 6-8.
"Did you know there are three different kinds of rock--igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic? Explore the reasons behind this and understand what our earth is made of and what processes make it a constantly changing environment in this highly accessible introduction to geology. With simple, easy-to-understand text, this book is perfect for young explorers keen to understand the world around them."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston; Sylvia Long (Illustrator)Ages 8-11.
"From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Butterfly Is Patient comes a gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue lapis lazuli to volcanic snowflake obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this book introduces an array of facts, making it equally perfect for classroom sharing and family reading."
Call Number: YOUTH QE432.2 .A88 2012
Publication Date: 2012-08-29
Solar Systems & Eclipses
The Big Bang Book by Asa Stahl; Carly Allen-Fletcher (Illustrator)Ages 4-9.
"The Big Bang presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way we can all understand. Written by an astrophysicist, the pages describe what we know--and what we don't--in a compelling, accessible way. Moving out into the farthest reaches of space, then back home on Earth again, this is a picture book Carl Sagan would love, introducing the wonder of our pale blue dot to the youngest readers."
Call Number: YOUTH QB991.B54 S73 2020
Publication Date: 2020-04-07
Solar System for Kids by Hilary StatumAges 6-8.
"Take kids ages 6 to 8 on a guided tour of the galaxy―blast off with the Junior Scientists series Space is limitless―just like your imagination! Get ready to take an amazing journey to the stars. Solar System for Kids is filled with fascinating facts, photographs, and illustrations that'll excite your mind and charge your curiosity. Of all the solar system books for kids 6-8, this one teaches you about the birth of the universe and how scientists believe galaxies, stars, and planets came into being. Explore the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, moons, and the asteroid belt in one of the most engaging solar system books for kids. This standout among solar system books for kids offers tips for spotting constellations, planets, comets, and more―from your backyard. From navigating the night sky to learning about objects billions of miles away, this book answers curious kids' big questions about the universe. Strap in, Junior Scientist. 3, 2, 1... blast off! This top choice among solar system books for kids includes: Universally easy―Explore the whole universe with in-depth and easy-to-follow information in one of the most comprehensive solar system books for kids. Deep space knowledge―From dark matter and black holes to eclipses and moon landings, this book explores every aspect curious kids want to know. Bonus material―Discover even more fun information by using the extensive glossary, sidebars, and in-book activities. If you've been searching for solar system books for kids, look no further―this one has you covered."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2022-05-24
When the Sun Goes Dark by Andrew Fraknoi; Dennis SchatzAges 9-12.
"Help youngsters understand the excitement about the recent solar eclipse with this charming and straightforward story about how eclipses of the Sun and Moon occur. Includes easy activities using ordinary items to make models, and explores common questions kids have. This richly illustrated book tells how two curious children and their grandparents re-create eclipses in their living room using a lamp, a tennis ball, two Hula Hoops, and Ping-Pong balls. Later, in the backyard and around the house, the family explores safe ways to view a solar eclipse and ponders phenomena from sunspots to phases of the Moon. Written by the authors of NSTA's award-winning book Solar Science, When the Sun Goes Dark gives children and adults hands-on techniques for learning the science behind eclipses of the Sun and Moon."
Call Number: YOUTH QB541.5 .F73 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-01
Totality! by Jeffrey BennettAges 9-12.
"Tens of millions of people came out to view the 2017 total solar eclipse, the first in the US in nearly four decades. Now we are approaching an even more exciting, back-to-back pair of US eclipses: an annular eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023 and a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. You won't want to miss them, and there's no better way to prepare than to use the free app "Totality by Big Kid Science" (expected to be downloaded and used by millions) and this new book written by the creator of that app. Totality! features a unique combination of rhyme and science that makes it suitable for a wide range of ages. The rhyme has been pedagogically constructed to serve as a mnemonic device for the underlying science explained with illustration and "Big Kid Box" sidebars. The book concludes with a glossary, suggested activities, and a one-page eclipse science summary -- features that will add particular value for parents and teachers learning along with their students or kids."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2022-09-14
Eclipses by Frank CloseAges: General Readers.
"Have you ever seen a total solar eclipse?" If the question caused you to search your memory, the correct answer would have been "no." A common response is: "Yes - I saw one, it was about 90% partial eclipse where I lived." A 90% partial eclipse is indeed a remarkable phenomenon, but truetotality leaves all else in the shade, in all senses of the phrase. Ask the question of anyone who has experienced the full sensation of being obliterated by the moon's shadow, and they will reply "yes" - without hesitation - and continue with a monologue describing the overwhelming experiences andunique phenomena that ensued.On 21 August 2017 millions of people across the United States witnessed "The Great American Eclipse" of the Sun. The moment it was over, people around the world were asking questions: what caused the weird shadows and colors in the build up to totality? Were those ephemeral bands of shadows glidingacross the ground in the seconds before totality real or an optical illusion? Why this, what that, but above all: where and when can I see a total solar eclipse again?Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know helps explain the profound differences between a 99.99% partial eclipse and true totality, and inform readers how to experience this most beautiful natural phenomenon successfully. It covers eclipses of sun, moon, and other astronomical objects, and theirapplications in science, as well as their role in history, literature, and myth. It describes the phenomena to expect at a solar eclipse and the best ways to record them - by camera, video, or by simple handmade experiments. The book covers the timetable of upcoming eclipses, where the bestlocations will be to see them, and the opportunities for using them as vehicles for inspiration and education.As a veteran of seven total solar eclipses, physicist Frank Close is an expert both on the theory and practice of eclipses. Eclipses: What Everyone Needs to Know is a popular source of information on the physics of eclipses."
Call Number: TBD
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
Think Like a Scientist
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires (Illustrator)Ages 3-7.
"Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. Eventually, the girl gets really, really mad. She is so mad, in fact, that she quits. But after her dog convinces her to take a walk, she comes back to her project with renewed enthusiasm and manages to get it just right."
Call Number: YOUTH PS 8637 .P47 M68 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty; David Roberts (Illustrator)Ages 5-7.
"The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion. Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it's up to her to find the source. What would you do with a problem like this? Not afraid of failure, Ada embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she'll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should. Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children's characters, and they have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their dreams and passions. Now in her own charming and witty picture book, determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question "Why?," is destined to join these two favorites. The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams."
Call Number: YOUTH PS3602 .E2632 A33 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
Exemplary Evidence by Jessica Fries-GaitherAges 7-9.
"If you think of science as a puzzle, you'll see that data is a key to unlocking it. Exemplary Evidence: Scientists and Their Data touches on the world's many riddles--from how we see to what's at the bottom of the ocean. It shares how scientists have solved such puzzles by collecting measurements, taking notes, and even making sketches. The book also provides mini-bios of the nine featured scientists plus four steps to using data to tease out your own answers about how the world works. Exemplary Evidence's author is Jessica Fries-Gaither, a science educator who also wrote the award-winning NSTA Kids book Notable Notebooks: Scientists and Their Writings. Once again, she mixes sprightly storytelling with energetic rhyme, and Linda Olliver's light-hearted drawings bring the ideas to life. It all helps explain how a sometimes-unappreciated part of science is as important now as it has been to scientists for centuries. As the author writes: Data supports conclusions; it can change people's minds; It is used to build theories that help humankind. Scientists all along have known this to be true: Data is powerful! Now, what will yours do?"
Call Number: YOUTH Q175.2 .F74945 2019
Publication Date: 2019-05-15
Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults by Robin Wall Kimmerer; Monique Gray Smith; Nicole Neidhardt (Illustrator)Ages 12-18.
"Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things--from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen--provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. Adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith, this new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth's oldest teachers: the plants around us. With informative sidebars, reflection questions, and art from illustrator Nicole Neidhardt, Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation."
Call Number: YOUTH E98.P5 K56 2022
Publication Date: 2022
The Joy of Science by Jim Al-KhaliliAges: General readers.
"Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili reveals how 8 lessons from the heart of science can help you get the most out of life Today's world is unpredictable and full of contradictions, and navigating its complexities while trying to make the best decisions is far from easy. The Joy of Science presents 8 short lessons on how to unlock the clarity, empowerment, and joy of thinking and living a little more scientifically. In this brief guide to leading a more rational life, acclaimed physicist Jim Al-Khalili invites readers to engage with the world as scientists have been trained to do. The scientific method has served humankind well in its quest to see things as they really are, and underpinning the scientific method are core principles that can help us all navigate modern life more confidently. Discussing the nature of truth and uncertainty, the role of doubt, the pros and cons of simplification, the value of guarding against bias, the importance of evidence-based thinking, and more, Al-Khalili shows how the powerful ideas at the heart of the scientific method are deeply relevant to the complicated times we live in and the difficult choices we make. Read this book and discover the joy of science. It will empower you to think more objectively, see through the fog of your own preexisting beliefs, and lead a more fulfilling life."