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  • Owling: Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the Night
    Mark Wilson



    Birds are some of the most accessible wild animals. Observing them requires no special equipment. Although we may hear owls outside as we prepare to slumber, however, few of us see them regularly. Focusing on the biology of these predatory birds, this book is broken into four chapters that are accessible to most ages, although… Read More
  • When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex
    Toni Buzzeo, Illustrated by Diana Sudyka


    When Sue Found Sue

    For children who constantly fill their pockets with treasures, there is the story of Sue Hendrickson. A child who loved to find things, Hendrickson grew up to discover a skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex. In When Sue Found Sue, we learn that Hendrickson, who was shy and isolated in her early years, had little formal… Read More
  • Moth: An Evolution Story
    Isabel Thomas, Illustrated by Daniel Egnéus



    Moth is a storybook illustration of a textbook tale of environmental degradation, then rehabilitation, and the natural selection driven by both. The tale is vividly brought to life in spellbinding watercolor collage renderings of swirling Geometridae and landscapes caked in soot. We learn that peppered moths (Biston betularia) in the United Kingdom had a liking… Read More
  • Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars
    David Stabler, Illustrated by Anoosha Syed


    Kid Scientists

    Kid Scientists by David Stabler is a biography about the childhoods of famous scientists. The featured scientists—including Jane Goodall, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking—are presented at around the same age as the target audience, making it easier for readers to identify with them. The book’s main goal, which is admirably achieved, appears to be supporting young… Read More
  • Science in a Jar: 35+ Experiments in Biology, Chemistry, Weather, the Environment, and More!
    Julia Garstecki


    Science in a Jar

    Do you have a surplus of glass jars clogging your cupboards and children who are curious and excited about the world? If so, Julia Garstecki’s collection of more than 35 household experiments may be a great addition to your library. This book is divided into chapters on life science, chemistry, earth science, physical science, and… Read More
  • Follow That Bee! A First Book of Bees in the City
    Scot Ritchie


    Follow That Bee!

    Follow That Bee! introduces kids to bees and urban beekeeping. The book describes an afternoon that five friends—Martin, Nick, Yulee, Sally, and Pedro—spend with Mr. Cardinal, an urban beekeeper. Mr. Cardinal starts by telling the kids that bees like to eat both nectar and pollen from flowers and explains how to set up a bee-friendly… Read More
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  • How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future
    David L. Hu


    How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls

    At the intersection of fluid, solid, and gaseous flow; animal motion and mechanics; applied mathematics; and robotics lies the research of David Hu. Through stories about researchers he has interacted with over the course of his career and a biographical view of his own projects, Hu shows readers that we still have a lot to… Read More
  • The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
    Jon Gertner


    The Ice at the End of the World

    Although Greenland occasionally figures into news stories and debates about rising sea level and a warming Earth, the relevant historical background rarely enters into such discussions. Consequently, many fascinating elements of the island’s story that could capture the interest and attention of the public have lain dormant. Jon Gertner’s compelling book, The Ice at the End… Read More
  • Eye Spy: Wild Ways Animals See the World
    Guillaume Duprat


    Eye Spy

    The table in my hallway is blue. My son swears it’s green. My nephew says it’s brown. Vision helps us interpret the world around us, but what if we each see the same thing differently? Eye Spy, a child’s lift-the-flap book, gives readers a glimpse into the lives of animals whose views of the world… Read More