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Posts tagged with "Middle Grades Science Book"

  • Faster Higher Smarter: Bright Ideas that Transformed Sports
    Simon Shapiro

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    The new science of sports

    Age Range: 11 – 14 years Grade Level: 5 and up Most sports books for young readers put athletes on a pedestal. Given the unsavory off-field conduct of many of today’s players, however, that’s an increasingly problematic approach. A delightful new book on how science has improved athletic performance over the decades avoids that dilemma… Read More
  • Hopping Ahead of Climate Change: Snowshoe hares, Science and Survival
    Sneed B. Collard III

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    Shorter winters leave some creatures mismatched with their habitat

    Age Range: 7 – 10 years Grade Level: 3 – 7 Hopping Ahead of Climate Change is a picture book by award-winning author Sneed B. Collard III that uses photos and diagrams to convey the effects of global warming on animals that change coat color with the seasons. It is simple enough for elementary school… Read More
  • The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins
    Sandra Markle

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    Monkey business

    Age Range: 9 – 12 years Grade Level: 4 – 7 The Great Monkey Rescue is a soberly written yet inspiring guide through the near demise and science-assisted rebound of a squirrel-sized primate known as the golden lion tamarin. The easy-to-digest text is packed with interesting facts and set against vibrant pictures of bright orange… Read More
  • Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird
    Pamela S. Turner

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    The curious case of New Caledonian crows: toolmakers, tool users

    Age Range: 10 – 12 years Grade Level: 5 – 7 For many years, human beings were considered unique among animals for their use of tools. This notion was dispelled with the discovery that our closest evolutionary relatives, chimpanzees, use tools to fish termites out of their nests. Crow Smarts explores how one species of… Read More
  • Fish Tricks: The Wild and Wacky World of Fish
    Haude Levesque

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    Fish school

    Age Range: 8 – 12 years Grade Level: 3 – 7 Fish were the first vertebrates to evolve, more than 500 million years ago, and with over 30,000 species, they remain one of the subphylum’s most diverse groups. Haude Levesque’s colorful book takes young readers on a journey through the many wonderful adaptations possessed by… Read More