Category Archives: non fiction

AWESOME ACHIEVERS in SCIENCE

BACKGROUND (From Hachette Book Group) Everyone has heard the names Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but what about Michael Collins–the third brave Apollo 11 astronaut who didn’t get to walk on the moon? Many of the most relevant figures in … Continue reading

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AWESOME ACHIEVERS in TECHNOLOGY

BACKGROUND (From RUNNING PRESS) Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs, but what about Nolan Bushnell–Jobs’s boss before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first major video game, Pong? Many of the most relevant figures in tech … Continue reading

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WEIRD BUT TRUE! USA

The fourth of July finds a great partner with the newest version of this classic series. Here’s the background from AMAZON:         It’s weird. It’s true. And now, it’s red, white, and blue! Explore the wonderfully wacky … Continue reading

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GAME LOGIC

I grew up with board games. Long sessions of Monopoly were interspersed with shorter sessions of Sorry, Clue, and Operation. With the popularity of online gaming, one would suspect games where you interact with other players around a board are … Continue reading

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THE HUMAN BODY

Did you know that your brain has up to 100 billion nerve cells? Wow! What else is going on in your body? In The Human Body: Get Under the Skin with Science Activities for Kids, middle schoolers learn about the … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN AQUATICA’S AWESOME OCEAN

Take to the seas with marine conservationist and shark researcher Captain Aquatica and her hammerhead shark sidekick, Fin, to explore the ocean’s wettest and wildest depths and get the latest facts from the field! Scientist Jessica Cramp illuminates her work … Continue reading

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THIS BOOK IS CUTE

This Book Is Cute! The Soft and Squishy Science and Culture of “Aww” by Sarah Wassner Flynn  Ever wonder why some creatures just make you want to cuddle them? Those adorable big eyes. Those floppy ears! And that soft velvety fur. Welcome … Continue reading

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