Physical Sciences for Kids: It Matters!

This summer I have been teaching chemistry to some high school students. While gathering information, I have been amazed at the books that are available to introduce chemistry concepts to very young children. For example, All about Matter (Science Builders) … Continue reading

Change the World with Plant a Pocket of Prairie

Have you heard about how the monarch butterfly is rapidly disappearing? The children’s picture book, Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Betsy Bowen, is a quiet, gentle book that just might inspire you and your … Continue reading

The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science

Although I got carried away and did a full review at Growing with Science, I also want to share this wonderful new resource here. Reading poems to children throughout the year has many benefits. It increases their vocabulary, makes them … Continue reading

Nonfiction Authors in Person: Sandra Markle, Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer

I am just back from children’s book paradise, or in this case the Tucson Festival of Books. This is the fourth largest book festival in the United States and it is only in the 6th year. It is held on … Continue reading