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Women in Science - 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

When I was walking through my local bookstore, this book, Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky, was highlighted on their shelves and jumped right out at me. It’s an absolute treasure. The book is...

4 Stars

Anatomy & Bodybuilding - A Complete Visual Guide

When I opened the package for this book my first thought was that it would be great for readers who are looking to workout at the gym. It's just that. If you are looking to get an idea on what areas of the body to work out and what machines...

4 Stars

Max Goes to the Space Station - Science Adventures with Max the Dog series

I admit I was a little worried about reading this book to my four year old son because of the scientific facts that are written in the book. I was worried he would find it boring, but I was wrong. He loved the entire book and wants me to re...

4 Stars

Discovery Snakeopedia - The Complete Guide to Everything Snakes--Plus Lizards and More Reptiles

Discovery Snakeopedia is in a word: 'awesome'. That's a direct quote from five of my children. The pictures are vibrant, beautiful and very detailed. The book is well organized and filled with all kinds of info about snakes and their kin. E...


How Strong Is an Ant?: And Other Questions about Bugs and Insects - Good Question!

“Good Question: How Strong is an Ant? and Other Questions About...Bugs and Insects” by Mary Kay Carson is an informative children’s book that explores the concept of bugs versus insects and their place in our world. There are remarkable fac...

5 Stars

Why Did T. rex Have Short Arms?: And Other Questions about Dinosaurs - Good Question!

“Good Question! Why Did T. rex Have Short Arms? And other Questions about Dinosaurs” by Melissa Stewart is another entertaining children’s book that explores aspects of dinosaurs and their interactions with each other. The wide variety of c...

4 Stars

What Makes a Tornado Twist?: And Other Questions about Weather - Good Question!

Have a question about weather? This book will try to explain whatever questions you have. However, because this is a complex issue, even with pictures it can get confusing. There are lots of illustrations though it help you figure out exact...


How Is My Brain Like a Supercomputer?: And Other Questions about The Human Body - Good Question!

The human body is complex and hard to explain, especially to young children but this book does an awesome job explaining most things that a child can come up with to ask. It starts from conception and how a single cell becomes a person. It...


John Muir - America's First Environmentalist

If you are looking for a general introduction to the life of John Muir and the environmental movement which he sparked, this is an excellent place to start. The author focuses on Muir’s childhood and early years that laid the groundwork for...

4 Stars

Disney Go Green - A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle

In this first book of the brand new series Go Green we find Mickey Mouse and some of his friends teaching us about what we can do in order to help save the environment one little step at a time. It’s presented in easy to understand language...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Asthildur Jonsdottir, Gunndis Finnbogadottir, Ellen Gunnarsdottir
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Science
  • Publisher: Edda USA

How Many Planets Circle the Sun?: And Other Questions about Our Solar System - Good Question!

This is another great question and answer book. This time it's the solar system and space that are the topics. This book has absolutely stunning photos accompany concise and informative answers to questions that many kids (and adults to) ha...


How Does a Seed Sprout?: And Other Questions About Plants - Good Question!

I think that this series does a fantastic job of presenting a great deal of information in a compact yet entertaining fashion. The combination of photographs and drawings enhances the facts being presented and the information is presented i...

5 Stars

How Does a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly?: And Other Questions about Butterflies - Good Question!

“How Does a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly?: And Other Questions About Butterflies” by Melissa Stewart is a children's book beautifully illustrated by Annie Patterson that is part of the ‘Good Question!’ series. The details about the life c...

5 Stars

Why Does Earth Spin?: And Other Questions about Our Planet - Good Question!

Filled with stunning photos, this question and answer book is fun and informative. The questions are phrased to appeal to children and the answers are clear and concise. As a homeschooling mom, I love these types of books. My youngest was f...


The Genius of Dogs - How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

This erudite volume addresses the concept of intelligence in dogs and how it can be evaluated. There are interesting postulations on the cause and effect of domestication as several different species with varying degrees of interaction with...

  • Authors: Brian Hare, Vanessa Woods
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Animals & Pets, Science
  • Publisher: Plume

God's Country

Country Magazine, which is owned by Reader’s Digest Association, has compiled the best and most beautiful countryside locations spanning over the past 20 years that fans would love to revisit. Through stories and photographs taken by some t...

5 Stars

TIME New Frontiers of Space - From Mars to the Edge of the Universe

This hefty book provides images and snippets of information that cannot help but fire one’s imagination. I admit that I have never wondered whether ‘black holes are hairy’ but that is evidently one of the things that the Titanic telescope i...

5 Stars

Forest Food Webs in Action

In this fun children’s science book, the author explains what a forest food web is. It’s where producers like the sun help grown trees to help feed the animals. The animals then consume trees, berries, nuts etc. (which are considered things...

4 Stars

More Forensics and Fiction - Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered

More Forensics and Fiction is a compilation of medical and forensic science questions and answers. The author has fielded questions and done the research work for authors who were unsure how to handle certain situations or plot points in th...

4 Stars