• Biography

    Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion. Andrea Giamopoulos.  Capstone Press.
    Sir Isaac Newton is one of history's most famous scientists. This book, written in a comic book format, will introduce young readers to Sir Isaac Newton's accomplishments from building a mill at age 11 to discovering the laws of motion.

    Marie Curie. Elizabeth MacLeod. Kids Can Press.
    Marie Curie was a world famous scientist who one the Nobel Laureate twice in her lifetime for her work studying radiation and her discovery of new metals.

    Rocks in His Head. Carol Otis Hurst. Greenwillow Books.
    This is the story of the author's father who had a passion for collecting rocks. Even through difficult times during the Great Depression, Carole's father did not give up on his interest. His commitment led him to an experience of a lifetime at a local science museum.

    The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps.  Jeanette Winter. Random House.
    Jane Goodall was a famous scientist who studied chimpanzees in the African Forests of Gombe, Tanzania. Young animal lovers will learn how Jane dedicated her life to the animals she cared for.

    Who Was Charles Darwin? Deborah Hopkinson. Gosset & Dunlap.
    As a young boy, Charles Darwin loved to experiment as a young boy. He had a strong curiosity about natural world. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and shared his ideas about natural world for everyone to learn from. 


    Life, Earth, and Physical Sciences

    A is for … ? A Photographer's Alphabet of Animals. Written and illustrated with photographs by Henry Horenstein. Gulliver/Harcourt Brace.    
    Young students will observe the beautiful black-and-white photographs in this very special alphabet book. 

    Butterfly Story. Anca Hariton. Dutton.
    Follow the life of a red admiral butterfly's life cycle. Learn about the butterfly's life cycle including metamorphosis, the butterfly's habitat, and more.

    DandelionsKathleen V. Kudlinski.  Lerner. 
    This book is explains the life cycle of the dandelion plant and important facts about plants.

    Day and Night. Margaret Hall. Capstone Press.
    This nonfiction picture book uses text, diagrams, and photographs to create a visual library showing how the Earth's rotation causes day and night.

    Follow a Raindrop: The Water Cycle. Elsie Ward. Scholastic.
    Follow a raindrop is a fiction title with a nonfiction theme. A talking raindrop explains how a drop of water begins in the ocean, rises into the air and returns as rain.

    How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food. Chris Butterworth. Candlewick Press.
    Where does the food we eat really come from. Read this book to find where common foods we eat everyday really come from. 

    How Is a Pencil Made? Angela Royston. Heinemann Library.
    A colorful picture book showing how pencils are manufactured.

    I See Animals Hiding. Jim Arnosky. Scholastic.
    Illustrations in watercolor demonstrate how colors of animals blend in with their environment. Students explore the concepts of camouflage by locating animals in their natural habitats.

    The Life Cycle of a Bean.  Angela Royston. Reed Education and Professional Publishing
    This book introduces the life cycle of a bean plant from the time it is planted until it grows into a mature plant.

    My Five Senses. Margaret Miller. Simon & Schuster.
    An early childhood reader that introduces the five senses and how the senses help people to experience the world around them.

    A Plastic Bottle's Journey.  Suzanne Slade. Picture Window Books.
    Follow along a plastic bottle's fascinating journey from the time it is made until the time the bottle is recycled.

    Prehistoric Actual Size. Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin.
    This book features a number of prehistoric animals and information about the animals' characteristics including how long ago they lived on Earth.

    Simple Machines. Allan Fowler. Children's Press.
    Full-color photographs and text explain the function of different simple machines that children come across in their daily lives.

    Solids, Liquids, And Gases. Ginger Garrett. Children's Press.
    Solids, liquids, and gases are three states of matter that are featured in this book. 

    The Sun Is My Favorite Star. Frank Asch. Harcourt Brace. 
    Readers follow the sun from morning to night to explain the sun's movement and importance on Earth.

    What is a Scientist? Barbara Lehn. Millbrook Press.
    What is a Scientist contains simple text and photographs to introduce young students to the scientific process.

    13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System (National Geographic Kids). David Aguilar. National Geographic Children's Press.
    Second grade students and up will enjoy this recently published book explaining the characteristics of our solar systems eight main planets and dwarf planets.