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Science on the Loose: Amazing Activities and Science Facts You'll Never Believe

Helaine Becker (2008), 64 pages
Illustrated by Claudia Davila
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Category: Nonfiction
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This wacky book turns everything that you know about science on its ear! Did you know that dogs With mesmerizing pictures and easy to do experiments, it makes a broad spectrum of abstract scientific principles accessible to kids 4th grade and up. Did you know that dogs can be trained to detect bladder cancer in humans? Or that if you fall into a black hole you may pop out in another universe? Science on the loose makes science more fun than it has ever been!
Reviewed by: lauraf
Date read: 3/22/2014
ISBN-10: 1897349181
ISBN-13: 9781897349182
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Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea

Chris Butterworth (2006), 32 pages
Illustrated by John Lawrence
Audience: Preschool - 3rd Grade
Category: Animal, Nonfiction
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What fish has the head of a horse, a tail like a monkey, tiny prickles down its back like a dragon, and a pouch like a kangaroo? By the title, I bet you can guess- it is a sea horse. But did you know that sea horses can change color and are the only male fish that can be 'pregnant'. This book has a great way of supplying a lot on information is a fun and informative way.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/13/2009
ISBN-10: 0763629898
ISBN-13: 9780763629892
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Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World

Jane Yolen (2008), 112 pages
Illustrated by Christine Joy Pratt
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Adventure, Historical, Nonfiction
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It's no secret that pirates are thieving, murdering scallywags that take what they want no matter the cost. And pirates are all men, right? Wrong! This book contains the scandalous stories of 13 lady pirates, and they were just as notorious and naughty as any male pirate. Some of these women turned to pirating because they were poor and despairing, while others were motivated by simple greed. They thumbed their noses at the law and seized power in a world that had very different expectations for women. The woodcut inspired illustrations lend power and a sense of history to these exciting stories.
Similar books: The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen; Women of the Sea: Ten Pirate Stories by Myra Weatherly
Reviewed by: lauraf
Date read: 3/29/2013
ISBN-10: 1580891314
ISBN-13: 9781580891318
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Secret Subway: The Fascinating Tale of an Amazing Feat of Engineering

Martin W. Sandler (2009), 96 pages
Audience: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Nonfiction
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Read the fascinating story of New York City's first subway. In the 1860s, New York City was a center of manufacturing, transportation and entertainment with a population of more than one million people and many more tourists. Unfortunately, traffic was so bad that it took hours to go a few miles and crossing the street was a hazard. The hundreds of horses that pulled wagons, buses, and trolleys produced as much as ten pounds of manure every day! Gross! Something had to be done! Enter Alfred Ely Beach, an inventor and entrepreneur. He thought an underground railway, which he would invent and build, was the only way to relieve the congestion, and the manure, on the streets. The challenges of designing and manufacturing the subway were daunting enough. But because Boss Tweed would not allow the city to give Beach permission to build the subway, his men dug the tunnel for the subway at night, storing the dirt in an empty building, so no one would know what they were doing. This story is so amazing that you won't believe it really happened.
Reviewed by: hap
Date read: 8/13/2009
ISBN-10: 1426304625
ISBN-13: 9781426304620
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Seeing Is Believing

Gareth Moore (2015), 32 pages
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Nonfiction
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Amaze your friends and family with this book of brain-bending optical illusions! See examples of distance illusions, two-in-one illusions, color illusions, and more. If you get stuck, don't worry - tips and answers are in the back of the book.
Book Series: Brain Benders
Similar books: Color Illusions: Visual Tricks, Fantastic Facts, and Impossible Puzzles
Reviewed by: Kristen
Date read: 10/5/2015
ISBN-10: 1467772011
ISBN-13: 9781467772013
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