STEM (Educational Program to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has been around for years and it’s been good. STEM skills are real problem-solving skills for elementary and high school students.
Obviously, knowing how to solve problems in the real world is an important skill set for everyone. Some kids aren’t always interested in learning science, technology, engineering, or math, but by reading books that show these subjects to be really, really interesting, they can lead their kids in that direction with a more positive attitude. You can move it.
This is the subject of the book under review today. From funny stories bitten by the math curse to incredible tours of the planet to the true story of a boy who made his dream come true in the world of paleontological science, kids learn that STEM subjects are not. As boring as you might think!
Books to borrow
The following books are available in many public libraries.
“Bath of Science” by Jon Scieszka, Lanesmith, Viking, page 40
Reading aloud: ages 7 and up.
Read for yourself: 7-8 years and over.
“In a science class Wednesday, Newton said,“ If you listen closely, you can hear scientific poetry in everything. A young student followed his suggestion, listened intently and wrote a science poem!
Hilarious poems and illustrations on many scientific concepts such as dinosaurs, astronomy, matter and evolution, these and more topics are presented in a way readers should remember.
Scientific terms, concepts and all their gibberish take on new meaning with this choice, which guarantees an explosion of smiles and laughter over the 40 pages. From the creators of the famous “Math Curse”, Scieszka and Smith have done it again with a ridiculous poem on science.
Selection of librarian
Library: Robesonia Community Library, 75 S. Brooke St., Robesonia
Librarian: Susan Eschlemann
Youth Service Coordinator: Leah Ruth
This week’s pick: “Magic School Bus Takesa Moonwalk” by Joanna Cole. Margaret McNamara’s “Earth Day”. Lois Lowry’s “Number the Stars”
Books to buy
The following books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
National Geographic Kids World Atlas, illustrations and photos, various credits, National Geographic Kids, 2021, 216 pages, $ 14.99 paperback
Reading aloud: 11 years and over.
Read for yourself: 11-14 years old.
Travel the world with this incredible 6th edition of the National Geographic Kids World Atlas from National Geographic. Covering all continents and nations, with a wealth of information on many topics, including the physical and political worlds, it is a feast of the heart. But that’s not all. With over 200 breathtaking color photographs, over 120 maps, over 40 illustrated charts and graphs, map symbols, flags of all nations of the Earth and the discoverers of the globe that guide readers. Together, it will delight your eyes.
Without a doubt, the National Geographic Kids World Atlas will surprise, educate and delight readers time and time again.
“Jack Horner, dinosaur hunter!” »By Sophia Gholz, Dave Shephard, Sleeping Bear Press, 2021, 32 pages, $ 16.99 hardcover
Reading aloud: 6-10 years old.
Read for yourself: 7-10 years old.
Meet Jack Horner, a world renowned paleontologist and dinosaur expert. The story is both fascinating and interesting.
As a child, Jack Horner became a paleontologist and dreamed of finding dinosaur bones. Jack was persistent and his parents encouraged him. After much research in the mountains and cliffs of his hometown of Montana, Jack discovered the bones of the first dinosaur at the age of eight and the skeleton of the first dinosaur at the age of thirteen. Jack felt that nothing could stop him.
Jack struggled in school (later diagnosed as an adult with severe dyslexia). He was becoming an expert on fossils, but his teacher warned Jack that he would never be a paleontologist if he didn’t pass the course. Jack decided to learn as much as he could about science, and if he couldn’t become a paleontologist himself, he decided to find a way to work as closely as possible with other paleontologists.
After serving in the US Army, Jack sent a letter to the museum for a job. Jack was donated to the Museum of Natural History at Princeton University, where he was quickly recognized as an expert in fossil reading. His next step was promotion, and he was sent out to the field to dig into the team. Nothing compared to Jack Horner’s ability to see what others couldn’t see in the cliffs, and soon he made one discovery after another.
A fascinating true story of a boy chasing the dream “Jack Horner, a dinosaur hunter!” They can provide readers with the encouragement they need to pursue what they want most.
Nationally unionized, Kendal Rautzhan writes and lectures on children’s literature. She can be contacted at [email protected]