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Science Reading List, 2011-2012

(work in progress)

Library Science

– The Dewey Decimal System (True Book) by Allan Fowler

– Bob the Alien Discovers the Dewey Decimal System by Sandy Donovan, Martin Haake (Illustrator)

– Libraries and Reference Materials (Straight to the Source) by John Hamilton (Goodreads Author)

Science Basics

– Science (100 Things You Should Know About Series) by Steve Parker, Peter Riley

– Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell, Richard P. Campbell (Photographer)

– What Is Energy?: Exploring Science With Hands-on Activities (In Touch With Basic Science) by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– Energy Makes Things Happen (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

– What Is Electricity and Magnetism?: Exploring Science With Hands-on Activities (In Touch With Basic Science) by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– What Makes a Magnet? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Franklyn Mansfield Branley

– What Magnets Can Do (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Magnets (Young Scientist Concepts and Projects) by Steve Parker

– What Is Light?: Exploring Science With Hands-on Activities (In Touch With Basic Science) by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes from (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Franklyn Mansfield Branley

– What Are Solids, Liquids, and Gases? by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– What Is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Paul Meisel

– What Is Sound?: Exploring Science With Hands-on Activities (In Touch With Basic Science) by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– What Are Forces and Motion?: Exploring Science With Hands-on Activities (In Touch With Basic Science) by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– Forces Make Things Move (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

– Gravity Is a Mystery (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Franklyn Mansfield Branley, Edward Miller (Illustrator)

– Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

– I Wonder Why Tunnels Are Round & Other Questions about Building by Steve Parker

– Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activites (For Kids series) by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

– The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman

Creatures

– Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution by Steve Jenkins

– Basher: Biology: Life As We Know It by Basher, Dan Green

– Life Cycles (Living Processes) by Richard Spilsbury

– Exploding Ants: Amazing Facts About How Animals Adapt by Joanne Settel

– Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Patricia Lauber, Holly Keller (Illustrator)

– 100 Things About Insects (100 Things You Should Know About) by Steve Parker

– Insect (DK Eyewitness Books) by Laurence Mound

– A Snail’s Pace (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Inside an Ant Colony (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Frogs and Toads and Tadpoles, Too (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Amphibian (DK Eyewitness Books) by Barry Clarke

– At Home with the Gopher Tortoise: The Story of a Keystone Species by Madeleine Dunphy, Michael Rothman (Illustrator)

– Bird (DK Eyewitness Books) by Penelope Arlon

– Animals (Picture Reference) by Janine Amos, John Butler

– Macmillan Children’s Guide to Endangered Animals by Roger Few, Laurence Pringle

– When the Wolves Returned by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Dan Hartman (Illustrator), Cassie Hartman (Photographer)

– Looking For Miza: The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla Family Who Rescued One of Their Own by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff

– Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins

– How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships by Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

– Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember by Steve Jenkins

– What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (Caldecott Honor Book) by Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

– Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors by Joyce Sidman, Beckie Prange (Illustrator)

– Animal Tracks and Signs: Track Over 400 Animals From Big Cats to Garden Birds by Jinny Johnson

Human Body

– Body Atlas by Steve Parker

– 100 Things You Should Know About the Human Body by Steve Parker

– Basher Human Body: Life As We Know It by Basher, Dan Green

– Human Body (DK Eyewitness Books) by Steve Parker

– The Skeleton Inside You (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Philip Balestrino

– Skeleton (DK Eyewitness Books) by Steve Parker

– Brain Surgery for Beginners and Other Major Operations for Minors: A Scalpel-Free Guide to Your Insides by Steve Parker, David West

– Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Melvin Berger

– Germs Make Me Sick! (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)by Melvin Berger, Marylin Hafner (Illustrator)

Plant Life

– Plant (DK Eyewitness Books) by David Burnie

– Plant Parts by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– Plant Reproduction by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

– From Seed to Plant (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Green Plants: From Roots to Leaves (Science Answers) by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

– Plant Growth (The Life of Plants) by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– Plant Habitats (The Life of Plants) by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– Plant Classification (The Life of Plants) by Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury

– Living in a Rain Forest (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Allan Fowler

– Dig, Plant, and Grow! (Life Skills) by Louise Spilsbury

– Plants That Eat Animals (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Good Mushrooms and Bad Toadstools (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Tree (Eyewitness Books) by David Burne

– It Could Still Be a Tree (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

Earth Systems

– Basher Science: Rocks & Minerals by Basher

– Rock & Mineral (DK Eyewitness Books) by R.F. Symes, The Staff of the Natural History Museum, London

– Crystal & Gem (DK Eyewitness Books) by R.F. Symes, R.R. Harding

– Weather (DK Eyewitness Books) by Martin Sheen

– Children’s Weather Encyclopedia: Discover the Science Behind Our Planet’s Weather by Louise Spilsbury

– Feel the Wind (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Arthur Dorros

– The Science of Water: Projects and Experiments with Water Science and Power (Tabletop Scientist) by Steve Parker

– The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino, Jon Nelson

– Icebergs, Ice Caps, and Glaciers (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Antarctica (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Allan Fowler

– The Atlas of Wild Places: In Search of the Earth’s Last Wildernesses by Roger Few

– Living in a Desert (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Allan Fowler, Linda Cornwell

– Jungle (DK Eyewitness Books) by Theresa Greenaway

– Eyewitness: Pond & River (Eyewitness Books) by Steve Parker, Philip Dowell (Illustrator)

– Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest by Steve Jenkins

– The Disappearing Mountain And Other Earth Mysteries: Erosion And Weathering (Raintree Fusion) by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

– How Mountains Are Made (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

– The Top of the World : Climbing Mount Everest by Steve Jenkins

Natural Disasters

– Natural Disasters (DK Eyewitness Books) by Claire Watts

– Fire in the Forest: A Cycle of Growth and Renewal by Laurence Pringle

– Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: Adventure, Explore, Discover (America’s National Parks) by Stephen Feinstein

– Volcanoes: The Fiery Mounts (LifeViews Series) by Michael George

– Volcanoes (Earth’s Power) by David Armentrout, Patricia Armentrout

– Awesome Forces of Nature: Violent Volcanoes by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

– Volcanoes (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Franklyn Mansfield Branley, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)

– Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber

– Volcanoes and Earthquakes (DK Eyewitness Books) by Susanna van Rose

– Earthquakes (reillustrated) (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) by Franklyn Mansfield Branley

– Awesome Forces of Nature: Shattering Earthquakes by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

– Awesome Forces of Nature: Howling Hurricanes (Awesome Forces of Nature) (Awesome Forces of Nature) by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

– Awesome Forces of Nature: Terrifying Tornadoes (Awesome Forces of Nature) by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury

– Hurricane & Tornado (DK Eyewitness Books) by Jack Challoner

Ocean Life

– Oceans (Qeb Planet Earth) by Steve Parker, SALLY PARKER

– Oceans by Sylvia Earle, Johnna Rizzo

– National Geographic Atlas of the Ocean: The Deep Frontier (National Geographic) by Sylvia Earle

– Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steve Jenkins

– Dive: My Adventures In the Deep Frontier (My Adventures) by Sylvia Earle

– World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life by Darlene Trew Crist, Sylvia Earle (Foreword), Gail Scowcroft, James M. Harding Jr.

– Sea Critters by Sylvia Earle, Wolcott Henry (Photographer)

– An Octopus Is Amazing (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Patricia Lauber, Holly Keller (Illustrator)

– Fish (DK Eyewitness Books) by Steve Parker

– Stars of the Sea (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Shellfish Aren’t Fish (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Jump into Science: Coral Reefs by Sylvia Earle

– Life in a Coral Reef (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Wendy Pfeffer, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator)

– It Could Still Be Coral (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Hello, Fish!: Visiting The Coral Reef by Sylvia Earle

– Water and Light: A Diver’s Journey to a Coral Reef (Southwestern Writers Collection Series) by Stephen Harrigan

– Life in a Pod of Whales (Animal Groups) by Richard Spilsbury, Heinemann (Editor)

– Whales (Little Golden Books) by Jane Werner Watson

– Dolphin Man: Exploring the World of Dolphins by Laurence Pringle

– Friendly Dolphins (Rookie Read-About Science) by Allan Fowler

– Dolphin Talk: Whistles, Clicks, and Clapping Jaws (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Wendy Pfeffer, Helen K. Davie (Illustrator)

– Nine True Dolphin Stories by Margaret Davidson

– Shark (DK Eyewitness Books) by Miranda MacQuitty

– 100 Things You Should Know About Sharks by Steve Parker

– Tiburon (DK Eyewitness Books) by Miranda MacQuitty

– Sharks by Erik D. Stoops, Sherrie Stoops

– Sharks (New Naturebooks) by Gary Lopez

– The Encyclopedia of Sharks by Steve Parker

– Sharks (Discovery Kids Series) by Janine Amos, Christopher Collier

– Seashore (DK Eyewitness Books) by Steve Parker

Ecology and Environmentalism

– Ecology (DK Eyewitness Books) by Brian Lane, Laura Buller

– Get a Grip on Ecology (Get a Grip) by David Burne, David Burnie

– Highlights Ecology Handbook by Laurence Pringle, James C. Enochs, Jack Myers, Lynne Cheney, William O. Douglas, Eric Hirst, Steve Barkin

– Earth Heroes: Champions of the Wilderness by Carol Malnor, Bruce Malnor, Anisa C. Hovemann

– The Kids’ Guide to Nature Adventures: 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors by Joe Rhatigan

– Pollution Crisis (Planet in Crisis) by Steve Parker

– Where Does the Garbage Go?: Revised Edition (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Paul Showers, Randy Chewning (Illustrator), Randy Chewing (Illustrator)

– Recycling (Green Kids) by Neil Morris

– The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches, Mark Chambers (Illustrator)

– Capitan Verdeman/ Captain Verdeman: Superheroe Del Reciclaje/ Recycling superhero (Albumes) (Spanish Edition) by Ellie Bethel, Alexandra Colombo (Illustrator)

– Likeable Recyclables: Creative Ideas for Reusing Bags, Boxes, Cans, and Cartons by Linda Schwartz, Beverly Armstrong (Illustrator)

– Earth Book for Kids: Activities to Help Heal the Environment by Linda Schwartz

– Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System by Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton (Illustrator)

– Eco-Friendly Families by Helen Coronato

– The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan

Earth and Astronomy

– Basher Planet Earth: What planet are you on? by Basher (Illustrator), Dan Green

– Earth (DK Eyewitness Books) by Caryn Jenner

– Our Earth (Discovery Kids Series) by Janine Amos, Christopher Collier

– You’re Aboard Spaceship Earth (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Patricia Lauber, Holly Keller (Illustrator)

– Floating in Space (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Franklyn Mansfield Branley

– Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

– Looking Down by Steve Jenkins

– Eyewitness: Moon (DK Eyewitness Books) by Jacqueline Mitton

– Planets (Dk Eyewitness Books) by David

– The Planets in Our Solar System (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Franklyn Mansfield Branley, Kevin O’Malley (Illustrator)

– Mars (DK Eyewitness Books) by Stuart Murray, Edward Sibley Barnard

– Astronomy: Out of this World! by Basher (Illustrator), Dan Green

– The Night Sky (Usborne Spotter’s Guides) by Nigel Henbest, Steve Parker, Ted Dewan

– The Sky Is Full of Stars (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Franklyn Mansfield Branley

– Universe (DK Eyewitness Books) by Robin Kerrod

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