The April issue of SB&F is now available to subscribers. Please visit the current issue section to read the issue online or to download and print the issue. In this issue you’ll find a feature article on the children’s science series Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out. Learn about the history of this renowned series from current editor Phoebe Yeh. Several of the book’s celebrated authors and illustrators, such as Aliki, Wendy Pfeffer, and Anne Rockwell, talk about their experience writing and illustrating the series too.
The April issue also includes over 50 new science books reviews. A few of my favorites reviewed this month are the latest installment in the Scientists in the Field Series, Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist by Peter Lourie; a fun hands-on science book called Kinetic Contraptions: Build a Hovercraft, Airboat, and More with a Hobby Motor from Chicago Review Press; and for the science educator, Preschool Pathways to Science: Facilitating Scientific Ways of Thinking, Talking, Doing, and Understanding from Paul Brooks Publishing. With stories, some examples and guides, and thoughtful discussion, this book encourages teachers to help students do science, without imposing a list of required words or experiments. Check out the April issue for full reviews of these books and many others.
Another intriguing science book that is getting a lot of attention right now is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The author’s journey to uncover the life of Ms. Lacks is both personal and full of scientific discovery. Pick up a copy of the book and read the fascinating story yourself! A full review of the book will be available in the May issue of SB&F.
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13 Apr 2010 7:58 AM