Celebrated since 1919, Children’s Book Week is a week long event meant to encourage and foster a love of reading in young children. The week is marked with celebrations, special events, and activities at libraries, schools and bookstores for children that are designed to encourage a love of books. Children’s Book Week is administered by the Children’s Book Council. The Book Council has created a special website devoted to Children's Book Week. Here you will find bookmarks you can download and a variety of activities for kids and teens, plus tips and resources for teachers, librarians, publishers and booksellers.
We’d like to recommend celebrating Children’s Book Week this year with a science book! Good science books are just as engaging and fun to read as fiction books, plus they encourage children to take an interest in the world around them. Here are a few great children’s science books to get you started. (Search the SB&F Online database for other great children’s science books or visit the SB&F Prize section for more recommendations.)
Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet. Alexandra Siy
The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of Honey Bee Catastrophe. Loree Griffin Burns
Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life. Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
I Love Our Earth. Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor. Emily Arnold McCully
Trout are Made of Trees. April Pulley Sayre
The Wolves are Back. Jean Craighead George
Also, be sure to check out the May issue of SB&F, available now in the Current Issue section. The Issue has a great feature article by children's science book author, Melissa Stewart, on pairing nonfiction science books with fiction books for a unique learning experience. Plus there are more then 50 new science book reviews in the issue.
11 May 2010 10:43 AM