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September 2010 - Editor's Blog

Welcome to the SB&F Editor's Blog. I am Maria Sosa, Editor-in-Chief of SB&F. Through this blog I hope to interact with the SB&F community and post news and information related to science books, videos, authors, opportunities and other topics of interest to our readers. I hope you find the blog useful and entertaining. Please, join the conversation by posting a comment on our Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!


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  • Ubiquitous (Houghton Mifflin, 2010) is a delightful book of poetry for young readers. More than a poetry book, Ubiquitous weaves sound science through out its pages. Our long time reviewer and member of the SB&F Prize committee, Dr. Edward Saiff, recently reviewed the book. See his full review below. Be sure to check out our suggested reading list of other science and poetry books. (Free registration required to view these resources. Please create a free account here .) SB&F review of Ubiquitous : Poetry and science aren’t often found in the same children’s book, but Ubiquitous serves both areas well. The book celebrates several species that are thriving on earth today with...      Read more...
    Published 14 Sep 2010 2:35 PM by Heather Malcomson
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  • Author and illustrator Steve Jenkins is a favorite of mine. He has written and illustrated over 20 science books for young audiences, including the SB&F Prize winner, Sisters & Brothers , a delightful look at sibling relationships in the animal world. His books are appealing to children of all ages. In fact I read the board book version of Move! to my two and a half year old and she loves it! His most recent book is Bones . This book is an artistic, but accurate view of the bones of the human body. The text is simple, yet engaging. And, as usual, the illustrations are captivating. Mr. Jenkins not only researches and writes his books, he is also an accomplished artist. He uses paper collage...      Read more...
    Published 7 Sep 2010 10:41 AM by Heather Malcomson
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