Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Science Books for Children: Scientist in the Field Series

from The Tarantula Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series). Photograph by Nic Bishop.

This Scientist in the Field series, published by HMH, is written for children in about grade 4 and higher. The informational texts features recounts of first hand adventures in the field coupled with striking photography. Although I have read many of the books, I have not yet finished the series. I do plan to one day make my way through each book as they are that well written, interesting, and informative. 

Robert F. Sibert award winners: Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot and Sibert honors, The Tarantula Scientist, Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea, and The Elephant Scientist

Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award honor Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion

The Books

Batten, Mary. (2001).  Anthropologists: Scientists of the People (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Magadalena Hurtado and Kim Hill. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Bishop, Nic. (2002).  Digging for Bird Dinosaurs: An Expedition to Madagascar (Scientists in the Field Series).  Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Burns, Loree Griffin. (2014). Beetle Busters: (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Burns, Loree Griffin. (2010). The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Burns, Loree Griffin. (2007). Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field Series).  Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.

Sea Turtle Scientist

Carson, Mary Kay. (2014). Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America’s Own Backyard (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Tom Ulhman. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Carson, Mary Kay. (2010). The Bat Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Tom Ulhman. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.



Carson, Mary Kay. (2007). Emi and the Rhino Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Tom Ulhman. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Collard, Sneed B. III. (2008). Science Warriors: The Battle Against Invasive Species (Scientists in the Field Series).  Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Collard, Sneed B. III. (2005). The Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America’s Lost Grasslands (Scientists in the Field Series).  Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Frydenborg, Kay. (2012). Wild Horse Scientists (Scientist in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Jackson, Donna M. (2011). Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Nic Bishop. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.


Jackson, Donna M. (2002). The Wildlife Detectives: How Forensic Scientists Fight Cries Against Nature (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Wendy Shattil and Bob Rozinski. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Jackson, Donna M. (2002). The Bug Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Kramer, Stephen. (2003). Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Dennis Kunkle. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Lourie, Peter. (2012). The Polar Bear Scientist (Scientist in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Lourie, Peter. (2011). The Manatee Scientist: Saving Vulnerable Species (Scientist in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Lourie, Peter. (2009). Whaling Season: A Year on the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist (Scientist in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Mallory, Kenneth. (2006). Diving to a Deep-Sea Volcano (Scientists in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Mallory, Kenneth. (2002). Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks (Scientists in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
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Montgomery, Sy. (2014). Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cat (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Nic Bishop. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Montgomery, Sy. (2013). The Tapir Scientists: Saving South America’s Largest Mammal (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Nic Bishop. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Montgomery, Sy. (2012). Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Nic Bishop. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Montgomery, Sy. (2010). Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Nic Bishop. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Montgomery, Sy. (2009). The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Nic Bishop. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Montgomery, Sy. (2007). The Tarantula Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Nic Bishop. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Montgomery, Sy. (2001). The Snake Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Nic Bishop. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
O’Connell, Caitlin and Donna M. Jackson. (2011). The Elephant Scientist: Saving Vulnerable Species (Scientist in the Field Series). Photographs by Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Osborne, Elinor. (2002). Project UltraSwan (Scientist in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Rusch, Elizabeth. (2014). The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans (Scientist in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Rusch, Elizabeth. (2013). Eruptions: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives (Scientist in the Field Series). Photographs by Tom Uhlman. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Swinburne, Stephen R. (2014). Sea Turtle Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.



Swinburne, Stephen R. (2002). The Wood Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Susan C. Morse. Swinburne, Stephen R. (2001). Once A Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf  (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Jim Brandenburg. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Turner, Pamela. (2013). The Dolphins of Shark Bay (Scientist in the Field Series). Photographs by Scott Tuason. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.


Turner, Pamela. (2012). Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes (Scientist in the Field Series). Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Turner, Pamela. (2011). The Frog Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series). Photographs by Andy Comins. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.

Turner, Pamela. (2010). Project Seahorse (Scientist in the Field Series). Photographs by Scott Tuason. Boston, MA: HMH Books for Young Readers.

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