Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Quality Science Books for Children in Grades 2-5


Biography
Atkins, Jeannine. 2000. Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists. Illustrated by Paula Conner. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.

Illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

Burleigh, Robert.  2003. Into the Woods: John James Audubon Lives His Dream. Illustrated by Wendel Minor. New York: Atheneum. 
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. New York: HMH Books.


Hopkinson, Deborah. 2003. Maria’s Comet. Illustrated by Deborah Lanino. New York: Aladdin.
Hopping, Lorraine Jean. 2005. Space rocks: The Story of Planetary Geologist Adriana Ocampo. New York: Franklin Watts.

Locker, Thomas & Joseph Bruchac. 2004. Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder. New York: Fulcrum. 











Informational
Carson, Mary Kay. (2013). Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More; A History with 21 Activities. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press. 
Conlan, Kathy. 2002. Under the Ice: A Marine Biologist at Work. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.Fox, Karen C. 2010. Older Than the Stars. Illustrated by Nancy Davis. Watertown, MA: Charelesbridge.
Hughes, Susan. 2010. Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science.  Illustrations by Michael Wandelmaier. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press.
Markle, Sandra. 2011. Race the Wind: A Story of the Sable Island Horses. Illustrated by Layne Johnson.  New York: Walker.
Munduruku Daniel. 2000. Tales of the Amazon: How the Munduruku Indians Live. Illustrated by 
Laurabeatriz. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books. 
Murphy, Jim. (2003). An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 New York: Clarion.
Murphy, Jim & Alison Blank. (2012). Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure. New York: Clarion.
Peters, Lisa Westberg. (2003). Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story.  Illustrated by Lauren Stringer. Boston, MA: Harcourt.
Pratt-Serafini, Kristin Joy. (2000). Salamander Rain: A Lake & Pond Journal. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.

Siy, Alexandra. (2005). Mosquito Bite. Photographs by Dennis Kunkel. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

Poetry (Full Books and Anthologies)







Yolen, Jan. 2003. Color Me a Poem: Nature Poems for Young Readers. Illustrated by  Jason Stemple. Honesdale, PA: Bods Mills Press.

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