In the works!

  • Dramatic Discoveries:  12 Facts You Won’t Believe (12-Story Library, 2017)
  • SportsZone: STEM in Basketball (2018)
  • Amazing Structures: Building a Bridge (Amicus, 2018)
  • Amazing Structures:  Building a Dam (Amicus, 2018)
  • Amazing Structures:  Building a Stadium (Amicus, 2018)

 

physical science coverCurious Scientists: Mind-Blowing Physical Science Activities 

Educational, easy-to-do physical science activities that will show young readers more about the field of physical science. Using simple, easy to find materials, these activities will help readers better understand gravity, states of matter, density, and more!

Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 2 – 3
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Capstone (August 2017)
ISBN-13:978-1515768937

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engineeringCurious Scientists: Exciting Engineering Activities

Educational, easy-to-do activities will teach young readers more about engineering. Using simple, easy-to-find materials, these activities will help readers to better understand electrical engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering and more.

Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 2 – 3
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Capstone (August 2017)
ISBN-13:978-1515768937

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How it works: The InternetHow it Works: The Internet

Introduces readers to the science that makes the Internet possible. Accessible text, helpful diagrams, and a How Does It Work? feature make this book an exciting introduction to understanding technology.

Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Grade Level: 3 – 6
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Focus Readers (August 2017)
ISBN-13:978-1635173000

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env-engineeringEnvironmental Engineering in the Real World

Environmental engineers keep drinking water clean, protect people from pollution, and take steps to fight climate change. Environmental Engineering in the Real World examines the history of this branch of engineering, what environmental engineers do today, and what’s next for the field.

Grade Level: 3 – 6
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: (Core Library, 2016)
ISBN-13:978-1-63517-011-5

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all-about-codingAll About Coding

Cutting-Edge Technology delivers an in-depth look at today’s hottest technology trends. This book explores the fascinating world of coding. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, and a “How It Works” feature, the book provides an inspiring look at this exciting technology.

Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Grade Level: 3 – 6
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Focus Readers (January 2017)
ISBN-13:978-1-63517-011-5

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robot bookBuilding Better Robots  

Part of the Science Frontiers series, this book examines 12 of the most interesting facts about creating more adaptable and intelligent robots.

Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Grade Level: 3 – 6
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: 12-Story (January 1, 2016)
ISBN-13:9781632353917

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space mythsSpace Myths, Busted! 

Part of a series on groundbreaking discoveries, this high-interest book exposes 12 of the most enduring myths about space.

Grade Level: 3 – 6
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: 12-Story (January 1, 2016)
ISBN-13:9781632353559

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tech mythsTechnology Myths, Busted! 

Part of a series on groundbreaking discoveries, this high-interest book exposes 12 of the most enduring myths about technology.

Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Grade Level: 3 – 6
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: 12-Story (January 1, 2016)
ISBN-13:9781632353566

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12 Incredible Facts about the First Moon Landing

Part of the Turning Points in Us History series, this high-interest book covers the first Moon landing (Apollo 11) in July 1969.

Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Grade Level: 3 – 6
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: 12-Story (January 1, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1632351302

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12 Incredible Facts about Dropping the Atomic Bombs

Part of the Turning Points in Us History series, this high-interest book covers the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in August 1945.

Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Grade Level: 3 – 6
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: 12-Story (January 1, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1632351296

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digdivide

The Digital Divide: 12 Things You Need to Know

Part of the Tech Smarts series, this high-interest book discusses what the digital divide is and what factors contribute to it.

Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Grade Level: 3 – 6
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: 12 Story Library (January 1, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1632352248

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Inventing the Personal Computer

Part of the Spark of Invention series, this high-interest book tells the story of the personal computer’s invention: why there was a need for it, its design and testing, the science behind it, and its lasting impact.

Age Range: 8 – 11 years *
Grade Level: 3 – 6 *
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Child’s World (January 1, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1634074582

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A Review of “The Spark of Invention” in School Library Journal

These highlights in the history of modern technology offer light doses of names and dates, along with nontechnical descriptions of significant early tweaks or innovations. The volumes take snowboarding from the time it was called ‘snurfing’ through Shaun White’s legendary run in the 2010 Olympics, computers from UNIVAC to the Apple II, and mobile phones from Marty Cooper’s first taunting call to a competitor in 1973 to the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. Despite occasional gaps—Laine skips any mention of how color TV came to be—these titles will help young readers pair a range of common tools and toys with the often obscure men (all men, here) who make them possible.

 

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12 Great Moments that Changed Internet History

Part of the Great Moments in Media series, this high-interest book highlights major moments in internet history.  The sample spread, for instance, covers the founding of Google.

Great Moments in Media Series
12-Story Library January 2015
Grade 4 up
ISBN-10: 163235084X

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Junior Library Guild SelectionS35 October 2015 

 

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12 Great Moments that Changed Radio History

Part of the Great Moments in Media series, this high-interest book highlights major moments in radio history.  The sample spread, for instance, covers how advertising changed radio as well as the Golden Age of radio.

Great Moments in Media Series
12-Story Library
January 2015
Grade 4 up
ISBN-10: 1632350866

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Junior Library Guild Special OrderS35

 

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Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering
Great Achievements in Engineering Series Essentials Library  (ABDO) September 2014
Grade 6 up
ISBN-10: 162403425X
ISBN-13: 978-1624034251

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Sample Chapter (pdf)   (<<–Forgive the quality of the scan!)

Junior Library Guild Special OrderC68

A Review from School Library Journal

Gr 6 Up-Extremely tall buildings, bionic legs, and vehicles bound for Mars are among the copious examples of recent and long ago engineering accomplishments described in these substantial accounts that encourage readers to possible careers and various individuals working in these fields. Through nine chapters, each title combines history, project development, the problem-solving work of engineers, and likely future developments in the particular specialty. The numerous concluding tools include hands-on exercises with questions prompting observation and continued thought, which are mostly appropriate for middle school students (though the electrical engineering project is college level). The writing is informative and usually interesting, though a bit challenging; the books would work well with high school and college students. These thoughtful explorations of the importance and work of engineering add depth to science and career materials for skilled readers in the upper grades.  (Review for series)

 

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