Monday, February 14, 2011

More Books for Kid Scientists...

My Kid Scientist Aiden, has been busy reading.  In fact, he's currently reading everything in sight.  We wanted to share some of his current favorite science books...

Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim  by Juliana Hatkoff.  This amazing story is about a young dolphin who became entangled in the lines of a crab pot.  Though she was rescued and survived, the blood supply to her tail was compromised and she ended up losing her tail.  Through the donations and work of many people, a prosthetic tail was built for Winter.  This is a fantastic story and the photographs throughout the book are amazing.  Aiden loves this book and I am sure you're Kid Scientists will as well.
The Magic Tree House - Research Guides by Mary Pope Osborne.  This is a brilliant series for young readers and Aiden is equally compelled by the Research Guides as the fictional stories.  The magic tree house allows the two young characters, Jack and Annie, to travel through time in search of various clues.  The best part of the story is the historical or geographical setting and the interesting information that is shared with young readers.  Many of the fictional books have research guide companions.  Here the author shares the background knowledge she learned while writing the fictional story.  These are great tools for helping young readers understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction, and the settings of the stories are extremely engaging.  Aiden asked me to pass on, "I think everybody should read these books because they teach you so much and they are fun to read."
What do your Kid Scientists enjoy reading?

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