Some things for the kids

Well actually for their parents and grandparents. Especially with Christmas on the horizon.

Right where you are now

Right Here You Are Now is a bedtime story for kids. It’s also scientifically accurate, so it’s more than just a bedtime story—it’s an educational adventure. This book will help kids understand geologic time. Seems pretty important to me.

This is how Tracy Reva describes the book in her review:

“While this book contains a lot of information it’s presented in a very appealing manner that will make children want to read it. The pages are bright and colorful, and the illustrations make children wonder what comes next. The facts are presented in a manner that encourages the curiosity of young readers and the passages of reading material are short ones. The book itself is 26 pages and it packs a lot of interesting facts into each and every page. I am so impressed with it I plan to buy a couple of copies to use as presents for my grandson, niece and nephews.”

See also: review by review by Lavanya Karthik

The book will be launched in the UK on 25 September.

Register here to be informed when the book is released and can be purchased.

Thanks to The Dispersal of Darwin

Charlie and the kiwi

Charlie and Kiwi: An Evolutionary Adventure is another book aimed at young children (4 – 8 yrs). And it has a local theme which will appeal.

It was supported by a grant from the US National Science Foundation, so again it will be scientifically accurate. It uses Charles Darwin to take the reader on a journal through time and through the important scientific principle of evolution.

Published last June it is available now.

Again thanks to The Dispersal of Darwin

Skeptics dictionary for kids

The Skeptic’s Dictionary for Kids is a web site – and obviously for the older kids. great for research, school projects and just searching.

This was set up in July and is being continually added to. The web page also has some interesting links which will be useful for kids interested in science.

And links to some kid’s sciency books:

Thanks to Phil Plait, The Bad Astronomer.

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8 responses to “Some things for the kids

  1. Pingback: Read to your kids! It makes all the difference « Adventures in Melissa Land

  2. The idea is very good but in examining some of the entries elements of closed mindedness start to stand out.
    eg – scientific skepticism – The explanation has some very broad statements about conforming with widely held “scientific” beliefs.
    Some examples of hoaxes are less than useful
    eg.
    “For example, denialists have twisted the facts and left out many things to show that evolution is a hoax, that vaccinations are not safe, that 9/11 was a plot by the Bush administration, and that the Apollo moon landing was a hoax.”

    It would appear that the author is a 911 denier, or is this a political bent.

  3. Perhaps some of it could be better written for the age groups it’s aimed at. But I don’t come to the con clusion you have abgout the author’s motives

  4. The categorisations of a 911 plot may be a relic of an earlier opinion as current weight of evidence would make such a conclusion questionable.
    It can be difficult writing for younger ages and care needed in presenting conclusions.
    I certainly would not question the authors motives after sampling a number of the entries. A refreshing approach with more than a smidgen of stimulation.

  5. DeepGreen4Eva

    I didn’t notice anything about climate change in this book.
    I would have expected a comment along the line that climate deniers are evil and need to be killed.

    The children need to know this and how to go about killing the deniers, or at least handing them into the authorities, who can “deal” with this scum in their own way

  6. Richard Christie

    I didn’t notice anything about climate change in this book.
    I would have expected a comment along the line that climate deniers are evil and need to be killed.

    The children need to know this and how to go about killing the deniers, or at least handing them into the authorities, who can “deal” with this scum in their own way

    Eva, you raise a good point, you ought to raise the point on Ian Wishart’s blog TBR, it’s not often the conspiracy leaves itself open to such rational attack. He’ll know how to take advantage of the conspiracy’s slip-up before they attempt lo get the books recalled or slip in an errata sheet.

  7. I advise caution, Comrades. Until we get orders from Stalin’s brain-a-jar-attached-to-bear we must not tip our hand. First we put the finishing touches on the FEMA death camps, then we buy some more black helicopters and then we get the all-powerful UN to do something or other. Remember the plan and keep all of this strictly secret!

    Global Warming Conspiracy Theory w/ Jesse Ventura

  8. Yes, and noone mention the Galapagos islands.

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