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:
- Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be
by Daniel Loxton (young adult)
- Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain: The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science
by Diane Swanson (ages 9-12)
- Turn it Loose – The Scientist in Absolutely Everybody
by Diane Swanson(Grades 4-8)
- Sasquatches from Outer Space: Exploring the Weirdest Mysteries Ever
by Tim Yule, Keith Baxter (9-12 yrs)
- How Do You Know It’s True? : Discovering the Difference Between Science and Superstition
by Hyman Ruchlis (ages 12-15)
Thanks to Phil Plait, The Bad Astronomer.