Thursday, April 20, 2023

Animals with super sensory powers & sassy math poem books for ages 8-12 [Sporlight & giveaway USA/CANADA]

Detector Dogs, Dynamite Dolphins and More Animals with Super Sensory Powers by Christina Couch and Cara Giaimo | Ages 9-12

ISBN: 9781536219128
Ages 9-12
MIT Kids Press $24.99

My thoughts:
  In this MIT Kids Press (an imprint of Candlewick Press) book the authors provide a terrific science book that will engage students minds at length. Presented in a manner that is both educational and entertaining with indexing, bibliography, references for further exploration all of which make this a classroom and library significant book. It will be invaluable in learning to research and document information.

The articles describing the talents and powers of these various animals will enthrall the student and give a better appreciation for these creatures and their usefulness to mankind.

I highly recommend.

About the book: Meet incredible animals with all kinds of highly developed senses and learn about the jobs they do in this book full of amazing facts, cool science, and activities.

Fly alongside a photo-delivery pigeon, discover a honeybee’s electric secrets, and sail the high seas with a poop-sniffing dog detective on a mission to save endangered killer whales. All of these animals use their super senses, from echolocation to electroreception, to help human coworkers tackle real-world problems like pollution and global warming. Each chapter introduces a different animal, such as Cynthia, the pipe-fixing ferret, and Rosita, a goat who helps prevent wildfires. With bright and entertaining text alongside colorful photos and illustrations, this book examines how each animal’s behavior and biology makes it perfectly suited for the job it does. At the end of each chapter, curious young scientists are invited to explore their own human senses through fun guided experiments.

Counting in Dog Years and Other Sassy Math Poems by Besty Franco | Ages 8-12

ISBN: 9781536201161
Candlewick Press | Ages 8-12

My thoughts:
 I absolutely love this bright, rollicking book of fun illustrations, poems, and mind stimulating math problems/activities. This will be a fun way to engage elementary  students and encourage thoughtful thinking and problem solving.

Fun ways to look at the uses for math in ways you probably wouldn't normally think. 

If you have a budding mathematician, this is for them! If you have a bored-at-math or a fearful-of-math kid, this is for them!

I encourage school libraries, public libraries, and home libraries to shelve this book in their collections. 

About the book: Twenty-nine playful poems from the maven of math poetry + ingenious high-concept art = countless hours of mind-blowing, mathematical fun.

Award-winning author Betsy Franco is back with another pitch-perfect performance that explores a range of math topics—from fractions and time measurements to geometry and graphs—in a way that relates math to the daily lives of children. Even the most mathematically disinclined will warm to these innovative poems, illustrated with game-changing wit and whimsy by Priscilla Tey, whose clever mechanical “Numbots” guide readers through a surreal playground of calculated delights. From multiplying mice to missing socks, from stinky scales to bug races, this collection of imaginative verse subtracts the mystery, fear, and loathing from mathematics, making it engrossing and fun for all.

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