A Perfect Equation is a great blend of romance, smart, strong women, and problems to solve!
Letty is our female love interest, and she’s such an interesting character. She’s so closed off from others, and she doesn’t “NEED” help from anyone. I enjoyed watching her evolve and grow. As she finds herself in charge of the Athena’s Retreat, a place for women scientists (and a secret), we get to see her grow and change.
Wow! This was a pretty darn cool book! I know that sounds a little dramatic, but seriously, it’s awesome!
So, why do I like this little gem? It’s got amazing illustrations that are gorgeous, and beg to be looked at. Along with the beautiful artwork, the information provided in this book is great for not only children but adults as well!
Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids allows children to learn about the scientific method! Each experiment is offered with questions for the children to create their hypothesis, observations, and findings.
How I Felt:
I liked that the book was separated into different parts of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). It allowed us to look through the different sections for an experiment we wanted to do and was easy to navigate. There are 50 different experiments in the book, so there are a lot of options! Each experiment has a prep time, difficulty level, ingredients needed, and well-explained steps.
Overall, my family has really enjoyed Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids and we will continue to use it! I would highly recommend.
To Read or Not To Read: If your family loves to do science experiments at home, you will absolutely love this book!
50 educational (and edible!) science experiments you can do at home
In laboratories, at school, and even in your house–science happens everywhere. Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids brings the excitement of scientific investigation to your kitchen with a heaping helping of experiments that you can really sink your teeth into!
From flaming cheese puffs to solar-powered s’mores, discover tons of deliciously fun ways to explore science–plus technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Each of these science experiments for kids comes with easy-to-follow instructions, as well as difficulty and mess ratings so you know how much adult help you’ll need. You’ll even find out what meal each experiment is best for!
Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids includes:
Chew on science–Discover the science in your everyday life with 50 experiments you can try (and taste) yourself.
Fun and educational–Eat your way through five chapters worth of kitchen science experiments for kids, each one based on a specific part of STEAM learning.
All skill levels–Whether it’s your first time experimenting in the kitchen or you’ve already got lots of cooking experience, this book of tasty experiments is for you. Hungry for scientific exploration? Dig in with Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids!
Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids by Megan Olivia Hall
Subtitle: 50 STEAM Projects You Can Eat!
Page Count: 269 pages
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Pub Date: January 21, 2020
I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.
Each page has a few sentences filled with wonderful facts! It is short enough to keep a young reader’s attention, but filled with surprising and awesome facts to keep an older reader engaged.
How I Felt:
The sections of the book are organized by types of animals. Each section is labeled in different colors making it easy to jump to different areas.
* Magnificent Mammals * Creepy Crawlies * Water World * Scaly Things * Amazing Amphibians * Feathered Friends
The photographs in The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids are so vibrant and exciting. My kids could not stop looking at them. We just went from page to page looking at everything!
The exciting facts in this book are short and to the point making it perfect for younger children. These little tidbits are so interesting though, that it would keep the attention of an older reader, or an adult!
Moon Jellyfish were aboard the space shuttle Columbia so scientists could study how jellyfish grow without gravity.”
The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids by Ginjer Clarke
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend this book for any child that has an interest in animals or insects. It’s filled with fascinating facts and beautiful photos. It’s perfect for classrooms and at home. While the publisher recommendation is for ages 9-12, my 6 and 8 year absolutely loved this book. It would be enjoyed by kindergarten age and up.
Where to Find This Book:
The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids by Ginjer Clarke publishes on January 21, 2020, but is available for pre-order now.
The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids by Ginjer Clarke is an easy to read book filled with interesting facts about a variety of animals. The book is broken out into segments making it easy to find a type of animal you want to learn more about.
Many pages feature more than one animal and are filled with absolutely stunning photography. The text is colorful and uses different fonts and sizes giving a fun and vibrant feel to each animal’s information.
Just the Facts:
The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids: 500 Wild Facts! by Ginjer Clarke Published Age Range: 9 – 12 years Page Count: 210 pages Publisher: Rockridge Press Pub Date: January 21, 2020
I received a copy of this advanced reader’s copy for free of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.
What I Loved: This book is packed with amazing little nuggets of information for kids. It’s easy for them to digest because Travis Schwartz does a great job of explaining in short, easy sections.
How I Felt: My kids and I have spent a number of days reading this book. We have started at the beginning and worked our way through and we have jumped around to whatever page catches their eyes. Every time, we enjoy reading the information. There are even some fun little sections where we can try things at home and we have done them! The kids LOVED it!
To Read or Not To Read: This is a great book for home, at a daycare, school, or library! It has so many fun facts and the DIY balloon things are amazing! I would recommend this for K-late elementary school.
What’s This Book About Anyway?
Balloon Time is a book packed with facts about balloons. Each page covers an interesting topic about balloons: what are they made of, why do they pop, static electricity, and just so much more! Additionally, there are segments with at-home experiments you can try with balloons. They are the kind that you really can do at home, you just need a few truly common household items. We loved this book from start to finish and I hope you will too!
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What I Loved: I loved that each bug is introduced with a silly idea such as “Do waterbugs take baths?” The next page then tells you “No!” and then gives you really interesting things that this bug DOES do.
How I Felt: I was just the tiniest bit grossed out by some of the things these bugs do, however, my son was fascinated by each fact. The end of the book has a real picture of each bug and a bit more information. We had to carefully read through that part as well, as he loved it!
To Read or Not To Read: This book is perfect for kids that love bugs! The cartoon story is fun and interesting and the end section with additional information was great! Age appropriate for pre-K through middle elementary.
What’s This Book About Anyway?
Do Doodlebugs Doodle? asks a very silly question about each insect, and then tells you NO, that bug does not do that. It does however, do this. The facts were very interesting and made for a fun read!
What I Loved: I loved the little girl in this story. She is clearly so fascinated by bugs and just wants to see them, but they keep getting away from her!
How I Felt: I wasn’t sure if my daughter would be willing to read this book with all the creepy-crawlies in it, but the artwork was well done and she was interested! I got a bit nervous at the end of the book when the wasp chases her, but the author ended that part of the story so well. The wasp ends up being friends with her, which we all know is very out of character for wasps, so this little girl clearly found a special one!
To Read or Not To Read: This is a great book for kids with a love for insects! The writing is perfect for Pre-K to early elementary.
What’s This Book About Anyway?
A little girl wants to go on a bug hunt. She’s got all of her bug hunting gear: the clothes, bug container, and her bug book. She finds lots of insects, but she can’t seem to capture any of them. They keep getting away. She finally finds the wasp, but it chases her! She manages to capture it without getting stung and makes friends with it. Showing the wasp her adorable book, she calms him down and lets him out so that they can hang out together.
My daughter loves science projects and so this book was just for her. She loved the little girl’s great big ideas and how she took old things and made them new again.
What I Thought:
I really enjoyed Geraldine and the Most Spectacular Science Project. I liked the main character being a young female and focusing on science. That’s always great to see and offers a wonderful role model for a young child. I thought it was very pointed to have a flawed character that can succeed at things she is good at. The girl knows what she can do well and when a chance comes along for her to show people, she takes it! Not everyone is great at the same things in school and I like that this book focused on that. Overall, a wonderful book that my daughter and I both enjoyed reading!
Geraldine is always a bit of a funny girl at school. She comes up with funny ideas for people to do, but is seen as a bit of a goof-off because of it. At home, she spends her time taking apart all the old, discarded things from around the house and make new inventions with them.
Her teacher announces a science fair and first place wins a trophy! Geraldine is so excited and she races home to start on her project. It takes her a bit to come up with just the right idea, but she finally does and she works hard to make it her best work. She is so proud to take it to school and show everyone that she’s not just a goof-ball, she is great at something too.
This ARC was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. The book will publish on February 28, 2020.