Book Series Review of My First Science Book About
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My First Science Book About
Written by Donald M. Silver
Illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Dover Publications
What to Expect: Kid-friendly scientific content, coloring pages
The My First Science Book About series from Dover Publications offers a wonderful introduction to various scientific topics that are ideal for 8–12-year-old kids. Beautiful black line illustrations lend themselves to coloring with pencils or fine markers. Each book provides detailed illustrations along with well-researched captions explaining different scientific concepts.
This fun and informative coloring book/field guide will inform readers about how the plants and animals in our backyards are dependent on each other for survival and how we are all connected in the ecosystem that is Earth.
In this carefully researched book, easy-to-understand captions and realistic illustrations answer many questions about what makes our oceans so special.
Travel back to prehistoric times in this highly detailed coloring book. In addition to the illustrations, information regarding the study of dinosaurs and the different eras of the Earth are presented in an eye-catching format that is sure to please budding paleontologists.
This book features forty–six fun-to-color illustrations with easy-to-read captions and provides kids with a perfect introduction to Earth Science. Besides exploring the rock cycle, earthquakes, tsunamis, and mountain formations this book highlights various national parks where readers can see real examples.
Written using language that is accessible to the middle grade learner without overwhelming the reader, these books are perfect for anyone who wishes to learn about different science topics.
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About the Authors
An accomplished science and nature illustrator, Patricia J. Wynne is the recipient of the 2008 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor and has won awards from Parenting magazine, the John Burroughs Association, and the National Science Teachers Association. Patricia’s artwork has appeared in galleries, magazines, newspapers, and more than 100 books for both children and adults. She is the illustrator of numerous successful Dover titles on science and nature, including My First Book About Outer Space and My First Book About the Body.
Trained as a research scientist, Donald M. Silver has written more than 80 books for students of all ages and for teachers. His One Small Square series takes a close-up look at plants and animals where they live. He has won numerous awards including the Children’s Science Writing Award in Physics and Astronomy from the American Institute of Physicists. He lives in New York City where he has worked with Patricia J. Wynne since 1981 and with whom he has co-authored numerous successful Dover titles on science and nature, including the “My First Book” series.
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