Tag Archives: Technology

Funny Faces Rusty Robot

Author: Roger Priddy Publisher: Priddy Books Product Description Ideal for babies and toddlers Wacky characters and funny rhymes Touch and feel, light and sound

One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale

Author: Demi Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl. Amazon.com Review Exotic, beautiful, and instructive, this “mathematical folktale” by author-illustrator Demi emerged from her love of India. The narrative […]

Who Framed Art Decco?

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Margaret Benoit Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Product Description What else is there for a hard-boiled, off-duty detective to do on a rainy Saturday but visit the local art gallery to see the works of renowned sculptor Bern T. Sienna and the painter Forrest Greene? Alas, Detective Angel Cordoni’s day off becomes an opportunity […]

Time For Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Editors Of Time For Kids Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description A fast-paced biography of Thomas Edison, the scientist who perfected the light bulb and propelled America into the twentieth century.

I Want to Be an Astronaut

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Byron Barton Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Blast-off!Up into the shy goes the space shuttle.Into orbit, the astronauts get a taste of ready-to-eat food, experience zero gravity, go for space walks, and even fix a satellite.It’s fun to fly aboard the shuttle…and then come back to earth.‘A young girl declares her longing […]

Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Erupts!: The First Experiment (From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. Macguire)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Here’s what you need to know about Phineas L. MacGuire, boy-scientistextraordinaire, aka Mac: 1. He’s allergic to purple, telephone calls, and girls, and can proveit. 2. He’s probably the world’s expert on mold, including which has thehighest stink potential. 3. He does not have […]

The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses (Magic School Bus)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Book Description On a most sense-sational trip that takes them through an eye, an ear, a tongue, and even a dog’s nose, Ms. Frizzle’s class learns about the senses. Using their trademark sense of humor, Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen provide facts about the senses in […]

The House of the Scorpion

Rating: (294 reviews) Author: Nancy Farmer Publisher: Simon Pulse Amazon.com Fields of white opium poppies stretch away over the hills, and uniformed workers bend over the rows, harvesting the juice. This is the empire of Matteo Alacran, a feudal drug lord in the country of Opium, which lies between the United States and Aztlan, formerly […]

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Cindy Neuschwander Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing Product Description When Sir Cumference turns into a dragon, Lady Di of Ameter helps him hide, while Radius searches for the cure – the magic number that is the same for all circles. 32 pages. 8 1/2″ x 9 1/2″. Ages 5-10.

Oh, Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Joy Masoff Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description All the best stuff about some of the worst stuff on earth. From the liquids, solids, and gases – especially the gases! – of the human body to the creepy, crawly, fetid, and foul phenomena of the world at large, OH, YUCK! is […]

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born

Rating: (71 reviews) Author: Jamie Lee Curtis Publisher: Joanna Cotler Book Description Tell me again about the night I was born . . Tell me again how you would adopt me and be my parents… Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms . . In asking her mother and […]

Flotsam (Caldecott Medal Book)

Rating: (59 reviews) Author: David Wiesner Publisher: Clarion Books Book Description A bright, science minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam–anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there’s no way he could have prepared for one […]

The New Way Things Work

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: David Macaulay Publisher: Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books Amazon.com “Is it a fact–or have I dreamt it–that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?” If you, like Nathaniel Hawthorne, are kept up at night wondering about […]

The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: William Gurstelle Publisher: Chicago Review Press Book Description Whether playing at defending their own castle or simply chucking pumpkins over a fence, wannabe marauders and tinkerers will become fast acquainted with Ludgar, the War Wolf, Ill Neighbor, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey—ancient artillery devices known commonly as catapults. Building these simple […]

The Hundred Dresses

Rating: (86 reviews) Author: Eleanor Estes Publisher: Harcourt Paperbacks Amazon.com Wanda Petronski lives way up in shabby Boggins Heights, and she doesn’t have any friends. Every day she wears a faded blue dress, which wouldn’t be too much of a problem if she didn’t tell her schoolmates that she had a hundred dresses at home–all […]

George’s Secret Key to the Universe

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Book Description Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, and his daughter Lucy explain the universe to readers of all ages. George’s parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new […]

My Weird School #10: Mr. Docker Is Off His Rocker! (My Weird School)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Something weird is going on! Mr. Docker must be a mad scientist! He does nutty experiments and he has an evil, demented, cackling laugh. Plus he invented a car that runs onto potatoes. Mr. Docker is the weirdest science teacher ever! Is he trying to […]