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Children's Nonfiction General

Science Book for Girls, The

and Other Intelligent Beings

by (author) Valerie Wyatt

illustrated by Pat Cupples

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 1993
Category
General
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550741131
    Publish Date
    Aug 1993
    List Price
    $12.95

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Where to buy it

Out of print

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Description

Studies show that many girls' interest in science falls off during the preteen years. In an effort to keep girls tuned in to science, this book demonstrates that science is fun --- and that it is for girls.

In this title in the Books for Girls series, lively text and illustrations help kids investigate what makes their toast turn brown in the morning and why their stomachs rumble. They'll find out how to collect and compare snowflakes, discover how genetics relates to family traits and much more. With brain teasers, puzzles and experiments in astronomy, physics, zoology, botany, geology and chemistry, The Science Book for Girls will help build science skills and confidence, as well as introduce readers to women who have exciting careers in science.

With a distinctly female slant, this stimulating book gives girls a positive and non-threatening look at science and science careers --- although there's nothing stopping “other intelligent beings” from taking a peek, too!

About the authors

Valerie Wyatt is an award-winning author of more than 14 nonfiction books, many of them about science. She also writes on historical topics and, from time to time, picture books. Asked if she has a favorite book, she says it's always the one she's just finished. She loves writing for children because it's not just about the words. “You have to think about the photographs and illustrations as well and make sure they fit together,” she says. “It's like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.” Valerie lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and dog, MacPherson, whose favorite food is cucumbers.

Valerie Wyatt's profile page

Award-winning author and teacher Etta Kaner enjoys writing nonfiction for both children and adults. Her books include Animals Migrating, Animal Talk , Animal Groups and other titles in the Animal Behavior series, as well as four titles in the Kids Can Read series. She is also author of the Exploring the Elements and Have You Ever Seen series. She lives in Toronto.

Pat Cupples' profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Pick of the Lists , American Bookseller
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Notable Canadian Non-Fiction for Children, Canadian Library Association

Editorial Reviews

A well-done book that will be enjoyable and useful to both girls and boys.

School Library Journal

This book, with its upbeat approach to science, will open doors and present future possibilities to its readers.

City Parent

[A] delightful book.

American Bookseller

Other titles by Valerie Wyatt

Other titles by Pat Cupples