Just because summer’s coming doesn’t mean kids are going to forget about books. In fact, give them more books. What’s better then getting outside, going on a hike, and then in the middle of that hike, pulling out a thermos of lemonade, pulling a book out of your rucksack, and getting your read on. And if you’re at a loss for science books for kids, here’s a list from Science Focus that includes fun stuff like this book from National Geographic:
Based on a blog from National Geographic, this collection of scientific snapshots explores the weird, the gross and the funny. In other words, it’s great for young minds who want to impress their friends with something outrageous (but informative).
The book covers everything from bee stings to blood spatter at crime scenes – so it’s probably one for teens rather than tots – and never skimps on the juicy, biological or anatomical details. Often illuminating unreported areas of science, there’s plenty for parents here, too.
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