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Mar 28, 2024

I was recently reading the January/February 2024 issue of “Science and Children,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association, for elementary school science teachers.

In this issue, I read the section on the “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students.”  The selections are a collaboration of the National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council.

In part 1 of this two-part podcast series, I share nine books that were selected for early elementary students.  The books are:

“We are Branches” by Joyce Sidman

“How Birds Sleep” by David Obuchowski

“Jumper: A Day in the Life of a Backyard Jumping Spider” by Jessica Lanan

“The Pie That Molly Grew” by Sue Heavenrich

“Santiago Saw Things Differently: Santiago Ramon y Cajal, Artist, Doctor, Father of Neuroscience” by Christine Iverson

“We are Starlings” by Robert Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli

“At Home with the Prairie Dog: The Story of a Keystone Specie” bu Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

“Creep, Leap, Crunch: A Food Chain Story” by Jody Jensen Shaffer

“Queen of Leaves: The Story of Botanist Ynes Mexia” by Stephen Briseno