Bugs and Bugsicles

Bugs and Bugsicles cover

Bugs and Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter By Amy S. Hansen Illustrated by Robert C. Kray Ages 4-12 32 pages Boyds Mills Press, Feb 2010 ISBN: 978-1590782699 Hardcover ISBN: 978-1590787632 Paperback non-fiction picture book Hard cover list: $17.95 Paperback list … Continue reading

Bugsicles brings schools together!

In 2011, 2012, and 2013 Bugs and Bugsicles was the focus of two all-school book grants, and a county-wide grade-level read. The idea is to have all the students read the same book and then do age-appropriate writing projects. I’m honored that Bugsicles is part … Continue reading

Maryland State Archives

Writing and Research: I’m spending a lot of time here—the Maryland State Archives. Sometimes it is hard to stop researching and start writing. What kind of stuff do you like to research? … Continue reading

Touch the Earth went Digital!

Here’s what NASA says: NASA’s “Touch the Earth” takes a multimedia approach to teach middle school students about the Earth’s biomes — areas on Earth with similar climate, soil and vegetation — using sound and visual aids, tactile and colored … Continue reading

Powering Our World

Six books explaining energy sources for third grade and up. (Rosen, 2010) School Library Journal Gr 2-4–Though they cover similar material, the text in this attractive series is shorter and simpler than that in ABDO’s “Future Energy,” making it accessible … Continue reading

How Things Work

How Things Work

Pull the tab, open the flap, learn how your stuff — your fridge, your DVD player and lots of other stuff — work. (Publications International, 2006) Ever wonder what happens inside your DVD player, or your refrigerator?  Well, come on, … Continue reading

Touch the Earth

Touch the Earth

Touch the Earth — go ahead, touch it. The tactile maps are there so you can find the stripe of boreal forest in the north and gauge the size of the African Sahara Desert. Now listen to descriptions of the biomes … Continue reading

My Science Library for preK-2

Floating Sinking

Six books exploring matter and thermodynamics for preK-2 (Rourke, 2010) Grades prek-1 What Is It Made Of? Children’s Literature review: “Young students will explore what everyday objects are made of in this colorful and engaging book. Materials of cloth, metal, … Continue reading

Early Science Mysteries

How Do We Stay On Earth? and Where Does the Sun Go At Night? (Capstone, 2012) These first graphics answer basic questions about our world and solar system. preK- 3. Using a question and answer format, the books are all non-fiction, … Continue reading