Books by Amy S. Hansen


Fire Bird

My new book arrived yesterday. This is the story of the Kirtland’s Warbler, a tiny bird that lives near fire most of the time. I love the complexity of this story. The warbler lives underneath jack pines. The jacks have … Continue reading

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

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

Wild Animals

Explore the lives of Wild Animals and their habitats. How do they build houses? Change for the seasons? Find food? Includes activities that children can relate to. Age level: 4-up Published in 2007 ISBN: 1412715938 ISBN-13: 9781412715935 Reviews at Barnes and … Continue reading

KidSource Science Experiments

“A welcome change from run-of-the-mill science fair books” Basic science and advanced science experiments tested with the help of Maryland middle school students. Each chapter addresses a different discipline of science. Also included are interviews with scientists in the field. … Continue reading

Reading A-Z books

Hubble: An Out-of-this-World Telescope What do images of distant galaxies tell us about our future, our past and the fate of the universe? (2009)   Hermit Crabs Follow the lives of the fun crabs as they move along the beach, … Continue reading

Earth Explorer

A CD-Rom based, environmental encyclopedia with hundreds of articles, games, data sets, and movies. It came out in 1996, and won a Parents’ Choice Award. I was a staff editor and writer. Review: CD-Rom Today Earth Explorer: The Multimedia Encyclopedia … Continue reading