Secrets of Sound by April Pulley Sayre

by April Pulley Sayre (Suggested reading level: Grades 4-7) Amber (10) loves science, especially topics dealing with animals, and the Scientists in the Field series is perfect for her. Amber and I read this together and we both enjoyed this look at bioacousticians, scientists who study sounds made by mammals, …

The Bug Scientists by Donna M. Jackson

The Bug Scientists by Donna M. Jackson Suggested reading level: Grades 3-6 If creepy, crawly things fascinate your kid, consider taking a look at this book. Amber (10) and I read it together and it was really quite interesting. We met several entomologists, bug scientists, and learned about their jobs …

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo by Sy Montgomery

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop (Suggested reading level: Ages 9-12) This is the third collaboration between Montgomery and Bishop that Amber and I have read. We’re huge fans and this book was as great as we expected it to be. The book follows …

One Hundred Butterflies by Harold Feinstein

One Hundred Butterflies by Harold Feinstein “The earth laughs with flowers, but it dances with butterflies.” – Harold Feinstein (from the front flap) I don’t usually post such large images of book covers, but I wanted to give you an idea of how absolutely dazzling the photos in this books …

The Snake Scientist by Sy Montgomery

The Snake Scientist by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop Amber (9) loves animals and says she want to be a wildlife biologist. One problem I run into, though, is that it’s hard to find good, interesting non-fiction animal or science books that are actually at her reading level. So …

Extreme Animals by Nicola Davies

Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Neal Layton Are you ready for the competition? From the persevering emperor penguins of the South Pole to the brave bacteria inside bubbling volcanoes, from the hardy reptiles of the driest deserts to the squash-proof creatures of the deepest …