Science/Mathematics

Book Review: The Biology of Belief

The Biology of Belief
Author: 
Lipton, Bruce H.
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

In this book about the effect of thoughts and belief on the body's cells, Dr. Lipton compellingly shows the science of positivity. A fascinating and encouraging read for teens and above, this book encourages positive thinking for all. The case Dr. Lipton makes, backed by his own research, is "the more we put happiness into our thoughts, the more happiness our bodies experience", meaning release of positive chemicals, less stress, and better healing. This is an important book that encourages positive thinkers and those working to change their thinking. This is because as Mr. Lipton says, positivity heals.

Reviewer's Name: 
Rebecca D

Book Review: Sorting

Sorting
Author: 
Pluckrose, Henry
Rating: 
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review: 

Learn about sorting as you read this book. You’ll learn simple ways to sort of pile of things and how to further sort a group. You’ll get some sorting practice and see some sorted groups. You’ll learn about different sets and what they might include. This book is a fun introduction to sorting a variety of things.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: Weather Words and What They Mean

Weather Words and What They Mean
Author: 
Gibbons, Gail
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

Gail Gibbons has another winning book with her updated Weather Words and What They Mean. She uses simple language to explain weather terminology and meteorology. You can learn about temperature, air pressure, moisture, and wind. Our weather is always changing. Learn about what causes the changes and how they might affect us. Also, learn some interesting weather facts. Remember to heed storm warnings and be careful in serious weather.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: The Clue Is in the Poop: And Other Things Too

The Clue Is in the Poop: And Other Things Too
Author: 
Seed, Andy
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

Using the clues they've left behind, you can learn to track and identify animals and this book will help. It will introduce you animal tracking through observing what's left behind whether it is poop, tracks, or more. You'll learn about what animals eat (and therefore, what you might find in their poop). You'll learn fascinating facts about a variety of animals and start on your way to become a wildlife detective.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters
Author: 
Miodownik, Mark
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

Stuff Matters is a nonfiction book on material science. The author explains everything about 6 different materials that make up our world. He goes through the history, how its made, and what is made from it. The author explains in a way that makes it a very interesting read. I found this book because I thought that the cover looked very interesting, and I it was also recommended to me by my friend. This is a great book to read if you are interested in the world around you. I would recommend it for ages 12-14.

Reviewers Grade: 9

Reviewer's Name: 
Rob A.

Book Review: Brain Lab for Kids

Brain Lab for Kids
Author: 
Chudler, Eric H.
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

Are you interested in neuroscience? Try these 52 experiments and activities to explore neuroscience. You might explore your reflexes, vision, hearing, or sleep and body rhythms. You might learn about memory. Have some fun and learn about yourself as you read this book.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: Math Curse

Math Curse
Author: 
Scieszka, Jon
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

Some days you might feel that you are under a math curse where everything has become a math problem. This is the story of a girl whose life is just like that. Everything – even things that shouldn’t be math – now involve math! Work along with her to solve the problems and therefore, solve the math curse. Read and see if she succeeds.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

Book Review: The Night Sky: A Frozen Discovery Book

The Night Sky: A Frozen Discovery Book
Author: 
Ditcher, Paul
Rating: 
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review: 

Learn about the night sky with your friends Anna, Elsa, and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen. Each topic is explored and connected to part of the Frozen story. You can learn about Northern Lights, Seasons, Stars, the planets, Eclipses, and more. If you are a fan of Frozen, this book is a great resource to learn more the science of our night sky.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carol

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