Science & Science Fiction

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Nine to Twelve
Fallout Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763655341
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 10th, 2013

Nuclear war finds only Scott's father prepared.  Neighbors force their way into his bomb shelter and ten people struggle to survive on air and food designed for four.

 


Fortunately, the Milk Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062224071
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Published: HarperCollins - September 17th, 2013

When their father goes to get milk, he is whisked away by aliens and has a series of whimsical adventures - sometimes interacting with his children.

 


Mickey Price: Journey to Oblivion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933718880
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tanglewood Press - September 3rd, 2013

NASA sends an unlikely group of twelve-year-olds into space to prevent a lunar nuclear meltdown.

 


Pi in the Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316089166
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

Joss, a denizen of dark matter, and Annika, an Earthling, must rebuild Earth when it suddenly disappears.

  


The Wells Bequest: A Companion to the Grimm Legacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399256462
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 13th, 2013

Using the time machine created by H.G.Wells, Leo and his friend Jaya join forces to save the world when someone steals a dangerous invention.


Octopuses (Raintree Perspectives: Animal Abilities) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781410952400
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Published: Raintree - July 1st, 2013

Learn all about these extremely intelligent aquatic invertebrates.


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By Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781596438651
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Published: First Second - June 11th, 2013

Travel through the jungle and follow the careers of groundbreaking scientists who studied primates.


Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547991344
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 1st, 2013

This well-researched study presents the many ways that paleontologists and artists describe dinosaurs.


Scorpions! (Strange and Wonderful) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590784730
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - October 1st, 2013

Examine the many species of this predator from cephalothorax (head) to abdomen (end) and learn about their habits and habitats.


The Tapir Scientist (Scientists in the Field) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780547815480
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - July 23rd, 2013

A team of scientists conducts meticulous field research to save the tapir from extinction.  Live narrative and stunning photographs convey their challenges and successes.


Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron Cover Image
By Mary Losure, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763656690
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 26th, 2013

A feral child captured in southern France in the late 1700s deals with an alien civilization.


The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--And Most Surprising--Animals on Earth Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780547557991
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 29th, 2013

Stunning, detailed illustrations enhance the informative text about 300 animals - exotic and everyday - and the amazing things they do.


The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467705929
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Published: Millbrook Press - October 1st, 2013

Why are so many honeybees dying?  Scientists try to find out.


The Dolphins of Shark Bay (Scientists in the Field) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547716381
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - November 5th, 2013

Scientists record the everyday activities and surprisingly intelligent behavior of dolphins in Australia.

 


Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World Cover Image
By Elizabeth Rusch, Oliver Dominguez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763658557
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 10th, 2013

This portrait of the Thomas Edison's rival details Tesla's fascination with electricity and his important inventions that enabled the use of alternating current to power homes.


Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives (Scientists in the Field) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Rusch, Tom Uhlman (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780547503509
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - June 18th, 2013

Discover how scientists work to protect people living in the danger zone when volcanoes erupt.

 


Jasper's Story: Saving Moon Bears Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585367986
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 1st, 2013

Jasper, an abused moon bear in China, in rescued and taken to live in a protected compound with other moon bears.


The Mystery of Darwin's Frog Cover Image
By Marty Crump, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator), Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590788646
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - April 1st, 2013

Over a 175-year period, scientists made fascinating discoveries about the tiny frog that Darwin discovered in Chile in 1835.


A History of Just about Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781554537754
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Published: Kids Can Press - August 1st, 2013

Find out when the Great Wall of China was built, who invented plastic, what ancient treasure was discovered in 1922, and much more. Includes a tvnime line.

 


Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World Cover Image
By Elizabeth Rusch, Oliver Dominguez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763658557
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 10th, 2013

This portrait of the Thomas Edison's rival details Tesla's fascination with electricity and his important inventions that enabled the use of alternating current to power homes. 

 


Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780823423743
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Published: Holiday House - March 1st, 2013

How did a rebellious printer's apprentice become an American icon?  By helping to draft the Declaration of Independence and inventing the lightning rod, among his many other political and scientific contributions.

 


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