Children's Books for High School Science

  • Temperature and Heat:
    • The Snowy Day by Exra Jack Keats
    • The Hottest Boy Who Ever Lived by Frienberg
    • For heat and temperature - at least weather wise - try the tall tale titled Heat Wave by Helen Ketteman.  It is funny.  :-)
     Author: Sandford, John, 1953-
     Title: The Gravity Company / written and illustrated by John Sandford
     Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, c1988
     Summary: Extraordinary things happen in Cayuga Ridge, a small quiet town where everything runs correctly, the day the switch at the gravity company is accidentally turned off.
    Electricity and Magnetism:
    Author:  Cooney, Barbara, 1917-
    Title:  Hattie and the wild waves / by Barbara Cooney
     Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1990
     Summary:  A young girl from Brooklyn, New York enjoys her summer at the beach where she can paint and listen to the wild waves.
    For SOUND -- Moses Goes to a Concert by Isaac Millman. (Moses is deaf; the percussionist at the concert is deaf and feels the vibrations of the orchestra through her stocking feet; the deaf children feel the vibrations through balloons that they hold in their hands -- our 1, 2, 3 grades loved the story and were fascinated by the concepts of vibration and sound and learning to read when one can't hear and all sorts of things)
    Author:  Lionni, Leo, 1910-
    Title:  Little blue and little yellow; a story for Pippo and Ann and other children
    Publisher:  Astor-Honor, c1959

    Author: Walsh, Ellen Stoll
     Title:  Mouse paint / Ellen Stoll Walsh
     Publisher:  San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1989
     Edition: 1st ed
     Summary: Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color

    For color:  "When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry" by Molly Bang,
    "Little Blue and Little Yellow" by Leo Lionni, "Mouse Paint" by Walsh.

    For momentum:  "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Numeroff
    You can probably find books in all these topics in the latest copy of A
    to Zoo . This is a subject index of picture books.

    Good source for titles would be the Reading Rainbow subject guide - it lists
    featured books (programs) by areas like science.

    Archimedes and bouancy:
     Mr. Archimedes Bath by Pamela Allen
    Lorax - Dr. Suess
    Little Island - Goldern MacDonald
    Wump World - Bill Peet
    Old Turtle - Douglas Wood
    Sierra - Diane Siebert
    Once there was a tree - Natalia Romanova
    River Ran Wild - Lynne Cherry
    Brother Eagle, Sister sky- Susan Jeffers
    Great Kapok Tree - Lynne Cherry
    Letting Swift River Go - Jane Yolen
    Water Music (Poetry) - Jane Yolen
    Weather--Earth Science:
    Francis the Earthquake Dog - Judith Enderle
    Just a Dream - Chris Van Allsburg
    Cloudy with a chance of meatballs - Judi Barrett
    Snow - Uri Shulevitz
    Rising of the wind adventures along the Beufort SC - Jacques Yvart
    Also other Misc science topics:
    There's a hair in my dirt - Gary Larsen
    Eratosthanes - Kathryn Laskey
    June 16, 1999 - David Weisner
    Wild Fox - Cherie mason
    Starry Messanger - Peter Sis
    Galileo - Leonard Fisher
    Komodo - Peter Sis
    Now you see it, now you don't - Seymour Simon
    Weslandia - Paul Fleischman
    Old Elm Speaks (Poetry) - Kristine George
    Turtle Bay - Savior Pirotta
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