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Let’s Investigate with Nate is the newest STEM-based picture book series from the Emmy Award-winning host of PBS’s Design Squad and Design Squad Nation, Nate Ball, and illustrated by Wes Hargis. With a fun cast of characters and vibrant illustrations by Wes Hargis, it’s a learning adventure kids will enjoy!
Paperback; 9780062357397 and Hardcover; 9780062357403
Ever wonder where water comes from and where it goes? Or why sometimes it rains and sometimes it snows? Then join Nate Ball and his crack team of curious scientists as they shrink down smaller than a raindrop to see firsthand what the water cycle is all about.
Paperback; 9780062357427 and Hardcover; 9780062357434
Ever look up at the sky and wonder how many planets there are? Or want to know how many Earths could fit within the Sun? Take a ride 3.6 billion miles away to answer these questions and more while exploring the solar system with Nate and his team of adventurous scientists! Walk on the moon, fly with a satellite, gaze at comets, and discover why Pluto isn’t a planet anymore.
Nate Ball is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS reality shows Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. An MIT graduate with a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering, Nate is the cofounder of Atlas Devices, a two-time All-American pole-vaulter, and a competitive beatboxer. He is also the author of the Alien in My Pocket series. He lives with his family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Wes Hargis is an illustrator with nineteen years of experience working with newspapers and publishers across the nation, including King Features Syndicate and the Los Angeles Times. He has also illustrated WHEN I GROW UP by Al Yankovic for HarperCollins. He lives with his wife and sweet kids in Arizona.
Let’s Investigate with Nate takes kids on wild adventures while learning about “cool science.” In each book Nate takes 4 kids every Saturday morning on a trip through a portal at the Science Museum! With each trip the reader (including good old Mom here) learns new things. After the story ends there is an included hands-on experiment guide that of course my children want to do right away. I love their enthusiasm for learning and wanting to do their own experiments to see first-hand what they read about in the story.
Science is HOT right now as everyone seems interested in science more than ever before! This especially goes for kids! Like many parents I want to stimulate the minds of my girls to be interested in science now so as they grow older their interest won’t fade away. If your kids like The Magic School Bus then they will LOVE Let’s Investigate with Nate! Big Sis and Lil Sis are super eager to see what adventures Nate takes them on in future books!