I received Arbordale’s Fall Season of Science & Math Based Children’s Books for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
Every year my girls and I get to see the latest collection of books from Arbordale Publishing. They are easily some of the best books around! Their collection of books always focus on science or math related stories in hopes that children will enjoy learning and take that knowledge further into their daily lives. Here are four new titles that will engage little readers everywhere.
Night Creepers is a perfect nap or bedtime story told with short, lyrical text, young readers learn about crepuscular and nocturnal animals and some of their behaviors. Older readers learn more about each animal with sidebar information.
We are a nature loving family so Lil Sis loves that this book gives her information on some animals she has seen in the wild like deer and racoons. After reading this book she now has her sights set on seeing a real live firefly! I have not seen one since I was a small child so I hope I can taker her somewhere to see them one day soon!
In Animal Tails readers will be fascinated by the many ways animals use their tails: to move on land, swim, warn others, steer, hold on to things, keep warm, balance, fly, attract a mate, and even to defend themselves! Apparently, tails are not just for wagging when happy. Following Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award-winning book), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring the many ways animals use their tails.
Who doesn’t like a good animal tail…like a squirrel or bee which are just a few we can see in our own front yard. This book gives my girls more information on the animals they see every day. I even learned a few things reading this book! We especially love the amazing photographs!
How much does an elephant weigh? How do you know? How would you know if you didn’t have a modern scale? Find out in the nonfiction book Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant. Six-year-old Cao Chong, the most famous child prodigy in Chinese history, faced just this problem! Chong watches as the prime minister’s most trusted and learned advisors debate different methods. The principle of buoyancy and a little bit of creative thinking help this boy come up with a solution.
This book gives my girls a small glimpse into a culture that is not their own. They are fascinated to see outfits that are different than their clothes and they enjoy the clever “math” lesson that is found within the story.
Using a wide variety of stunning photographs in Living Things and Nonliving Things, author Kevin Kurtz poses thought-provoking questions to help readers determine if things are living or nonliving. For example, if most (but not all) living things can move, can any nonliving things move? As part of the Compare and Contrast series, this is a unique look at determining whether something is living or nonliving.
This is yet another book with gorgeous photography. Especially great for Lil Sis at age 6 as it really makes her think about characteristics of things that are both living and nonliving. A fun science lesson that will have them thinking long after you put the book down.
Arbordale’s Fall Season of Science & Math Based Children’s Books are for ages 4-8 or Kindergarten through 3rd grade. I read them to both my kindergartner and my 3rd grader aand they both really enjoy them. This is the first year that Lil Sis has been especially enamored by these books. She has recently had a pull towards all things science related and I want to really foster that interest. One really amazing thing about these books is that they include a For Creative Minds section in the back that is full of additional fun facts and activities themed to go along with the book. Even when the story is over kids still have more they can do and learn. These books are available in hardcover, paperback and Spanish paperback and are a perfect addition to any personal or classroom library.