RovingFiddlehead KidLit

STEM Friday Round-up January 6

January 6, 2012

STEM Friday is a weekly round-up of children’s nonfiction focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Participating in STEM Friday this week? Leave your link in the comments or tweet me (@aflemming) and I will include it here. NC Teacher Stuff reviews Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Berkes. “Such […]

STEM Friday: How Cool is This?

January 6, 2012

With How Cool is This? An Up-close Inside Look at How Things Work, DK has put together a book that passes my magnetic curiosity test. Set the book out and anyone who comes near picks it up, starts looking through and sharing the interesting facts they’ve learned. The descriptions are very brief, but, along with […]

STEM Friday: The Secret World of Whales

December 23, 2011

Unlike most whale books for children, The Secret World of Whales is narrative rather than photography-centred.  Beginning with their impact on religion and mythology, Charles Siebert traces whales’ impact on human civilization and understanding of ourselves. Even the tragic aspects, such as the development of the harpoon, are fascinating. People were so caught up in […]

STEM Friday: The Mangrove Tree

December 9, 2011

Little rain and years of war meant the people in Hargigo, Eritrea were often hungry. The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Susan L. Roth & Cindy Trumbore tells the inspiring story of how biologist Gordon Sato brought mangrove trees and thus sustenance to the community. The story can be shared with many […]