Praise for Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Connection, March 2016
"Through engaging text, sidebars, graphics, and projects, this book just might change the way readers think about soil . . . . Recommended"
"This entry in the Explore Your World series offers an animated, extensive introduction to soil, from detailing types to explaining how soil functions and impacts the environment to addressing conservation issues. . . . this is a broad-ranging, inviting approach to the topic, which both students and educators may find useful. "
John Witz, Senior Corporate Geologist, Environmental Products & Services of Vermont
“ This is a ‘must read’ for preteens interested in understanding the planet we call home. Explore Soil! Is an easy to understand look at a complicated science. The projects kept my daughters intrigued and enthusiastic and the Keyword Prompts are an exciting touch.”
Claire O’Connor, Policy Analyst with the Soil Health Team at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
“This fun, informative book is a great introduction to one of our most precious, yet undervalued, resourcesour soil! Kids and adults alike will benefit from its lessons about the world beneath our feet.”
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children’s Media
"Recommended Superior in style, liveliness, integrity and format.
“Projects outlined for young (and young at heart) explorers with supplies listed and step-by-step directions with interesting ways to record the results. “Did you know” circles with interesting trivia. “Just for fun” questions and answers to share laughs. “Words to know” boxes explain the words in green found on that page. Essential question to contemplate such as “Is all soil the same?” Glossary, metric conversions, Resources, and Index. Can connect to primary resources by scanning the QR code to explore more. URLs listed on Resources page. Reviewed in Booklist. Great addition for the science topics with Norse Myths!, Fossils!, and Forces and Motion! as the newest titles in the Explore Your World ! Series.”
Other Books by Kathleen M. Reilly
Explore Solids and Liquids! With 25 Great Projects
Library Media Connections
This is an attractive presentation, easy to navigate, that encourages young readers to learn through text and experimentation." Recommended
"This should provide inspiration and insights into scientific exploration for students, teachers, and budding mad scientists.”
Cities: Discover How They Work with 25 Projects
2014 Silver Moonbeam Award
"Propounding the emerging interdisciplinary paradigm of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics), Reilly helps foster an appreciation for the way that cities function almost as organisms with vibrant systems and interdependent structures."
School Library Journal
“According to the 2010 Census, 80% of Americans live in urban areas. But do they know what it takes to make a city run? From this well-organized and engaging text, readers will learn how cities developed and grew. . . this is a worthy title for any library collection."
Explore Life Cycles! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments
Library Media Connection
"This book is a great tool for elementary and middle school teachers. . . Science teachers and anyone interested in science will find it a fun book to work with. Recommended"
Science Books and Films
". . . Children ages 6-10, especially those with a science bent, will respond to this title's kid-friendly layout. . . This book is good for parents when kids complain, 'I don't have anything to do.'"
". . . Early science books don't get too much better than this. This book will be welcomed by teachers as students study life cycles in their classroom as well as by parents who may have fun with the activities.
Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself
2008 Bronze Moonbeam Award
National Science Teachers Association
"This delightful and informative guide to the natural world is sure to captivate the attention of young readers. . ."
"Both comprehensive and approachable, this title in the Projects You Can Build Yourself series combines explanations of science concepts and environmental issues with hands-on projects. . ."
Curriculum Connections: School Library Journal
"Kathleen M. Reilly's Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself presents background material and easy-to-replicate activities that focus on the basic elements of the natural world and environmental issues. "
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