Part of the “A True Book” series, this volume shows that some scientists have laboratories in almost unbelievable places: more than a mile underground, in Antarctica, on the ocean, and even in the ocean. Squire gives a quick overview of the science going on in each laboratory, giving sense to its location. Ocean waves must be studied out on the ocean. However this particular labcalled “The World’s Weirdest Lab” in this bookis designed to flip; so it is a ship that can float normally, or it can put its nose in the air and have most of it underwater. This book will appeal both to fact-hungry kids and those who really want to understand how things work. Some of Squire’s topics include discussion of why scientists work in a laboratory, laboratories underground, labs that are hot or cold, the largest lab, and the most expensive lab. The photos are bright and clearly placed. Captions are informative and are tied to specific parts of the picture with arrows. Back matter includes statistics, the answer to a quiz from the beginning, and a short list of resources. This book, and this series in general, is a good choice for libraries and classrooms that want to boost nonfiction reading. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen; Ages 8 to 10.