Monday, May 14, 2012
Nonfiction Monday: Citizen Scientists by Loree Burns, photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz
This book combines a love of nature with the intense following of passion and it's AMAZING.
Loree Burns, author of several great entries in the Scientists in the Field series, tackles four science projects that ordinary citizens - and kids - can get involved in; birds, butterflies, frogs, and ladybugs. We learn the history of the project, why it's important, how to participate, and hear the stories of some of the kids who are involved. Every page is studded with photos, facts, experiences, ideas, and information.
At the end of the book there are resources for each of the four projects - books, field guides, internet resources, and how to get involved. There's additional resources and bibliographies, a glossary, and index as well.
Verdict: An exciting and interesting book, I intend for this to be the basis of some great science projects in 2014 when the summer reading theme is science! I can't wait to get the kids involved and I hope reading this book will get some of them involved on their own.
ISBN: 9780805090628; Published February 2012 by Henry Holt; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library