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Cooking with Sunshine

Amazing Plant Bodies and Cooking with Sunshine were recommended in Booklist’s October 2012 Spotlight on Series Nonfiction.

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Meat-Eating Plants

“The insect doesn’t know it, but it has just made a big mistake.” Yep, that fly just got suckered by the oldest trick in the book, the Venus flytrap’s nectar. This entry in the Plant-ology series uses every inch of its wide trim to show the brilliantly colored, sticky-edged surfaces of…

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Amazing Plant Bodies

Amazing Plant Bodies and Cooking with Sunshine were recommended in Booklist’s October 2012 Spotlight on Series Nonfiction.

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Cooking with Sunshine

Amazing Plant Bodies and Cooking with Sunshine were recommended in Booklist’s October 2012 Spotlight on Series Nonfiction.

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What are Clouds?

[Starred review]. Although I am often lucky to learn a few facts from elementary science books, What Are Clouds? is such a clear guide to cloud formation and types that I felt I’d never been properly taught the subject before. Photos, illustrations, and language are all clear and simple (a…

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What is the Water Cycle?

[Starred review]. What Is the Water Cycle? is a simple, well illustrated guide, with straightforward language and solid information about the visible and invisible stages from clouds to precipitation to surface water to evaporation and back to clouds (note that groundwater is not included…

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What is Weather?

[Starred review]. One of my fondest childhood memories is of sitting on my father’s lap on our front porch during a thunderstorm, watching him draw the clouds and lightning formation while the flashes and booms surrounded us. What Is Weather? would well serve parents or teachers in the same…

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Dark Mansions

After producing such spine-tingling, if esoteric, volumes as Monstrous Morgues of the Past (2011), Shuttered Horror Hospitals (2011), and Wretched Ruins (2010), is there anywhere left for the Scary Places series to go? Have no fear, fright fans. Dark Mansions separates itself from the…

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Dark Mansions

After producing such spine-tingling, if esoteric, volumes as Monstrous Morgues of the Past (2011), Shuttered Horror Hospitals (2011), and Wretched Ruins (2010), is there anywhere left for the Scary Places series to go? Have no fear, fright fans. Dark Mansions separates itself from the…

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What are Clouds?

[Starred review]. Although I am often lucky to learn a few facts from elementary science books, What Are Clouds? is such a clear guide to cloud formation and types that I felt I’d never been properly taught the subject before. Photos, illustrations, and language are all clear and simple (a…

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What is the Water Cycle?

[Starred review]. What Is the Water Cycle? is a simple, well illustrated guide, with straightforward language and solid information about the visible and invisible stages from clouds to precipitation to surface water to evaporation and back to clouds (note that groundwater is not included…

View →

What is Weather?

[Starred review]. One of my fondest childhood memories is of sitting on my father’s lap on our front porch during a thunderstorm, watching him draw the clouds and lightning formation while the flashes and booms surrounded us. What Is Weather? would well serve parents or teachers in the same…

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