Young Reader Nonfiction

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How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525647416
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

This incredibly cool, brilliantly-illustrated 264-page story of the Apollo program is a history lesson and a science education in one irresistible package. Rocco puts readers right inside the science of getting to the moon by posing it as a series of engineering problems and solutions, while telling the human side of the story through vignettes of everyone from astronauts to spacesuit-seamstresses. Recommended for middle grades, and for adults too who could use a fun, fascinating, inspiring story of what humans can do when we work together to figure things out. – Ruth

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Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World Cover Image
By David Macaulay (Illustrator), DK
ISBN: 9781465491466
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Published: DK Children - August 4th, 2020

Whimsically illustrated woolly mammoths demonstrate basic scientific concepts in engaging and often hilarious ways in this brilliantly done book. What child (or good-humored adult) wouldn't love to receive this fantastically entertaining and informative title? – Jessica