18 July 2015

Children's Books - Science, Environment, etc.

Here's a list of books for the little ones in your life. (From Readlist)

  1. The Blue Whale: A Loving Science Lullaby for Our Planet’s Largest-Hearted Creature


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    An affectionate tour of an alternate universe right here on earth, where it’s possible to grow by nine pounds an hour and never sleep.
  2. How Jane Goodall Turned Her Childhood Dream into Reality: A Sweet Illustrated Story of Purpose and Deep Determination


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    A heartening testament to the power of undivided intention.
  3. Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? Scientists and Writers Answer Little Kids’ Big Questions about How Life Works


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    Why we cry, how we know we aren’t dreaming right now, where the universe ends, what books are for, and more answers to deceptively simple yet profound questions.
  4. You Are Stardust: Teaching Kids About the Universe in Stunning Illustrated Dioramas


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    “Every tiny atom in your body came from a star that exploded long before you were born.”
  5. Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    Down the rabbit hole of antimatter, or how to believe six impossible things about gender stereotypes before breakfast.
  6. Scientists and Philosophers Answer Kids’ Most Pressing Questions About How the World Works


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    Why we fall in love, what we’re all made of, how dreams work, and more deceptively simple mysteries of living.
  7. Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space: Imaginative and Illuminating Children’s Book Tickles Our Zest for the Cosmos


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    Rocket fuel for the souls of budding Sagans.
  8. Evolution: A Coloring Book


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    A die-cut history of how the dinosaurs became birds and humans rose from the sea.
  9. Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    A heartening homage to a courageous woman who fought superstition with science and love.
  10. Parrots Over Puerto Rico: An Illustrated Children’s Book Celebrating the Spirit of Conservation


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    The heartening story of one of Earth’s most beautiful bird species, an underdog of geopolitics and evolution.
  11. Blast Off: Visionary Vintage Children’s Book Celebrates Gender Equality, Ethnic Diversity, and Space Exploration


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    “The blackness of space was dotted with stars.”
  12. Weight and Weightlessness: The Science of Life in Space, in Charming Vintage Illustrations


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    An impossibly lovely primer on how gravity works and why we don’t fall to the center of the earth daily.
  13. A Graphic Biography of Darwin


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    The evolution of the father of evolution, illustrated.
  14. Just a Second: An Illustrated Visualization of What Happens on Earth in a Single Second


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    What a whale’s song has to do with the Helios II satellite and the beat of the pigmy shrew’s heart.
  15. The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course of Medicine


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    How a voraciously curious little boy became one of the world’s greatest healers.
  16. The Magic of Reality: Richard Dawkins Teaches Children to Fight Myth with Science


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    What Scandinavian folklore has to do with DNA, or how to myth-bust creationism with the poetry of science.
  17. Wild Ideas: The Creative Problem-Solving Strategies of Different Animals, in Illustrated Dioramas


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    From procrastinating pigeons to counting bears to dung beetles that navigate by the stars.
  18. The First Book of Space Travel: How a Female Author & Illustrator Got Kids Into Science in 1953


    Maria Popova www.brainpickings.org

    “If I were a fairy godmother, my gift to every child would be curiosity
  19. Isabella's Peppermint Flowers by Susan Leopole; illustrated by Nicky Staunton
      1. www.floraforkids.org
        "It's spring and Isabella and her sister, Flora, are excited to go flower hunting to look for woodland flowers..."

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