Friday, June 20, 2008

So Cool Science Camp Week!

This was Science Camp week here at Little Shop of Stories, and it brought to mind some of the great science titles we've got. I've written before about Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park-- it's in the middle of the post. The lowdown is this: I was turned on to the book by a comment by a mother and son. They listened to it on Audio CD and loved it.

We've also written about Michael Reisman's Simon Bloom, Gravity Keeper, a great book reviewed by one of our customers. It's about a kid who discovers a secret book that lets him control the physics of gravity, and the evil people who want to steal the book from him.

But there's lots of other great books that delve into science. Here's a quicky list from our shelves:
Frances O'Roark Dowell (author of the great book Dovey Coe), has written a series of books starring fourth-grade scientist Phineas L MacGuire. There's a couple of them: Phineas L. MacGuire...Erupts!, Phineas L. MacGuire...Blasts Off!, and Phineas L. MacGuire...Gets Slimed!

Scientist Stephen Hawkings wrote George's Secret Key to the Universe with his daughter. Several of our customers have read it and say it's great.

And, if you like space and especially the history of the US space program, check out One Small Step by PB Kerr. It's about a kid who is secretly entered into the space program in case the chimpanzees that are scheduled to undertake the first space flights don't work out.

Next camp? Law Camp--are there books for that? We'll see next week!

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