Little Kids First Big Book

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Did You Know . . . The Nile crocodile can weigh as much as a piano? Carbon dioxide is the gas that makes soda fizzy? It takes 1 million tiny water droplets to form a single raindrop? Kids will learn these facts and more from the newest book in National Geographic’s "Little Kids First Big Book of Science" series!

From outer space to the deep blue ocean, kids (and parents) can take a fun and fascinating journey through the incredible world of science.

National Geographic’s latest book in the “Little Kids First Big Book” series, Little Kids First Big Book of Science by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (National Geographic; April 2019; U.S. .99; Hardcover; ISBN: 978-1-4263-3319-4; 128 pages w/ 175 full-color illustrations; Ages 4-8 years/Grades Preschool-3), inspires kids to be curious, ask questions and explore the world around them — just like scientists.

Whether it’s keeping a journal of science experiments or exploring the ecosystem right in their own backyard, kids will get an exciting introduction to the basic branches of science, including life science, earth and space science, and physical science, as well engineering. The book also includes:

An overview of the different kinds of science, including:

  • Astronomy
  • Botany
  • Paleontology
  • Malacology
  • Zoology

A look into what scientists study, such as:

  • Animals and plants
  • Oceans and space
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Sound and light
  • Inventions

“The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) affirms that learning science and engineering practices in the early years can foster children’s curiosity and enjoyment in exploring the world around them and lay the foundation for a progression of science learning in K-12 settings and throughout their entire lives.”

NSTA Position Statement,

Packed with stunning photography, fun facts and interactive questions, this irresistible book focuses on high-interest topics that are written at a level appropriate for beginning readers or for reading aloud. Activities, games and simple experiments will also encourage hands-on learning, showing kids that anyone can use scientific observation and experimentation to be a scientist and explore the world around them.

About the book:

Title: Little Kids First Big Book of Science
Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Series: Little Kids First Big Book
Publisher: National Geographic
Pub month: April 2019
On sale: March 26, 2019
Price: U.S. .99
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-4263-3319-4
Pages: 128 w/ 175 full-color illustrations
Ages/Grades: 4-8 years/Preschool-3

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