Wednesday, June 24, 2015
100 things to know about Science (Usborne Publishing)
Science geeks are we, so dedicated to finding out more about science and science-ey things that we disappear to our local Saturday Science Club whenever we can.
When sessions aren't running however, we love dabbling in a bit of science-based bookage, and Usborne are definitely one of our go-to publishers for engaging and expertly presented science stuff for kids. Showing that science can be fun, facts can be fantastic and non-fiction books don't need to be 'school-like' Usborne's science range truly has something for everyone.
In "100 things to know about Science", you get a nice big thick paperback to delve into that covers the main three branches of science (Physics, Biology and Chemistry) with a good dose of peripheral subjects such as geology and astrophysics too. Usborne's approach here is to break down each subject into a series of engaging page spreads, for children who are at Charlotte's level of being taught science in schools (before they start to funnel off into each branch of science as a separate entity).
With that in mind, the book does cover a fairly broad base but does so in a way that piques children's curiosity and gives them a really great steer in possible science directions they might like to specialise in later on.
Full of quirky characters and cartoon-infographics-style art to get kids interested, the book doesn't feel dry at all - it dishes up fact after fact in a fun and brilliant way, ensuring that the next generation of would-be science fans are off to a fantastic start.
Charlotte's best bit: Learning all about genetics and DNA!
Daddy's Favourite bit: A nice big thick and weighty science tome utterly packed with fascinating facts. SCIENCE ROCKS!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Usborne Publishing)