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What are you reading?
I'm looking for some new science books to read. Do you have a book that you really enjoyed, couldn't put down, or really left you thinking? It doesn't matter if the book is for adults or children. I'm simply looking to add to my reading collection.
Thanks in advance!
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Davida, I am an elementary science teacher. Even though some of the books are not defined as science books, they are helpful no matter what field of work you are in.
Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch is a book that I have to keep buying because I give it away often.
I love many of Chris Van Allsburg's childrens' books. His illustrations are very detailed and engaging. Some of his books address science topics like environmental issues seen in his book, Just A Dream.
Armstrong the Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon- for obvious reasons, again the artwork is incredible and it has many details about the history of space flight in the scenery.
The Next Time You See the Moon by Emily Morgan
All of the Picture Perfect Science books from NSTA
Ada Twist Scientist
Iggy Peck Architect
Violet the Pilot
Rosie Revere Engineer
Journey, Quest, and Return all by Aaron Becker- no words needed in these imaginative illustrative stories of adventure. My interpretation of the Trilogy is about the things we can create on our own can be powerful when we join with others.
And yes, I read the Martian by Andy Weir before I watched the movie. It was drudgery at times to get through the technical parts.
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Some science books I have enjoyed. Books are adult level, unless otherwise stated.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
The Story of Science (3 Part Series) by Joy Hakim (High school level)
The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson
What If? by Randall Munroe
The Physics of Super Heroes by James Kakalios
What if the Moon Didn't Exist? by by Neil Comins
Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman
Bad Astronomy by Phil Plait
Seduced by Logic by Robyn Arianrhod
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Thank you very much for these suggestions! I'm looking forward to reading the ones that I haven't and sharing these books with future students.
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Thank you for this post. I have also been looking for more science books. I will definitely be using some of these in my future classroom.
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