Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Think Again Is Fun Nonfiction for Kids

Time for some nonfiction!  This week I have a fun one that I actually had to go dig out of my son's room.  He read it so much it had taken up residence.  But I was thrilled that he enjoyed learning the science and reasons behind some of the great misconceptions out there.

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Title:       Think Again

Author:   Clive Gifford

Target:    Grade 3 and up

What this book is about:  
This book is a version of myth busters.  Do you think: 1) the Model T only came in black? 2) Cleopatra was an ancient Egyptian? 3) Einstein failed math at school? 4) you only use 10% of your brain? or 5) you lose 40% of your body heat through your head?  Well if you thought that … you would be wrong.  This book explains how common misconceptions took hold, and what science has to say about them.  It is time to see the truth!

Why I love this book:  
First off the format of the book is fun with playful illustrations and photos. Descriptions are concise but informative.  A kid could get lost in all this information, but Gifford makes it understandable and even more, helps kids understand where the misconceptions may have originated.

I like that the book encourages kids not to take everything they hear as fact.  A book that encourages them to think critically about what is in front of them is imperative in this information age.

Who this book is for: 
My son couldn’t put this book down.  He kept being amazed that what he thought was true was in fact flawed.  Fun myth buster book.

Final thoughts:  
Go seek the truth - but not about my hair color!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Think Again! False Facts Attacked and Myths Busted  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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