Weird Science

I have two super science books for you today:

‘Al’s Awesome Science,’ and ‘Cool Physics.’

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‘Al’s Awesome Science: Egg-speriments,’ by Jane Clarke, illustrated by James Brown (Five Quills)

This is the first book in a series about science-loving twins, Al and Lottie. Full of energy and never far from trouble, the twins love investigating the world around them.  This time, Al is intent on building a time machine but needs to find the strongest shape. After using all Mum’s eggs in experiments about force, Al finds himself in an egg-tremely sticky situation.

This book is a clever mix of funny story and real science facts. The addition of pages from Al’s notebook are a fantastic way to introduce children to language and processes of scientific investigation and to start conversations about new concepts.

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I am looking forward to seeing what ideas are introduce in the subsequent books.

Great for readers aged 6+

‘Cool Physics,’ by Sarah Hutton (Pavilion Books)

This pocket-sized treat would be perfect for budding scientists aged nine and up.  It aims to explain some of the deepest darkest mysteries of the universe in fun-filled way.

Each page explains a different scientific concept or theory in simple terms with diagrams and cartoons to help. There are also fantastic experiment pages where children can test out the ideas introduced.

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The handy glossary at the back defines key terms from ‘atom’ to ‘wave-particle duality’ so there’s no need to get your brain cells in a scramble!

Library Girl.

*Thank you to Five Quills and Pavilion Books for sending me these copies to review*

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