Zoo Scientists to the Rescue, a new STEM title for middle-grade readers is here! After two years in the making, photographer Annie Crawley and I are proud share it with the world. Many thanks to the bloggers who participated in our October blog tour. In case you missed it, I’ve shared a round-up below with highlights from each.
ON CREATING A STEM BOOK
Annie and I answer a host of questions in these three blogs, from where did we get the idea for Zoo Scientists to the Rescue, to research logistics, to surprises along the way. Take a look at how an idea becomes a STEM book.
ON SHARING STEM WITH KIDS
Idea #1: Create a zoo experience kit as a gift this holiday season! Blogger Jen Garrett shares her ideas that involve a map, an activity, a preview, and of course, a book. Check it out!
Idea #2: Participate in our #ProtectOurWorld Challenge. To download flyer, click here and scroll below the video trailer.
BLOGGERS SOUND OFF
From middle-school librarian Brenda Kahn of ProseandKahn
“…[a] must-purchase book. Display it prominently. Your fact hounds will love it and your science teachers will too. They will find multiple ways to use it in their classrooms from meeting career readiness standards to Next-gen science standards.” READ MORE
From middle-school teacher Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers
“Patricia Newman’s work always blows me away and Annie Crawley’s photos in Plastic, Ahoy! were breathtaking, so I was so happy to see that they had a new book coming out. In Zoo Scientists, a text is just as brilliantly done as Newman’s other works, she once again focuses on a topic that needs a spotlight.” READ MORE
From Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian of the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn, WI
“This is a unique look at the work of scientists in zoos behind the scenes; it offers both scientific research and opportunities for
involvement. Newman looks at zoos from an educational and conservation viewpoint and will hopefully inspire readers to have a fresh perspective on their own local zoos as well as get involved in science.” READ MORE
From Susan Roberts’ Books for the Curious Child
“Written in kid-friendly terms, this book provides a fascinating, in-depth look at how zoo scientists are helping orangutans, black-footed ferrets and black rhinos, three animals on the Critically Endangered list.” READ MORE