School may be a distant thought but summer is a great time to explore science. Here are two recommendations for children ages 5 to 8 from Lewiston City Library Community/Youth Services Librarian Heather Stout.“Gravity”
By Jason Chin
Roaring Book Press
32 pages, 2014
What keeps objects from floating out of your hand? What if your feet drifted away from the ground? What stops everything from floating into space? Gravity. Expertly illustrated, children will be delighted to see what the world would be like without gravity.
“Things That Float and Things That Don’t”
By David Adler, illustrated by Anna Raff
32 pages, 2013
David Adler, a former math teacher, introduces children to the concept of flotation. Why does a boat loaded with people stay afloat on the ocean? Why do rocks fall to the bottom of the sea? Why does ice float? What is water density? Anna Raff illustrates these concepts beautifully in this question and answer book. You may even want to try your own experiment at home.
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