Here are the Science books that were used in the “You’ve Gone Mad! For Science, That Is!” seminar. Mariella Walker taught this seminar at the VAECE Conference in Reston on February 15. (bb) = board book
Changes in Plants & Animals (Babies)
Babies (bb) by Missy Kavanaugh & Sarah Gurman — Great photos!
The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz — great for the youngest; act out the actions as the teacher reads
Baby Animals by Seymour Simon
Baby Animals at Night (bb) — Kingfisher books
The Baby Zoo by Bruce McMillan
Busy Bear Cubs by John Schindel — Great photos of bear cubs
Carrot Soup by John Segal — Explains the process of planting & tending a garden. Cute book!
The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent — explores the life cycle of a butterfly and frog
A Fawn in the Grass by Joanne Ryder — based on a real event in the author’s life
Global Babies by The Global Fund for Children — (bb) — Beautiful photos of children from around the world
Go Baby Go! by Marilyn Janovitz
Hello, Baby! by Jorge Uzon
I Hatched! by Jill Esbaum — Love this book! Told from the point-of-view of the baby chick; rhyming book; can act out text
Safari Babies (bb) by Kristen McCurry & Aimee Jackson
Where is My Baby? (bb) by Harriet Ziefert and Simms Taback — cute book with repetition; teaches names for newborn animals (piglet, kid, calf…)
Boats by Byron Barton — bb — Discusses different types of boats
Boats Afloat by Shelley Rotner — informational book
Can You See What I See?: Seymour and the Juice Box Boat by Walter Wick — shows how to make juice box boat
Paper Boats by Rabindranath Tagore
Sail Away, Little Boat by Janet Buell
We’ll All Go Sailing by Maggee Spicer & Richard Thompson — rhyming book with lots of repetition; great for reinforcing color concepts
The Biggest Fish by Sheila Keenan
Catfish, Cod, Salmon, and Scrod: What is a Fish? by Brian P. Cleary — cute, rhyming book
Dear Fish by Chris Gall — A unique story about a boy who invites sea creatures to visit him in his hometown.
Fabulous Fishes by Susan Stockdale
Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway — Cute book about a fish that explores & runs into a bit of trouble
Fish Had a Wish by Michael Garland — Fish wants to be another animal, but realizes that he’s happy, just the way he is. 🙂
Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni — A classic book about the friendship between a frog and a fish.
Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio — Cute story about Gilbert finding just the right friend!
How Many Fish? by Rachel Gosset & Margaret Ballinger — counting book
Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood — Cute rhyming book about counting fish
What Floats in a Moat? by Lynne Berry — Funny & informative book about 2 animals who need to get across a moat. Explains sciences terms — displacement, volume & ballast — in a unique way.
Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins (J581.4 R 1998) — very informative
Fall Leaves Change Colors by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld — Nonfiction text with great info about changes in leaves; includes a glossary & words in bold print.
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace — informative book that explains chlorophyll and the process of photosynthesis! Follows leaves through the seasons…
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
All About Magnets by Stephen Krensky
From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer (J635.6 P 2004) — informative book in plain language
Mystery Vine by Cathryn Falwell — rhyming book
Pumpkins by Ann L. Burckhardt (J635.6 B 1996) — Nonfiction text with great photos & info about pumpkins
Pumpkins by Ken Robbins — (J635.6 R 2006) — Great photos!
Ready For Pumpkins by Kate Duke — Funny story about a class guinea pig (Herky) who plants pumpkin seeds.
Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins by Dianne Ochiltree
Bear Shadow by Frank Asch
Guess Whose Shadow? by Stephen R. Swinburne
Miscellaneous Science Books
The Fourth Phase of Water by Gerald H. Pollack (?) — Resource book that was recommended by a preschool teacher in Loudoun County. This book explains the 4th phase of water (think ‘Gak’ or jello).
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban — Great photos that you can use to highlight shapes!
Simple Science Fun: Hands-on Science Made Easy by Evan Forbes, Janet Hale, and Cindy Christianson — great book & source for “Dancing Raisins” experiment
What Did You Put in Your Pocket? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers — Funny book that describes some slimy items that are found in a pocket (ice cream, pudding, ice-cold water, mashed potatoes…)