Forces

Forces

Our world operates the way it does because of forces. Gravity, magnetism, pulling and pushing, and friction are some of the many forces that affect the way we move on Earth. They even affect the Earth itself—without gravity, the world would eventually fly apart!

In Forces, kids ages 5 to 8 observe different types of forces, including gravity, magnetism, pulling, pushing, and friction. By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations, quick experiments, and beautiful, detailed illustrations, Forces provides a useful and fun introduction to physical science for kids!

  • Encourages the development of important skills, including observing, connecting, problem solving, and model testing.
  • Visually stimulating, detailed illustrations make this an excellent choice as a read aloud for younger children.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $9.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $6.99

Grade Level 1–3

Ages 5–8

Subjects

  • Physics

Author
 

Illustrator
Shululu 

Specs

  • 8 x 9.75
  • 4-color interior
  • 32 pages

Includes

  • Glossary

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619306387
  • Hardcover, 9781619306363

awards info

Our world operates the way it does because of forces. Gravity, magnetism, pulling and pushing, and friction are some of the many forces that affect the way we move on Earth. They even affect the Earth itself—without gravity, the world would eventually fly apart!

In Forces, kids ages 5 to 8 observe different types of forces, including gravity, magnetism, pulling, pushing, and friction. By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations, quick experiments, and beautiful, detailed illustrations, Forces provides a useful and fun introduction to physical science for kids!

  • Encourages the development of important skills, including observing, connecting, problem solving, and model testing.
  • Visually stimulating, detailed illustrations make this an excellent choice as a read aloud for younger children.

Reviews

Praise for other books by Andi Diehn

Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Connection
Students will have fun learning about the many different forms of poetry in this informational resource. . . This book would be a handy resource for teachers to have available to them in the library. Recommended

Publishers Weekly
Over five chapters, Diehn describes poetic forms like limerick, haiku, and acrostic; explores literary techniques, such as personification and exaggeration; and finds connections between poetry, music, and math. Projects include creating a poetry journal and writing ideas on rocks to combat writer’s block. Stone’s cartoons, which star a fox dressed like a Beat poet and a Shakespearean bear, make for a lively layout, while helping target the book at younger readers and poets-to-be.

Technology: Cool Women Who Code
Science Books and Films +: Recommended
Highlights three women that have contributed to technology in STEM and is an excellent book for young girls. The inspirational stories of these successful women in STEM are the perfect introduction to the careers and contributions in technology for young readers. Critical thinking questions are provided throughout the text to further thinking, along with inspirational quotes of females in STEM professions. The text also provides “try it out” boxes which encourages readers to engage in hands-on activities, for example providing links to websites for coding, or by following QR codes that can be accessed by a QR code reader app (additional links are provided in the resource section in the back). This is a much needed book for our time for young readers to be inspired by strong females in the world of STEM, and recommended for both boys and girls.



Author-Illustrator

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Andi Diehn

Andi Diehn is a writer, editor, and book critic with a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. She has published dozens of articles, stories, and essays and spent many hours volunteering in her sons’ classrooms. She lives in Enfield, New Hampshire, with her family.


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Shululu

Shululu (Hui Li) has always been driven by curiosity. She received a PhD in computational chemistry from the University of Chicago. Her research has been published in the world’s most influential science journals, including Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She is devoted to bringing joy and science to young readers through fun illustrations! She lives with her husband in New York, NY.


Nomad Press Titles Illustrated by Hui

More Details

Grade Level: 1–3
Ages: 5–8
Subjects: Physics,
Specs: 8 x 9.75 , 4-color interior , 32 pages,
Includes: Glossary,

Reviews

Praise for other books by Andi Diehn

Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Connection
Students will have fun learning about the many different forms of poetry in this informational resource. . . This book would be a handy resource for teachers to have available to them in the library. Recommended

Publishers Weekly
Over five chapters, Diehn describes poetic forms like limerick, haiku, and acrostic; explores literary techniques, such as personification and exaggeration; and finds connections between poetry, music, and math. Projects include creating a poetry journal and writing ideas on rocks to combat writer’s block. Stone’s cartoons, which star a fox dressed like a Beat poet and a Shakespearean bear, make for a lively layout, while helping target the book at younger readers and poets-to-be.

Technology: Cool Women Who Code
Science Books and Films +: Recommended
Highlights three women that have contributed to technology in STEM and is an excellent book for young girls. The inspirational stories of these successful women in STEM are the perfect introduction to the careers and contributions in technology for young readers. Critical thinking questions are provided throughout the text to further thinking, along with inspirational quotes of females in STEM professions. The text also provides “try it out” boxes which encourages readers to engage in hands-on activities, for example providing links to websites for coding, or by following QR codes that can be accessed by a QR code reader app (additional links are provided in the resource section in the back). This is a much needed book for our time for young readers to be inspired by strong females in the world of STEM, and recommended for both boys and girls.


Projects


Author-Illustrator

author image

Andi Diehn

Andi Diehn is a writer, editor, and book critic with a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. She has published dozens of articles, stories, and essays and spent many hours volunteering in her sons’ classrooms. She lives in Enfield, New Hampshire, with her family.

author image

Shululu

Shululu (Hui Li) has always been driven by curiosity. She received a PhD in computational chemistry from the University of Chicago. Her research has been published in the world’s most influential science journals, including Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She is devoted to bringing joy and science to young readers through fun illustrations! She lives with her husband in New York, NY.

Nomad Press Titles Illustrated by Hui