Anita Yasuda

Anita Yasuda

Anita Yasuda is the author of more than 100 books for children. In 2013, she won the Honor Book award, Science for grades K-12, Society of School Librarians International for Explore Flight! With 25 Great Projects and in 2012, she won the gold Moonbeam award for her book Explore The Wild West! With 25 Great Activities. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). She lives with her family in Huntington Beach, California.

Website: anitayasuda.com

Nomad Press Titles Written by Anita Yasuda

Oceans and Seas!

Oceans and Seas!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Why is the ocean important for humans and for the Earth? In Oceans and Seas! With 25 Science Projects for Kids readers ages 7 though 10 dive into the underwater world of some of the most amazing landscapes on Earth. On this amazing underwater adventure, kids experience the ocean’s tropical reefs and spot crabs, sea sponges, and thousands of kinds of fish darting in its crags and folds. Meet a giant squid with eyes the...

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Canals and Dams!

Canals and Dams!

With 25 Science Projects for Kids

Did you know that hydropower supplies 16 percent of all electricity worldwide? Did you know there are more than 57,000 big dams around the world? Canals and Dams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites children ages 7 though 10 to investigate the waterways that help the world run! Through fun facts and engaging content, readers explore record-breaking structures such as the Panama Canal and Hoover Dam. They also learn about the physics that make...

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Explore Ancient Chinese Myths!

Explore Ancient Chinese Myths!

With 25 Great Projects

Who is the lady who floated to the moon? Did a monkey really hatch from an egg? Did tears bring down the Great Wall of China? Does the sky rest on the legs of a turtle? In Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 soar on a journey through ancient China to learn about history, geography, science, and art through stories that have been told and retold for thousands...

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Explore Comets and Asteroids!

Explore Comets and Asteroids!

With 25 Great Projects

Have you ever wished on a shooting star? Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects takes readers ages 7 to 10 on an amazing journey through space to investigate comets, asteroids, and lesser-known celestial objects using hands-on activities and investigative experiments. Introduces readers to asteroids and comets, how they formed, where they are found, and how they have shaped the surfaces of planets and moons. Readers learn about future plans for asteroids that include...

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Archaeology

Archaeology

Cool Women Who Dig

Archaeologists look for clues from the past to learn about people who lived long ago! In Archaeology: Cool Women Who Dig, children ages 9 through 12 study this amazing field and meet three dynamic women who are working in archaeology around the world. Introduces readers to real women who are making strides in the field of archaeology, making career goals feel obtainable. Incorporates history, science, and geography. Educators have observed that interest in science and...

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Explore Greek Myths!

Explore Greek Myths!

With 25 Great Projects

Explore Greek Myths! With 25 Great Projects invites readers ages 7–10 to learn the mythical tales of ancient Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters while discovering vibrant connections between mythology and the real world. Introduces the popular topic of Greek mythology and the history, geography, technology, and arts of the ancient Greeks. Offers opportunity to compare and contrast mythologies from different cultures and traditions. Hands-on activities encourage children to make connections between mythology and the...

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Explore Light and Optics!

Explore Light and Optics!

With 25 Great Projects

What is light? Why are optics important? In Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7–10 discover how light works, how it shapes our world, and why we depend on it for survival. Readers learn about wave theory, sound, light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and optics. Introduces readers to major figures in the field of light and optics. Children gain an understanding of how the human eye translates light into visualized objects. Explains...

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Forensics

Forensics

Cool Women Who Investigate

How do scientists solve mysteries? With forensics, the use of scientific methods to solve crimes! In Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate, readers ages 9 through 12 meet three women who are trailblazers in the field of forensics and discover what it takes to succeed in this fascinating field. Combines subjects of math, chemistry, biology, and literacy. Forensics is a high-interest topic made popular by TV shows such as the CSI franchise. Readers learn about the...

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Explore Norse Myths!

Explore Norse Myths!

With 25 Great Projects

The stories of Norse myths and legends are a terrific introduction to Viking culture, history, science, and traditions, which thrived in Scandinavia from the eighth to the eleventh centuries. But who were the Norse, who left their homelands in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden to trade, raid, and explore around the world? In Explore Norse Myths! With 25 Great Projects, young readers discover the remarkable people and mythical creatures of old. Learning about Norse myths not...

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Astronomy

Astronomy

Cool Women in Space

Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they'll be hidden by the bright light of the sun. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and what's beyond the nebulous boundaries of space. In Astronomy: Cool Women in Space, young readers will be inspired by stories of women who have...

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Explore Water!

Explore Water!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Drip-Drop-Splash! Water is essential to all forms of life. Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments, captures a child's imagination with an intriguing look at the world of water. Combining hands-on activities with history and science, kids will have fun learning about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation, water pollution and conservation, water use, water folklore and festivals, and the latest in water technology. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic...

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Explore the Solar System!

Explore the Solar System!

25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore the Solar System! introduces kids ages 6-9 to the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that surround our star, the sun, as well as the universe beyond. Combining a hands-on element with history and science, kids investigate solar eclipses, phases of the moon, Jupiter's rings, and what astronauts wear. Who named the stars? What is the Milky Way? Why is there night? By combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, fun facts, and comic...

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Simple Machines!

Simple Machines!

With 25 Science Activities for Kids

Does your coat have a zipper? Did you eat breakfast with a fork? You’re using simple machines! From butter knives to seesaws, rolling pins to catapults, we are surrounded by simple machines! Simple Machines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids astounds readers with the ingenuity they already possess and inspires them to look differently at the objects they use every day. What do a fork and an axe have in common? How do pulleys get...

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Explore Natural Resources!

Explore Natural Resources!

With 25 Great Projects

What are natural resources? And why is it important to prevent natural resources from being wasted? Explore Natural Resources! answers these questions. The 25 projects inspire young readers ages 6-9 to have fun while learning why natural resources are important to all living things and how every child can take care of the earth's resources through reducing, reusing, and recycling. Kids will read about national parks and early environmentalists, Earth celebrations, and the science behind...

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Explore Native American Cultures!

Explore Native American Cultures!

With 25 Great Projects

Spirit masks, totem poles, tipis, and canoes! Explore Native American Cultures! brings the history of these fascinating people to life for young readers ages 7-10. Using hands-on activities, kids explore traditional Native American daily life, including shelter, clothing, food, tools, and technology. Kids will investigate myths, legends, ceremonies, and celebrations. Projects are simple to follow and use everyday materials that will have kids raiding the recycling bin. The book is packed with fun activities including...

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Explore Flight!

Explore Flight!

With 25 Great Projects

Who invented the airplane? How do these machines work? And why do planes have wings? Answer these questions by jumping into the cockpit, putting on your goggles, and soaring into Explore Flight! The 25 projects are designed to inspire young readers ages 7-10 to have fun while learning about people's quest to fly. Kids will discover the dreamers, inventors, aviation pioneers, and record breakers. They will explore the myths and legends, wondrous flying machines of...

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Explore the Wild West!

Explore the Wild West!

With 25 Great Projects

Explore the Wild West! invites young readers ages 7-10 to experience the spirit of the Wild West. Kids learn about explorers who mapped the American West, Native Americans, gold miners, cowboy culture, cattle drives, Wild West legends, frontier towns, peacekeepers, lawbreakers, and much more. Through projects ranging from making a settler's soddie to mining for gold, kids develop a better understanding of the rich history of the Wild West in the 1800s.

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