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Human Computer

Human Computer

Mary Jackson, Engineer

When Mary Jackson was growing up, she thought being an engineer was impossible for her.  Why? After all, she was fantastic at math and science. She worked really hard to learn all she could in school. Why did this smart little girl think she couldn’t be an engineer?   Elementary aged readers explore America’s history of segregation...

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Fossil Huntress

Fossil Huntress

Mary Leakey, Paleontologist

What was the world like millions of years ago? Did early humans walk on all fours? Did giant sloths lie in trees? Did dinosaurs have feathers?  Even as a young girl, Mary Leakey was fascinated by questions like these! In Fossil Huntress: Mary Leakey, Paleontologist, elementary aged children meet Mary as a girl growing up in France and...

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Space Adventurer

Space Adventurer

Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut

What’s it like to travel among the stars? What can we learn by doing science experiments in space?   When Bonnie Dunbar spotted Sputnik traveling across the sky from where she stood on her family’s farm, she knew that’s what she wanted to do when she got older. In Space Adventurer: Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut, readers ages 5 to 8...

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Computer Decoder

Computer Decoder

Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist

When a mechanical computer arrives at the office, a human computer named Dorothy Vaughan either has to learn how to work with it or risk losing her job! Dorothy Vaughan loved things that made sense—especially numbers! In Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist, elementary aged children follow Dorothy’s journey from math teacher to human computer and beyond,...

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Waves

Waves

Physical Science for Kids

You can find waves just about everywhere you look! Take a tour of the world of waves in this fun, illustrated introduction to the concept of waves and energy and their presence in our world. This installment in Picture Book Science, a set of books about physical science for kids ages 5 to 8, encourages readers...

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Matter

Matter

Physical Science for Kids

Everything you can touch and hold is made up of matter-including you, your dog, and this book! Matter is stuff that you can weigh and that takes up space, which means pretty much everything in the world is made of matter! In Matter: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover the basic building...

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Energy

Energy

Physical Science for Kids

When you feel like running, leaping, and singing, people might say you have a lot of energy. And you're not the only one! Energy is the stuff that makes everything live and move. People, animals, plants-we all need energy to live! In Energy: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover different forms of...

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Forces

Forces

Physical Science for Kids

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: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 observe...

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