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You guys, I have such an exciting announcement!! I have been chosen to be a part of the Macmillan Outdoor School Super Influencer Team!! I am ecstatic. We are so thrilled to be able to implement these amazing books and resources in our home/classroom and …
Want to know a secret? I have a giant fear of science and science projects. They overwhelm me and give me moderate panic attacks. Want to know another secret? My kids LOVE THEM! They would do nothing but science experiments all day, every day. I was so thrilled when Quarto Kids shared an incredible book with us! Copycat Science by Mike Barfield is incredible! It takes your boring everyday science and adds so much FUN! So, if you are a homeschool parent who might be slightly overwhelmed by science, I highly recommend adding this book to your library! Let’s see what it is all about!
I love everything about this book. I have talked many times about my fear of science experiments. They just seem so out of my comfort zone. I was so surprised to hear from so many other homeschool mamas that they feel the same way! Well, I have a book for all of you! Copycat Science is all about learning about different scientists and then trying your hand at their experiments! They are so do-able, not overwhelming, and you probably already have most of the items on hand! WIN!
The book features such a diverse group of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. You will learn about leaves with Theophrastus, worms with Charles Darwin, DNA with Rosalind Franklin, and so many more amazing minds from history! There were so many people that I had never heard of before! I am excited to learn right along with my kids!
Copycat Science is set up in such a unique comic book style that will be adored by your children! The pages begin with the scientist briefly introducing themselves and what they are known for. Then you will jump right into trying your hand at the experiments…and they are SO MUCH FUN! Whether you will be making bird feeders with John James Audubon or studying your fingerprints with Jan Evangelista Purkyne you will be guaranteed to be having a blast while learning so much!
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I can’t say enough about this book. It has taken a topic that makes me anxious and made it so accessible. My kids and I are going to have the best time learning about scientists and trying our hands at recreating some of their experiments. I love that the book talks about the fact that scientist learn from the work of those who came before them. They build upon the work of others and make new discoveries along the way.
For more information on author/illustrator Mike Barfield you can pop over to his site here.
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Huge thank you to Quarto Kids for sending this my way for review. Absolutely AMAZING book! To check out more of Quarto’s amazing books you can click over to their website here.
Did you know that some Dung Beetles are particular about the poo they eat? Yep…they only enjoy poo from a specific species! I mean, I have a favorite brand of coffee…but…poo? Who knew??? Facts abound in this gorgeous new book called Bugs Everywhere! I can’t …
I have a new go-to recommendation for Greek Mythology! Mythologica- An encyclopedia of Gods, Monsters, and Mortals from Ancient Greece is an absolutely stunning book. As soon as I saw the cover I knew it would be one that we had to have. I am …
I am always on the lookout for amazing new resource books to add to our homeschool library. I was thrilled when Quarto Kids sent me 2 samples of new books they have coming out this fall. They are incredible!!! Quarto consistently knocks it out of the park when it comes to incredible nonfiction books, and these 2 titles are no exception!
Encyclopedia of Animals
First up is Encyclopedia of Animals. This is another gem from Wide-Eyed Editions, which is an imprint of Quarto that creates mind-blowing nonfiction! They know the key to creating nonfiction books that kids LOVE! This is a huge and beautiful book that is packed to the brim with crazy gorgeous illustrations and interesting animal info! This will be a wonderful addition to any zoology study in your homeschool. I also know my kids will love to use this book as inspiration for our nature journals!
Such a wide collection of animals are included…from the biggest to the smallest! In addition to the gorgeous illustrations, each entry includes information about the animal such as diet, size, where it is located, and it’s scientific name. This is a must-have for your home library!
Encyclopedia of Animals hits shelves October 1st, 2019! You can pre-order now!
Atlas of Ocean Adventures: A Collection of Natural Wonders, Marine Marvels, and Undersea Antics from Across the Globe
This book is in-cre-di-ble! Atlas of Ocean Adventures is the 5th book in the Atlas of Adventures series and it might be my favorite yet. It is absolutely stunning and the perfect book for an ocean-loving family. If you are familiar with the other books in this series, like Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World or Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures, then you know just how amazing these books are. There is so much information presented in such a fun way. The pages are a feast for your eyes. I notice something new every time I flip through these books! The scenes are deliciously illustrated and also present so much information.
Atlas of Ocean Adventures will take you on an adventure below the surface of the ocean. You will learn all about the diversity of life that lives in the ocean. You will visit the Man-O-War in the Atlantic Ocean, the Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific Ocean, Seahorses in the Indian Ocean, Elephant Seals in the Southern Ocean, and Walruses in the Arctic Ocean. There are more than 30 scenes throughout this book that will introduce you to some truly amazing creatures!
I can’t wait to incorporate this book in our next Oceanography unit. This is the perfect resource for your homeschool library if you have little ocean lovers or plan to study the ocean! Another home-run from Wide-Eyed Editions and Quarto! Atlas of Ocean Adventures arrives on November 5th, 2019!
I have a flip through of the samples saved in my story highlights on Instagram! You can check it out over at Homeschool by the Beach on Instagram! Thank you so much Quarto for sharing a sneak peek at these books with us! We can’t wait until their book birthdays!