Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
The Canadian Children's Book Centre's annual publication Best Books for Kids & Teens lists Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home as one of 2017's best science books for young people.
Inside Your Insides was published by Kids Can Press and is available through any independent bookstore and online through Amazon.com or from Chapters-Indigo.
The amazing illustrations, including this delightful microbe that helps you digest seaweed, are by Quebec artist Marie-Ève Tremblay.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Claire's book Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home (Kids Can Press, 2016) is one of five books shortlisted for the 2017 Science Writers & Communicators of Canada's Youth Book Award. To see the complete list of nominees, click here. And to see the winners, click here. (Spoiler alert: Larry Verstraete's excellent "Dinosaurs" of the Deep won the youth award.)
Saturday, March 18, 2017
What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go?History, science, and technology for Grades 4-7
Published by Annick Press, 2017
Find out about the weird and fascinating world of garbage, covering topics like water pollution, modern “throwaway” culture, landfills, human waste, and recycling. The highly visual treatment with lots of sidebars and humorous illustrations makes this an engaging, kid-friendly introduction to an important issue.
"A smart overall survey sprinkled with choice nuggets of garbage lore. Dig in." Starred review in Kirkus Reviews
Published by Scholastic Canada, 2017
A rhyming romp through a magical world of underground monsters.
"Guaranteed to provide both shivers and smiles of relief, this is a book that will fascinate and thrill young readers." Quill & Quire
Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You HomeThe science of the human microbiome for Grades 3 to 7
Published by Kids Can Press, 2016
Wherever you go, tiny hitchhikers tag along for the ride --- living things so small that you need a microscope to see them. And every person carries around trillions and trillions of microbes. Readers will be startled (and likely a little grossed out!) by the many places they live, both inside and outside our bodies. Some are bad guys that cause disease, but many are actually good guys that keep us healthy.
"An excellent example of engaging science writing, this title would be a useful mentor text for young science writers and a fine addition to science programs dealing with the topic of the human body." School Library Journal