Lets Read and Find Out Science Series



Below are some of the best books in the Lets Read and Find Out Science series. For additional books in this series, please click here.


What Is the World Made Of?
What Is the World Made Of?
All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Summary:
A fact-filled, accessible study of solids, liquids, and gases. The book gives examples of each state of matter and some simple activities that demonstrate the attributes of each.  


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--Gr. 1-3    Difficulty Level--age 4-8

Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
A solid basic text on thunderstorms-- what they are and what causes them. Colorful illustrations and clear diagrams add interest and clarity. Includes related activities. "Nicely done".(SLJ)


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--K-Gr. 4     Difficulty Level--age 4-8
The Planets in Our Solar System
The Planets in Our Solar System
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
A succinct, accessible look at the solar system by grouping planets (as opposed to a one- by-one approach) and discussing size, temperature, and orbits. Includes ideas for hands on activities "One of the most basic books on the subject." (SLJ)

Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--K-Gr. 2    Difficulty Level--age 4-8
How a Seed Grows
How a Seed Grows
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
Another charmingly illustrated book from Lets Read and Find Out Science, this one explain- ing how seeds work and showing the growth stages of a bean plant. Includes related activities.


Rdg Levels:  
Interest Level--K-Gr.1    Difficulty Level--age 4-8
What Makes Day and Night
What Makes Day and Night
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary: 
This recently updated title in the popular Let's-Read- and-Find-Out Science series explains how  earth's rotation creates our days and our nights. Includes NASA photographs and playful illustrations.


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--Gr. 2-3     Difficulty Level--age 4-8
The Moon Seems to Change
The Moon Seems to Change
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
This "welcome addition to science collections for young children" (SLJ) helps children understand what the moon looks lik e at different phases and why it changes. Includes an experiment that uses a flashlight, a pencil, and an orange.

Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--K-Gr.3     Difficulty Level--age 4-8
Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn
Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary: Ka-choo! Yawn. Brrr. This cute early science book helps young children understand how the reflexes in their body do things that are good for them every day without them even thinking about it. Includes a few fun, related experiments.

Rdg Levels:  Interest--K-Gr. 2   Difficulty--age 4-8

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Energy Makes Things Happen
Energy Makes Things Happen
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
This worthy title uses familiar examples and a clear focus to introduce basic concepts. The author intentionally makes it very general without even moderately difficult words (ie potential, kinetic).


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--Gr. 1-3   Difficulty Level--age 4-8

Down Comes the Rain
Down Comes the Rain
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary: In this updated title, the water cycle is described in straightforward, clear explanations made even more clear through the bright pen-and -ink illustrations that accompany each explanation. Includes a few simple related activities.

Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--Gr. 2-4   Difficulty Level--age 4-8

Switch On, Switch Off
Switch On, Switch Off
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary: An easy-to-understand science concept book that uses clear, succinct language to explain how electricity is produced and transmitted, how generators, light bulbs, and plugs work, etc.

Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--K-Gr. 3    Difficulty Level--age 4-8

Digging Up Dinosaurs
Digging Up Dinosaurs
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
For thousands of years, no one knew that dinosaurs even existed. Then people began finding fossils--bones and teeth and footprints that had turned to stone.  A cute intro to paleontology.

Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--PreS-Gr.2     Difficulty Level--age 4-8
What's It Like to Be a Fish
What's It Like to Be a Fish?
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
How pet goldfish feed, breathe, swim, and rest in water is the focus of this lively book. Large, clear, labeled pictures and a simple text cover a range of fish topics.


Rdg Levels:  Interest--K-Gr. 3  Difficulty--age 4-8

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Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Why Do Leaves Change Color?
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary: An informative concept book that explains what happens to leaves in autumn as they change colors and separate from the tree. Includes detailed pictures of leaves in different stages.

Rdg Levels:  Interest--K-Gr. 2  Difficulty--age 4-8

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Who Eats What ? : Food Chains and Food Webs
Who Eats What?
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary: An excellent early introduction to food chains, food webs, and the interdependence of life. The simple watercolor drawings are cute and add clarity to the concepts. Includes activities.

Rdg Levels:  Interest--K-Gr. 2   Difficulty--age 4-8

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Ant Cities by Arthur Dorros
Ant Cities
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
Dorros introduces ant communities by examining the harvester ant, with information on the organization of the ant community, specialization of roles within the community, and characteristics.


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--K-Gr. 3    Difficulty Level--age 4-8

The Big Dipper
The Big Dipper
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary: An updated version of a classic in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out series, providing a clear and accessible introduction to observing the night sky and the different stars that children might see.

Rdg Levels:  Interest--K-Gr. 2  Difficulty--age 4-8

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Archeologists Dig for Clues
Archaeologists Dig for Clues
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:  While on a dig, archaeologist Sophie explains to three small children about the process of archaeology, what archaeologists are looking for (ancient garbage!), and how the items discovered tell us how people lived long ago.

Rdg Levels:  Interest--Gr. 1-4  Difficulty--age 4-8

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Let's Go Rock Collecting
Let's Go Rock Collecting
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary: 
This simple geology book discusses the formation, types, hardness, and uses of rock. The coverage is cursory, yet it is sufficiently engaging to hold the interest of youngsters.  


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--Gr. 2-4     Difficulty Level--age 4-8
Where Does the Garbage Go?
Where Does the Garbage Go?
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
Clearly written and accessible to young children, this updated book explains what used to happen to solid waste, what goes into landfills, and how aluminum and other materials are recycled.


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--Gr. 1-4     Difficulty Level--age 4-8
Tornado Alert
Tornado Alert
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
Another excellent book in the series, this one focused on the what, where, how, and when of tornadoes, plus what to do it one strikes. Color illustrations add interest and clarity to the text.


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--Gr. 1-3    Difficulty Level--age 4-8

Feel the Wind
Feel the Wind
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
What is wind, and if you can't see it, how do you know if it's there? This book teaches all about the wind, its impact on weather, what causes it, and even how humans can use it. Includes ideas for related activities (ie...making a weather vane).


Rdg Levels:  Interest--K-Gr.2   Difficulty--age 4-8
Sleep is for Everyone
Sleep is for Everyone
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
A basic look at a necessary activity. Describes sleeping positions of animals, asks readers to think about their own sleeping positions, and discusses the amount of sleep needed.


Rdg Levels:  Interest--PreS-Gr.2  Difficulty--age 4-8
Pop! A Book about Bubbles
Pop!  A Book About Bubbles
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary: 
Bubbles here, there, everywhere. Some float gently, while some pop immediately. No matter what, they are always round, never square. A simple, accurate text that is also fun to read.


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--PreS-Gr.1    Difficulty Level--age 4-8

Sounds All Around
Sounds All Around
(Let's Read and Find Out Science Series)

Summary:
This appealing title provides a simple explanation of sounds and hearing. Beginning with snaps, claps, and whistles, Pfeffer describes how sound waves vibrate through the air and more.


Reading Levels:  
Interest Level--PreS-Gr.2    Difficulty Level--age 4-8




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