Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Eleven Birthdays and One Minute Mysteries: More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science

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Me - Today I am recommending Eleven Birthdays by Wendy Mass. Eleven Birthdays is the story of Amanda and Leo who share a birthday and are also best friends. On their 10th birthday they had a fight and stopped being friends. Now it is their eleventh birthday and the day just keeps repeating. This is a good book. It has a good story and likable characters. Anyone who likes realistic books with a little bit of fantasy will like it.
Mom - Today I am recommending One Minute Mysteries: More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! by Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder. This book breaks scientific principles down into short little mysteries involving kids. This makes the book a much more fun way for kids to learn about science than just reading a text book.   The kids in the stories are not superheroes. They are just regular kids in every day situations. This makes the book much more relatable to kids.  Kids who love science will love using what they know to solve the mysteries. Kids who don't will find it much easier to learn science by reading about kids like them using science to solve every day problems. Even kids who are reluctant readers shouldn't have too much trouble with the short mysteries in this book. Each one is no more than one page and the answer to each is on page right after it. This book can even help kids work on their Spanish or be enjoyed by children whose primary language is Spanish since each mystery and its solution is written in both English and Spanish. These books are a great way for kids to learn while having fun, and just maybe that will make them want to learn more.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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