Tag: STEM

BEAUTY AND THE BEAK: A 3-D Printer Saves a Life

BEAUTY AND THE BEAK: A 3-D Printer Saves a Life

Lynn: In 2007, the bald eagle was removed from the endangered and threatened species list, but it still faces many serious threats. Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp clearly outline the eagle’s precarious position in Beauty and the Beak: The True Story of How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle (Aug. […]

Hats Off to Farmers, Starting with JOHN DEERE, THAT’S WHO

Hats Off to Farmers, Starting with JOHN DEERE, THAT’S WHO

Lynn: I think it’s sad that so few kids now have any real understanding, or even an acquaintance with farming and farm life. Children think food comes from grocery stores, and many adults seem to have an unconscious snobbery toward the people who put that food on the shelves. Farming has always been hard work, but I would […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Science and Health

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Science and Health

The December 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 269 new reviews and 10 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered […]

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Even Technophobes Can Join This Game

Even Technophobes Can Join This Game

Lynn: As Cindy knows, to her sorrow, I am far from being technologically adept. I admit this to encourage any of you who might feel a bit reluctant to jump into a book about a high-stakes technology competition among teen computer geniuses. I was certianly unsure about starting Genius: The Game (2016) by Leopoldo Gout, especially since it’s packed […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult
Super-Soaked Summer Fun with Scientist Lonnie Johnson

Super-Soaked Summer Fun with Scientist Lonnie Johnson

Cindy: The name Lonnie Johnson may not be familiar to everyone, but he should be. When I saw Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (2016) by Chris Barton in the Charlesbridge booth at BEA, I let out a whoop. I first learned about Johnson in the Capstone collective biography, African American Scientists (1996), and convinced our 6th-grade […]

Ada Lovelace: Not Your Ordinary Science Heroine
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Ada Lovelace: Not Your Ordinary Science Heroine

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If you’re scratching your head and saying, “Well, that’s great, but who was Ada Lovelace?”—here are some titles that will help answer that question. (For a quick take on her unconventional character, read Hannah Fry’s “Not Your Typical […]