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Nonfiction Monday: Beginnings and Endings

Way back in August, I was the first to post on this new Kid Lit Kit blog, and now, at the end of the school year, I'll be the last. What a year it was! So many great books! I'd like to wrap up by revisiting three science activity books you can use in your classroom next year.

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Oldredshoe What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe?
by Anna Alter

Reading level: Grades K-2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt

This "Green Activity Book About Reuse" has 12 activities for young readers. No need to save this for Earth Day, you can use it all year in your "green" classroom.  

64daringexperiments The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists
by Sean Connolly (Author)

Reading level: Gr 3-5
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing

Learn how to make a Frankstein Hand (page 46), turn milk into stone (page 52), make Do-It-Yourself Blubber (page 160) and more in this book of "daring" science experiments. 

You can find the "ingredients" for these experiments at home or in the grocery store, so it's easy to get started. (A "time factor" is listed for each experiment, and some only take 2-3 minutes!)  

602n Keeping our Earth Green
by Nancy Castaldo

Reading level: Grades 3-9
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Williamson Books

The subtitle says it all: "Over 100 Hands-On Ways to Help Save the Earth." That's a lot of ready-made lessons! The book is divided into four sections: Air, Water, Land, and Energy, so you can use it all year.

Today's Nonfiction Monday is at Jean Little Library. (To see the summer round-ups, visit the Nonfiction Monday link and click on the blog listed for that date.) I hope you'll stay in touch! Come visit my Literacy Links twitter. Happy summer!


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