By Beth Ferry, Illustrated by Lorena Alvarez ( Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – 2021 )
Marsha is a scientist who has never met a problem she couldn’t solve. But when it comes to making friends to invite to her birthday party, she is stumped. Luckily, Marsha knows the solution to being stumped : the Scientific Method! With equal parts creativity, determination, and humor, Marsha sets out to attract as many friends as she can. >>> Beth Ferry’s books in SHI collection.
By Alison Donald, Illustrated by Ariel Landy ( Maverick Art Publishing – 2019 )
Inspired by Eleanor “Ellie” Foraker (Spet.2, 1930 – Dec. 3, 2011) who was a talented seamstress and manager. Ellie was truly dedicated to the making of spacesuits, and she became part of one of the most amazing events in human history. >>>Found several Spacesuit Facts from inside of the front cover until the very last page.
By Deborah Marcero ( Little, Brown and Company – 2018 )
Rose’s heart is set on discovering something completely new. She just doesn’t know where to find it….So Rose sets off on a wondrous journey, bounding from one spectacular world to the next Her guides are a set of maps drawn from her own imagination and her heart’s desire to explore new and exciting worlds.
As spending a week with Lu, readers can help her spot as many patterns as possible before the week is through. This is a playful picture book about patterns and to enjoy discovering many different kind pattern everywhere. >>>At the end, included the explanation of different kinds of patterns.
By Marilyn Singer, Illustrated by Alette Straathof (Words & Pictures ~ 2020)
The book begins that a young lady gifts a flower to a young man. It’s the true that every creature wants a mate. From huddling garter snakes to wooing whales, celebrate all the way earth’s creatures say “I love you!” A beautiful poem about love and all the different ways it is shown throughout nature.>>>In the last pages, found the natural scientific information of different animals’ courtship.
絵本の冒頭は、若い女性が青年に花をプレゼントすることから始まる。どの生物も連れ合いを求めることは事実である。ガーターヘビ(北米に多い蛇）の絡み合いもクジラの求婚の歌も、この地球上には様々な生物によって多様なるI LOVE YOUの表現があることを祝福している。愛を語る美しい詩も、自然界で繰り広げられる異なる求愛表現も。＞＞＞巻末ページに、異なる動物による求愛の自然科学的解説あり。
By Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Jessica Lanan (Sleeping Bear Press ~ 2017)
Known as the mother of nature education, Anna Botsford Comstock (1854-1930) helped generations of children explore and fall in love with nature. She was also an important role model who boldly changed the “rules” proving that women could be researchers, scientists, and college professors. This picture book presents her life story and her marvelous works.
By Susanne Slade, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (Tilbury House Publishers ~ 2018)
Career Day is approaching, and Annie can’t wait to show the school and her family what she wants to be when she grows up. Until Friday, however, she must keep it a secret. Grandpop is convinced she’ll be a news photographer like he once was. Grandma knows Annie will be a champion baker. Dad figures she’ll become a mountain climber like him, and Mom wants to relive her own glory days while watching Annie play basketball. But Annie’s out-of-this-world dream is all her own. >>> “Women in Space” and “The Magnificent Moon” are in the last pages.
By Katey Howes, Illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti (Sterling Children’s Books – 2018 )
Magnolia Mudo is a high-energy inventor, and her favorite lab partner is her Uncle Jamie. But when she finds out that he’s marrying Miss Emily, Magnolia is blown away. She will not wear a flower-girl dress. Uncle Jamie promises Magnolia that she can be part of the wedding in a different way, so she creates inventions based on various wedding traditions from around world-with hilarious results!
By Camilla Kuhn ( Eerdmans Books for Young Readers – 2016 )
When Samira learns about the skeletal system in class, she begins to imagine everyone in school as a walking skeleton. She starts avoiding her class mates, even her best friend, but Samira can’t escape her own skeleton. >>>Camilla Kuhn is a Norwegian children’s book author and illustrator. Her website: www.camillakuhn.no. Originally published this book in Norway in 2014.
By Susan Lendroth, Illustrated by Bob Kolar ( Charlesbridge – 2018 )
Don your spacesuit, dive through the hatch, and say good-bye to Earth. It’s time for a trip to the Red Planet….this book invite you to space travel and to turn the book as you do for a reading experiences that defies gravity. Each page has an educational information, and more details about travel to Mars found on the last page.
宇宙服を着て、ハッチを潜り抜けて、地球にお別れをしたら赤い惑星への旅が始まる。この絵本は読者を宇宙旅行へ案内してくれる。読み進むうちに、重力の異変に気ずかせてくれる様に、絵本を読む位置も変える必要が出てくる。馴染みのある童謡”The farmer in the dell” に合わせた詩が記載されているが、教育的な解説も各ページにあり、巻末には火星旅行に関する詳しい情報がある。