This Friday I am hosting the STEM Friday children's book meme again. (STEM Friday gathers posts about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math children's books together in one place). To celebrate, I've decided to hold a little giveaway this week.
Are you familiar with the Basher Science books by Simon Basher? The brightly-colored illustrations feature sweet figures that appear to have roots in Japanese chibi. I have reviewed several of the titles, including Chemistry: Getting a Big Reaction by Simon Basher and Dan Green.
Examples of Basher Science titles:
- Solar System
- Planet Earth
- Rocks and Minerals
- and more.
Each illustration has spaces for some of the Basher characters and then a page of reusable character stickers to use to fill in the spaces. In the back is a bonus poster of Basher's version of the Periodic Table.
I love the interactive aspect of the stickers. Having to physically move stickers from place to place engages children, and makes them think about a problem longer. This type of book is especially important to kinesthetic or tactile learners.
Edit:Giveaway: If you know of someone who would like a copy of the Basher Science Sticker Book, be sure to leave a comment on this post before Friday, September 21, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Please leave a valid email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner. The winner will be selected at random. The easiest way to leave a comment is to click on the title of the post to send it to a separate page and then scroll to the bottom. The contest is now closed.
Reading level: Ages 7 and up
Paperback: 16 pages
Publisher: Kingfisher (July 17, 2012)
Description of the book at Amazon:
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