Books, Experiments, and Books!

We don’t have a lot of book recommendations this month, but a few really stood out. Our top pick is A Drop of Water by Walter Wick.   Definitely check out Wick’s web-site, for a behind-the-scenes look at how he captured the photos. Because of the gorgeous photos and the interesting but concise writing, this is a book we’ll buy. Sorry for the pun, but this book completely blows his I-Spy series out of the water!

The next book is one we’ve recommended before. Science Rocks! by Robert Winston is one of Sam’s all time favorite books. We’ve done a few of the water related experiments this summer, and we have grand plans to continue. He’s decided that his birthday will be a “Science Birthday”, so this week we’re searching for dry ice, glass bottles, corn starch, Coca-Cola, and Mentos (for four separate experiments).

Finally, here’s a short list of a few other watery children’s titles we’ve enjoyed. Sorry that I can’t figure out amazon links here – WordPress advice is welcome, if anyone out there knows how to make those embedded links happen.

1. Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keefe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky and Yuyi Morales

2. Sea of Dreams by Dennis Nolan

3. A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley

Now that I think about it, we might need to buy all of the water books we’ve listed this month – each one is so beautiful!

What are some of your water-related children’s book recommendations?

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