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Volume 7, Number 2 - January 1961

Recent Science Books for Children

by Ina M. Borman and Helen M. Douglass

KSN - Vol 7, No 2 - Recent Science Books for Children

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THE COVER PICTURE, taken in the Mary White Room of William Allen White Library shows Librarian Ruth Hanson with pupils (left to right) Mike Redding, David Fuller, Barbara Bowman, and Christine Davis.


Published by The Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia

Prepared and Issued by The Department of Biology, with the cooperation of the Division of Education

Editor: John Breukelman, Department of Biology

Editorial Committee: Ina M. Borman, Helen M. Douglass, Gilbert A. Leisman, David Parmelee, Dixon Smith

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Recent Science Books for Children

by Ina M. Borman and Helen M. Douglass

When the first "Children's Books" issue (Vol. 1, No.3, February, 1955) of The Kansas School Naturalist was prepared, it was thought that such an issue might appear about every five years. But so many fine new books appeared, and so many requests for information were received, that a second list of children's books (Vol. 3, No.2, December, 1956) was distributed after an interval of less than two years. Both previous issues have long since been out of print, but they may be found in many school and public libraries. We now present the third in the series of children's books; with only three exceptions the 117 books included this time were published after 1955, and more than half appeared during the past two years.

The organization of the present issue is like that of the second. Some of the well known series of books are listed together, even though individual books of the series may have been included in one of the former lists. The addresses of the publishers have been listed together, on page 15.

As in the previous lists, no books have been included which the authors thought were unscientific in their approach or conclusions. The authors personally examined all books listed. Nearly all were checked with such authentic sources as the American Library Association Book List, the Elementary English Journal, and the Nature Program Guide.

The books are grouped into categories which have proved most interesting and useful to elementary teachers. Within each group the books are listed alphabetically by authors. To conserve space, the following symbols are used:

  • P-primary grades,
  • I-intermediate grades,
  • U-upper grades.

Also, short names are used for the publishing companies, their full names appearing on page 15.
- The Editor

Earth, Sky, Weather

1. BALL, W. W., Minerals and Rocks, Hanover, 1959, $4.95
Presents minerals in photographs; reader gets a look at crystal arrangement and color; information about
each mineral. I, U

2. BONSALL, GEORGE, The How and Why Book of Weather, Grosset, 1960, $1.00
Season of the year explained and illustrated; water cycle, as well as the different types of precipitation, developed and illustrated; suggested experiments that can be done by children. I

3. FISHER, JAMES, The Wonderful World of Air, Garden City, 1958, $2.95
Covers such material as earth and a.ir, air and life meteorology, aircraft, and beyond the air. Worthwhile information that is interesting to boys and girls; many illustrations. I

4. FREEMAN, MAE and IRA, The Story of the Atom, Random, 1959, $1.95
The story of the atom, its power and use; easy to read, good illustrations. I, U

5. FREEMAN, MAE and IRA, The Sun, the Moon and the Stars, Random, 1959, $1.95
Answers such questions as "What Makes the Moon Shine?", "What Is a Star?", "How Would the Earth Look From Outer Space?", and "How Big Is Space?" Easy reading material, easily understood by children. I

6. GALLANT, ROY A., Exploring the Planets, Garden City, 1958, $2.95
Information about each planet: its formation, size, surface features, rotation and revolution, and number of moons. Excellent illustrations. I, U

7. GALLANT, ROY A., Exploring the Sun, Garden City, 1958, $2.95
Interesting material about .the composition and age of the sun, the dark spots found on the sun, and how the sun helps man. Good illustrations. I

8. GALLANT, ROY A., Exploring the Universe, Garden City, 1956, $2.95
Information about the origin of the universe from the standpoint of various hypotheses; compares the planets with some known stars in terms of composition, size, and temperature. Many constellation charts, showing the mythical figures. I, U

9. GALLANT ROY A. , Exploring the Weather, Garden City, 1957, $2.95
Concerned with what is weather, the earth's ocean of air surrounding it, and weather developments such as hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms. I

10. GALLANT, ROY A., Exploring Under the Earth, Garden City, 1960, $2.95
Develops the earth through geologic times. Good charts and excellent information about shape and size of earth, ocean floor, and continents. I

11. GREY, VIVIAN, The First Book of Astronomy, Franklin Watts, 1960, $1.95
Small book deals with planets and other heavenly bodies in a simple fashion; many activities suggested. P, I

12. HITTE, KATHRYN H., Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Blizzards, Random, 1960, $1.95
Discussion of causes of great storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards. Function of a weatherman to warn people about the coming of a storm, but not to control a storm. Interesting material and illustrations. I

13. HOGBEN, LANCELOT, The Wonderful World of Mathematics, Garden City, 1955, $2.95
A history of mathematics-time, triangles, square and circle, stars and steering, as well as graphs and gravity. Well illustrated. U

14. BOSS, NORMAN, The How and Why Book of Stars, Grosset, 1960, $1.00
Helps boys and girls explore the universe in search of information about stars, planets, eclipses, milky way, galaxies, and the difference between astronomy and astrology. I

15. HYLER, NELSON, The How and Why Book of Rocks and Minerals, Grosset, 1960, $1.00
Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock; suggested experiments that children could do; how one can identify rocks; the scale of hardness for minerals. Well illustrated; easy to read. I

16. LAND, BARBARA and MYRICK, The Quest of Isaac Newton, Garden City, 1960, $2.95
The story of a scientist and his search for truth. An analysis of the rainbow, the way things move, and the mystery of light. I

17. LEONARD, JONATHAN K., Exploring Science, World, 1959, $4.95
The story of man's achievements in understanding the world around him; chapters such as Planet Earth, How Mountains Grow, Work of the Atmosphere, Rain from Sea Salt, Neighbor Planets, and Man in the World. I, U

18. MARTIN, CURTIS, The Story of Shells, A Guidebook For Young Collectors, Harvey, 1956, $2.9.5
Develops the five main divisions of shells and indicates those that belong in each division; suggestions on how to start a hobby of shell collecting. A pronouncing index; four colored plates, each showing twelve different shells. I, U

19. SUTTON, FELIX, The How and Why Wonder Book of Our Earth, Grosset, 1960, $1.00
Information about the earth's beginning, upheavals, surface, and the treasures found inside the earth. Fossils and the story they tell; rocks, minerals, and gems. Easy to read and well illustrated. I

20. TELLANDER, MARION, Space, Follett, 1960, $1.00
Easy to read, up to date, accurate and informative material about the moon, sun, planets, and the milky way. P

21. WATSON, JANE WERNER, This World of Ours, Golden, 1959, $..50
Weather, cloud formation, storms, rain, and tornadoes; day and night; sea~ sons. Well written and illustrated. P

22. WHITE, ANNE TERRY, Rocks All Around Us, Random, 1959, $1.95
"Easy to Read" information about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; good illustrations. I, U

23. ZIM, HERBERT S., Shooting Stars, William Morrow, 1958, $2.50
The story of meteors and meteorites; information about. some of the larger meteorites that have been found on the earth. Description of different kinds of meteors, bow light is produced as they enter the earth's atmosphere, and various meteor showers. I,U

The World of Life24. BARNETT, LINCOLN, and EDITORS OF LIFE, The Wonders of Life on Earth, Life, 1960, $12.50
Three hundred and ten fact-filled pages with more than 230 colored photographs; creatures of the jungle, remote islands, and other environments. I, U and Teacher's Use

25. BUCK, MARGARET WARING, Pets From the Pond, Abingdon, 1958, $3.00
Develops in an excellent manner how to collect animals from the pond and how to care for them out of their natural habitat. I

26. COPPER, ELIZABETH K., Science In Your Own Back Yard, Harcourt, 1958, $3.00
Science activities with observations that could be made in the back yard. Includes soil, rocks, grasses, flowers, worms, stars, and weather. Gives suggestions for a back yard laboratory and how to conduct experiments. I

27. EPSTEIN, SAM and BERYL EPSTEIN, All About the Desert, Random, 1957, $1.95
Explores the plant and animal life found in deserts in all parts of the world. I

28. GOUDEY, ALICE E., Houses From the Sea, Charles Scribner's, 1959, $2.95
Beautifully illustrated, informative book about' shells, using the common names of the shells listed. P, I

29. HINSHAW, ALICE, The True Book of Your Body and You, Children's, 1959, $2.00
Simple and accurate information about the structure of bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, heart, and lungs. Many interesting colored illustrations. P, I

30. HUXLEY, JULIAN, The Wonderful World of Life, Garden City, 1959, $2.95
Deals with problems of evolution in a concise and understandable manner. U

31. LEWELEN, JOHN, and IRWIN SHAPIRO, The Story of Flight, Golden, 1959, $3.95
"The Story of Flight" from the ancient winged Gods to the present Age of Space. Excellent illustrations make the reading material more meaningful. I, U

32. PEATTIE, DONALD CULROSS, The Rainbow Book of Nature, World, 1957, $4.95
First part of book deals with nature in general; following chapters with life in the desert, pond, meadow, forest, and shore; well illustrated. I, U

33. PETTIT, TED S., The Web of Nature, Garden City, 1960, $2.95
Why plants and animals live where they do, and how they live together; communities such as water, marsh, prairie, desert, and coniferous forest. Colorful illustrations. I, U

34. PLATT, RUTHERFORD, and STAFF OF THE WALT DISNEY STUDIO, Worlds of Nature, Golden, 1957, $4.95
Based on Walt Disney motion picture series of True Life Adventures. Descriptions of various climates-arctic, desert, prairie, and swamp. Plant and animal life found in various regions of the world. Outstanding illustrations depicting animals in natural habitats. I, U

35. SELSAM, MILLICENT E., Nature Detective, William R. Scott, 1958, $2.75
Ways of tracking animals, and the types of tracks various animals make. Other evidence that animals such as birds and mammals have been in the vicinity. P, I

36. SELSAM, MILLICENT, See Through the Lake, Harper, 1958, $2.50
A study of the teeming animal and plant life found in a typical lake. Use of aqua-lung to examine life beneath the water. Interesting illustrations. I

37. WATSON, JANE WERNER, Wonders of Nature, Golden, 1950, $1.89
A delightful book beautifully illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. Will arouse interest of children in the world about them, as well ,1S giving helpful information about plants, animals, sea life, and the world around boys and girls. P

38. WILLIAMS, GARTH, Baby Farm Animals, Golden, 1959, $2.50
Brief information about baby kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, donkey, calf, puppies, kids, ducklings, lambs, and gosling. Beautifully illustrated in color. Preschool and P

39. ZIM, HERBERT S., Golden, 1958, $1.00
Develops life from lowest forms to highest forms in a brief but authoritative manner. Many colored illustrations. U

Plant Life

40. ALLEE, VEVA ELWELL, About the Vegetables on Your Plate, Melmont, 1960, $2.50
What vegetables really are, parts of the plant that help it grow, parts of the plant that man uses for food, both cooked and raw, and ways of preserving foods for future use. Illustrations to clarify terminology. P

41. FENTON, CARROLL LANE, and HERMININE KITCHEN, Plants That Feed Us, John Day, 1956, $3.00
Origin of various plants and what parts of the plant are used for food. Describes the different plant families. I, U

42. FOSTER, WILLIAM K., and PEARL QUEREE, Seeds Are Wonderful, Melmont, 1960, $1.88
How seeds are formed and how they travel from place to place. The various kinds of seeds, their parts, and how they germinate. Experiments that children can do with seeds. P

43. SELSAM, MILLICENT E., Plants That Heal, William Morrow, 1959, $2.50
How the Medicine Man used herbs to heal the sick and how even today man uses some of the same plants. Plants that are sources of material for modern medicine. I

44. SELSAM, MILLICENT E., Play With Seeds, William Morrow, 1957, $2.50
Describes fully and with illustrations the development of seed from pollination to mature seed. How seeds are scattered from pbce to place. Simple experiments that children can do. P

45. SELSAM, MILLICENT E., Seeds and More Seeds, Harper, 1959, $1.75
How Benny found out a seed would grow; the flower of the plant and the different kinds of seeds. P

46. SWAIN, SUZAN, Plants of Woodland and Wayside, Garden City, 1958, $2.95
Purpose is to introduce beginners to the interesting world of plants. Basic facts about plants; wild flowers of the wood, roadside, fields, deserts, swamps, and mountains. Most plants described are the more common varieties. Illustrations in full color. P, I, U

47. WATSON, JANE WERNER, Plants and Animals, Golden, 1958, $.50
Information about various kinds of common plants and animals, told in short simple sentences. Well illustrated. P

48. FARB, PETER, The Story of Butterflies and Other Insects, Harvey, 1959, $2.95
Easily read, well illustrated information about several common types of in sects which may be seen about home or school. I

49. HOGNER, DOROTHY CHILDS, Grasshoppers and Crickets, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1960, $2.50
Basic but simply written information about two familiar insects. P, I

50. LATHAM, BARBARA, I Like Caterpillars, Holiday, 1958, $2.95
Non-technical information about many common caterpillars. The illustrations are in color. P

51. ROUNDS, GLEN, Firefly, Holiday, 1956, $2.50
Life cycle of the firefly described in an interesting manner. Illustrations in color. 38 pp. P

52. SWENSON, VALERIE, Bees and Wasps, Follett, 1959, $1.95
Life history and value of honeybee, bumblebee, leaf cutting bee, and cuckoo bee. Brief information about potter and mason wasps, mud dauber, yellow jackets, hornet, and cicada killer wasp. Many colored as well as some black-and-white illustration of bees and wasps. I

Reptiles & Amphibians53. HOGNER, DOROTHY CHILDS, Frogs and Polliwogs, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1956, $2.50
Well illustrated account of life cycle and how to study frogs and their tadpoles at home or in school. P, I

54. LATHAM, BARBARA, Tree Frog, Holiday, 1954, $2.00
Life cycle of a "peeper" from egg to adult. Large type, interesting material. P

55. MATHEWSON, ROBERT, The How and Why Wonder Book of Reptiles and Amphibians, Grosset, 1960, $1.00 Begins with "Age of Reptiles," and includes such items as poisonous and non poisonous snakes, what snakes eat, types of turtles, lizards, crocodiles, alligators, frogs, and toads. How to keep reptiles in a classroom. Many colored and black-and-white illustrations. I

56. SCHOENKNECHT, CHARLES A., Frogs and Toads, Follett, 1960, $1.00
Easy to read, interesting, and accurate material about frogs and toads. Excellent illustrations. P


57. EBERLE, IRMENGARDE, Robins on the Window Sill, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1958, $2.75
Describes in detail the life of the robin from the time the nest was built on the window sill until the young robins were ready to leave the nest. Simply written and well illustrated. P

58. FERGUSON, WALTER, Barn Swallow, Holiday, 1955, $2.00
Scientifically correct story of the migratory habits of the barn swallow. Illustrations in color. P

59. HOFMANN, MELITAE, The Book of Big Birds, Garden City, 1960, $2.95
Clear and concise information about big wading birds, diving and other water birds, birds of prey, scavengers, and game birds. Easy to read; colorful illustrations. I, U

60. HUSSONG, CLARA, The Golden Picture Book of Birds, Golden, 1959, $1.50
Ninety different birds that you might find in your back yard, woods, open fields, or marshes; illustrated in color and black-and-white. Section devoted to problem of "How To Attract Birds to Your Home." P, I

61. JOHN, BETTY, Hummingbirds, Follett, 1960, $1.00
Easy to read, accurate, and informative material about hummingbirds. Many colorful pictures. P

62. MATHESON, ROBERT, The How and Why Wonder Book of Birds, Grosset, 1960, $1.00
Answers questions children frequently ask about birds, such as "What is a bird?", "How do bird's feathers work?", "Why should you watch birds?", and "How many kinds of flights are there?" Brief information about birds of town and field, woodland and forest, desert, water, jungle, and antaractic. Good illustrations. I

63. NEWBERRY, CYRIL, The Beauty of Birds, Hanover, 1958, $.95
Pictorial survey of the most colorful birds in the world, with 102 photographs, 30 in full color. Information rather brief. I,U


64. DISNEY, WALT, Bear Country, Golden, 1958, $1.84
Relates the phases of bear life through the various seasons of the year. Well illustrated and written in an interesting way. I

65. PETERSON, RUSSELL, Whitefoot Mouse, Holiday, 1959, $2.50
Life cycles of some of the inhabitants of the woodland community. P, I

66. RAY, DON G., The Book of Small Mammals, Garden City, 1958, $2.95
Deals with such animals as moles, raccoons, skunks, bats, faxes, squirrels, beavers, and many other small mammals. Many of the illustrations in full color. Fine material on "What is a Mammal" and "How to See Mammals." P, I, U

67. SCHWARTZ, CHARLES, Cottontail Rabbit, Holiday, 1957, $2.50
Life story of a cottontail rabbit, with illustration in color. Easy reading. P

68. SHUTTESWORTH, DOROTHY, The Story of Horses, Garden City, 1960, $2.95
Begins with development of the horse in prehistoric times; briefly and concisely tells about different types and breeds of horses; many illustrations. P, I, U

Prehistoric Animals

71. ANDREWS, ROY CHAPMAN, In the Days of the Dinosaurs, Random, 1958, $1.95
The story of the strangest animals that have lived on the earth. Information about the world during the time of the great dinosaurs. Interesting illustrations. I

72. FENTON, CARROLL LANE, and ADAMS FENTON, The Fossil Book, Doubleday, 1958, $10.00
An excellent book about fossils, presenting names of species, geological age, geographic range, and size; with some technical terms. Many colored and black-and-white illustrations; excellent book to help identify fossils. I, U, and Teachers

73. GEIS, DARLENE, The How and Why Wonder Book of Dinosaurs, Grosset, 1960, $1.00
Deals with the great animals that lived long ago, such as brontosaurs, triceratops, allosaurs, deplodocus, and stegosaurs. Some indication of why these great monsters disappeared. I

74. HOLSAERT, EUNICE, and ROBERT GARTLAND, Dinosaurs, (series is A Book to Begin With), Holt, 1959, $2.50
Brief information and many colored pictures of dinosaurs. How man comes to know about these prehistoric animals. I


75. ATKIN, J. MYRON, and R. WILL BURNETT, Working With Animals, Holt, 1959, $1.00
Many types of experiments that can be done by children with a minimum of equipment. Some illustrations. P, I, U

76. ATKIN, J, MYRON, and R. WILL BURNETT, Working With Plants, Holt, 1959, $1.00
Many types of experiments that can be done by children with equipment. P, I, U

77. BLACK, IRMA SIMONTON, Busy Water, Holiday, 1958, $2.50
Explains the water cycle from rain to rivers, oceans, and back to clouds. Includes ways people make use of water. Well illustrated. P

78. CALDER, RITCHIE, The Wonderful World of Medicine, Garden City, 1959, $2.95
Excellent material about man's efforts to combat disease, and to prolong life through new medicines and healthful conditions. Well illustrated. I, U

79. CASTLE, JANE, Busy Water, Holiday, 1958, $2.75
An easy reading book concerned with an explanation of the water cycle; illustrations in color. P

80. FISHER, JAMES, The Wonderful World of the Sea, Garden City, 1957, $2.95
The story of the sea, developing such things as its waters, its life, and the challenges of the sea to man; many illustrations. I

81. GATES, RICHARD, The True Book of Conservation, Children's, 1959, $2.00
Much of the land was virgin long ago, but as man settled on the land wildlife was killed and forests were cut down; now man has begun to realize the need for conservation-this book helps boys and girls to understand the problem. P, I

82. HINTON, SAM, Exploring Under the Sea, Garden City, 1957, $2.95
Since water covers seven tenths of the earth, it is a wonderful place to explore; this is just what this book does, from microscopic plankton to whale. Introduction to waves and tides; well illustrated. I, U

83. HOGBEN, LANCELOT, The Wonderful World of Energy, Garden City, 1957, $2.95
Develops man's harnessing of the energies of nature, such as falling water, heat, air pressure, wind and the atom. Many illustrations; highly informational. U

84. ORR, JOHN BOYD, The Wonderful World of Food, Garden City, 1958, $2.95
Develops many aspects such as food and fitness and famine or feast. Many illustrations. U

85. PINNEY, ROY, The Golden Book of Wild Animal Pets, Golden, 1959, $1.95
How to take care of such wild animal pets as skunk, raccoon, opossum, crow, snakes, frogs, and turtles. Instructions for making and keeping up a terrarium and an aquarium. Well illustrated. I, U

Inventions and Experiments

86. ATKIN, J. MYRON, and R. WILL BURNETT, Air, Wind and Weather, Holt, 1958, $1.00
Many air pressure experiments that are simple to perform and require simple equipment; simple weather instruments ilsuggested and illustrated. P, I, U

87. ATKIN, J. MYRON, and R. WILL BURNETT, Electricity and Magnetism, Holt, 1958, $1.00
Excellent types of experiments dealing with magnetism and electricity that children can do on their own. Good illustrations to help in the understanding of the experiments. P, I, U

88. BAER, HOWARD, Now This Now That, Holiday, 1957, $2.25
A picture book that attempts to teach some scientific principles; for children from kindergarten to second grade. P

89. BEELER, NELSON F., and FRANKLYN M. BRANDLEY, Experiments in Science, Revised, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1955, $2.75
Experiments about air, weather, light, hea t, and electricity; black-and-white illustrations. I

90. BLOUGH, GLENN O., Young People's Book of Science, McGraw, 1958, $4.50
A digest of many different authors' works in the field of science for children. Some illustrations. I, U

91. ELTING, MARY, The Answer Book, Grosset, 1959, $3.95
Answers to 300 science questions that children ask most frequently; can be used at home or at school. A challenging book for boys and girls. Many colored illustrations. I

92. FREEMAN, MAE and IRA, Fun With Scientific Experiments, Random, 1£60, $1.50
Simple experiments dealing with inertia, air, heat, gravity, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. Many illustrations to aid in the understanding of the experiments. P, I

93. GALLANT, ROY A., Exploring Chemistry, Garden City, 1958, $2.95
Deals with such things as why chemistry began, matter and the alchemists, the new chemistry, and frontiers of chemistry. I

94. HERBERT, DON, and HY RUCHLIS, Beginning Science With Mr. Wizard, Flying, Doubleday, 1960, $1.25
Easy experiments dealing with air pressure and flight; well illustrated in black-and-white. Many of these experiments can be done by children at home as well as at school. I

95. HERBERT, DON, and HY RUCHLIS, Beginning Science With Mr. Wizard, Heat, Doubleday, 1960, $1.25
Experiments that children can do, at home or at school. What heat is, how it travels through materials, how it makes engines go, and how it cooks food. Well illustrated. I

96. HERBERT, DON, and HY RUCHLIS, Beginning Science With Mr. Wizard, Light, Doubleday, 1960, $1.25
Experiments that can be done at home as well as at school. Illustrations clear and to the point. I

97. HERBERT, DON, and HY RUCHLIS, Beginning Science With Mr. Wizard, Water, Doubleday, 1960, $1.25
Develops the area of water, from the standpoint of experiments that children can do at school or at home. Well illustrated, for better understanding of what should be done. I

98. HOBIN, RUSSELL, The Atomic Submarine, Harper, 1960, $2.50
A practice combat patrol under sea; mission 250 feet beiow the surface. Excellent illustrations of the submarine. I, U

99. NOTKIN, JEROME J., and SIDNEY GULKIN, The How and Why Wonder Book of Beginning Science,
Grosset, 1960, $1.00
Opens doors of scientific knowledge to boys and girls, in such areas as light, electricity, weather, machines, and plants. Many illustrated experiments. P, I

100. PODENDORF, ILLA, One Hundred and One Science Experiments, Children's, 1960, $4.50
Experiments and excellent information about air, magnetism, electricity, water, and sound. I

101. SAUNDERS, JOHN R. , The Golden Book of Nature Crafts, Golden, 1958, $2.95
Many articles appearing in this book taken from Woman's Day Magazine; suggestions for things that young people can do in the field of science. Ways to explore our natural surroundings; collections that can be made; things that children can make; simple tools and inexpensive pieces of equipment. P, I, U

102. SCHLOAT, WARREN G., Andy's Wonderful Telescope, Charles Scribner's, 1958, $2.75
Explains principles involved in reflecting and refracting telescopes, with photographs to show the differences. An introduction to the solar system and some bf the common constellations. I

103. VESSEL, MATHEW F., and HERERT WONG, How To Stimulate Your Science Program, A Guide to Simple Science Activities, Fearon, 1958, $1.00
All types of experiments and items to make for use in elementary science. Many black-and-white illustrations to help in the understanding of the materials, whether for experiments or activities. Teacher's Use

Electricity, Magnetism, and Machines

104. HOGBEN, LANCELOT, The Wonderful World of Communication, Garden City, 1959, $2.95
Excellent material about the development of communication, from the alphabet to television. Well illustrated. I, U

105. MEYER, JEROME S., Machines, World, 1958, $2.50
The four basic scientific principles of mechanics used in the operation of all m~chines. Well illustrated. I

106. NOTKIN, JEROME J., The How and Why Book at Electricity, Grosset, 1960, $1.00
Many experiments that children can do on their own with magnetism and electricity. Well illustrated. I

107. NOTKIN, JEROME J., and SIDNEY GULKIN, The How and Why Wonder Book at Machines, Grosset, 1960, $1.00
The simple machines, with appropriated experiments. Such terms as work, power, energy, and efficiency developed in an elementary way. Well illustrated. I

108. SHARP, ELIZABETH N., Simple Machines and How They Work, Random, 1959, $1.95
Experiments with wheels and axles, pulleys, levers, wedges, screws, and inclined planes. Interesting illustrations. This book belongs to the series entitled "Easy To Read Book." I

109. YATES, RAYMOND, A Boy and a Battery, Revised, Harper, 1959, $2.50
Electricity makers, motors, solar battery, and atomic battery. Many illustrations. I, U

Rockets, Missles, and Space Travel

110. BERGANST, ERIK, Rockets Around the World, Putnam's, 1958, $2.00
Photographs of many different rockets of different nations are shown, with information about each. A section devoted to language of rockets and missiles. I, U

111. CROSBY, ALEXANDER L., and NANCY LARRICK, Rockets Into Space, Random, 1959, $1.95
Material developed in this book: beyond the world, how a rocket works, making a rocket go farther, putting man into space, what is a satellite, and the dangers of space. One of the series, "Easy To Read Books." Well illustrated. I

112. GOTTLIEB, WILLIAM, P., Aircraft and How They Work, Garden City, 1960, $2.95
More than 100 step-by-step illustrations and science experiments about flight, with simple and accurate explanations. I, V.

113. GOTTLIEB, WILLIAM P., Jets and Rockets, Garden City, 1959, $2.95
More than 100 step-by-step illustrations and experiments to help children understand how jet and rocket machines work. I, U

114. KNIGHT, CLAYTON, The How and Why Wonder Book of Rockets and Missiles, Grosset,1960, $1.00
Historical background of the rocket principle; Uses of rockets and how they function. What a missile is, how fast it must travel to escape the earth's gravitational pull. Space travel and dangers that may be encountered. Excellent illustrations and readable material. I

115. LEY, WILLY, Man Made Satellites, Guild, 1958, $1.00
Excellent descriptions, in simple form, of man-made satellites, beginning with Sputnik 1. I

116. MUNCH, THEODORE W., What Is a Rocket, Benefic, 1959, $1.60
What makes a rocket move; types of fuel for rockets; use of rockets and rockets in space. A non technical book with excellent explanations of the working of a rocket. Well illustrated. P, I

117. RUCHLIS, HY, Orbit, Harper, 1958, $2.75 Discusses the physical laws in a concise and interesting manner, in the belief that boys and girls are naturally interested in space and space travel. I


1. The Book of Popular Science, LEVIN, LAWRENCE M., Grolier, 1960, $89.50
Ten volume set contains many diagrams and illustrations that help to make the material easier to understand. Designed for the use by pupils who are inquisitive about science and want addidonal information. Volume 10 has index for all other volumes; bibliography for additional readings. I, U

2. The Community of Living Things, Prepared in Cooperation With the National Audubon Society, 1960, $43.50
Volume 1. Field and Meadow, Etta S. Ress
Volume 2. Fresh and Salt Water, B. Bartram Cadbury
Volume 3. City Parks and Home Garden, Robert S. Lemmon
Volume 4. Forest and Woodland, Robert S. Collins
Volume 5. The Desert, Alexander B. Klots and Elsie B. Klots
Well written information for general reading in the specific areas.

3. The Golden Book Encyclopedia, PARKER, BERTHA MORRIS, Golden, 1959, $37.50
Sixteen accurate fact volumes illustrated with more than 6,000 pictures in beautiful colors. Accurate and authoritative, by contributors and consultants who are outstanding in their fields. Volume 16 has index for all other volumes. P, I

4. The True Book Library of Science and Fascinating Facts, PODENDORF, ILLA, Children's, 1958, $38.75
Ten volumes made up from 30 of the "True Book Of" series. Many illustrations, diagrams and maps. An excellent set for supplementary reading by boys and girls. Ninety eight percent of text consists of words taken from "Combined Word List" for Primary Reading. P, I

5. The Science Book List for Children, DEASON, HILARY J. (compiler) , American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1960, $1.00
Guide to science reading for pupils in elementary grades up to and including the eighth grade, and an acquisitions guide for elementary school librarians; ll05 books classified by subject matter and by level-primary, intermediate, and advanced.


All About The: Random House
Animals and Their Young Robert McClung
Arctic and Antarctic Armstrong Sperry
Ice Age Patricia Lauber
Jungle Armstrong Sperry
Monkeys Robert S. Lemmon
Prehistoric Cave Men Sam Epstein and Beryl Epstein
Satellites and Space Ships David Dietz
Strange Beasts of the Present Robert S. Lemmon
The Human Body Bernard Glemser


The Golden Stamp Book of: Golden Press
Animals of the Sea Marion Conger and Pat Cherr
Atomic Energy Otto Binder
Birds Sonia Bleeker
Birds of the World Anne Terry White
Cats Barbara Lindsay
Fish Sandra L. Lesser
Horses Eugene Rachlis
Natural History Eva Knox Evans
Rocks and Minerals Paul R. Shaffer
Sea Shells John R. Saunders
Science Inventions Arthur Hamilton
Space Travel Otto Binder
Toads, Frogs, and Salamanders James Ertel
Trees Rachel Benjamin
White Wilderness, based on Walt Disney's
motion picture, "White Wilderness"
 Wild Life Wonders Eunice Holsaert
Wonders of the World  
Let's Read About: Anne Terry White,
Kay Ware, Lucille Sutherland,
and Consultants, Webster
Atomic Energy
Bees and Wasps
Jungle Animals
Life Under the Microscope
Mountains and Volcanoes
Prehistoric Animals
Reptiles and Amphibians
Rocks and Minerals
Sea Shells
The Earth
The Sea
Space Travel
Unusual Birds
Gene Darby, Benefic Press
The What Is It Series  
What is a Bird
What is a Butterfly
What is a Chicken
What is a Cow
What is a Fish
What is a Frog
What is a Plant
What is a Season
What is a Tree
What is a Turtle


AMERICAN BIOLOGY TEACHER, THE. National Association of Biology Teachers, Teachers College, Temple University, Philadelphia 22, Pa. Monthly through the school year. $6.00. Articles on biology and biology teaching, mainly at secondary level, but including much of interest to teachers of elementary science.

AMERICAN FORESTS. American Forestry Association, 919 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington 6, D.C. Monthly. $6.00. Interesting articles on forestry, with an emphasis on conservation.

AUDUBON MAGAZINE. National Audubon Society, 1130 Fifth Ave., New York 28, N.Y. Bimonthly. $5.00. Accurate descriptions of many facets of wildlife and wildlife conservation, with special emphasis on birds.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE BULLETIN . National Science Teachers Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington 6, D.C. Monthly (eight issues per year). $1.00. Up-to-date news on science topics.

JUNIOR NATURAL HISTORY. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park at 79th Street, New York 24, N.Y. Fascinating articles for youngsters with an interest in nature.

NATURAL HISTORY. American Museum of Natural History. Monthly, October through May; bimonthly, June to September. $5.00. A well-illustrated publication written in an interesting manner.

SCIENCE. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1515 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington 5, D.C. Weekly. $8.50. Articles, news, and technical reports from the entire world of science.

SCIENCE NEWS LETTER. Science Service, Inc., 1719 N. Street, N.W., Washington 6, D.C. An authoritative presentation of recent developments in science.

SCIENCE TEACHER, THE. National Science Teachers Association. Monthly (eight issues per year). $8.00. Excellent publication for teachers of all levels.

SCIENCE WORLD. Science World, Scholastic Magazines, Inc., 33 W. 42nd Street, New York 36, N.Y. $1.50 for two semesters. Outstanding supplementary reading for advanced science students.



  1. Abington Press, Nashville 2, Tenn.
  2. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1515 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington 5, D.C.
  3. Benefic Press, 1900 N. Narragansett, Chicago 39, Ill.
  4. Charles Scribner's Sons, 597 Fifth Ave., New York 17, N.Y.
  5. Children's Press, Inc., Jackson Blvd. and Racine Ave., Chicago 7, Ill.
  6. Doubleday and Co., Inc., 575 Madison Ave., New York 22, N.Y.
  7. Fearon Publishing Co., 2263 Union St., San Francisco 23, Cal.
  8. Follett Publishing Co., 1010 West Washington Blvd., Chicago 7, Ill.
  9. Franklin Watts Inc., 575 Lexington Ave., New York 22, N.Y.
  10. Garden City Books, 575 Madison Ave., New York 22, N.Y.
  11. Guild Press, 630 Fifth Ave., New York 20, N.Y.
  12. Golden Press, 630 Fifth Ave., New York 20, N.Y.
  13. Grolier Society, Inc., 575 Lexington Ave., New York 22, N.Y.
  14. Grossett & Dunlap, Inc., 1107 Broadway, New York 10, N.Y.
  15. Hanover House - subsidiary of Doubleday and Co., see No.6.
  16. Harcourt, Brace and Co., 750 Third Ave., New York 17, N.Y.
  17. Harper & Brothers, 49 East 33rd St., New York 16, N.Y.
  18. Harvey House, Publishers, Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.
  19. Holiday House, 8 W. 13th St., New York 11, N.Y.
  20. Holt, Wnehart and Winston, Inc., Publishers, 383 Madison Ave., New York 17, N.Y.
  21. John Day Co., 210 Madison Ave., New York 16, N.Y.
  22. Life, 540 North Michigan Ave., Chicago 11, Ill.
  23. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 330 West 24th St., New York 36, N.Y.
  24. Melmont Publishers, Inc., 310 S. Racine Ave., Chicago 7, Ill.
  25. National Audubon Society, 1130 Fifth Ave., New York 28, N.Y.
  26. Putman's Sons, 210 Madison Ave., New York 16, N.Y.
  27. Random House, Inc., 457 Madison Ave., New York 22, N.Y.
  28. Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 432 Park Ave. South, New York 16, N.Y.
  29. William Morrow and Co., 425 Park Ave., South, New York 16, N.Y.
  30. William R. Scott, Inc., 8 West 13th St., New York 11, NY
  31. Viking Press, 62.5 Madison Ave., New York 22, N.Y.
  32. World Publishing Co., 2231 W. 110th St., Cleveland 2, Ohio.

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