“Celebrate Science” Blog Includes Gene Barretta’s Now & Ben On 5 Faves List
March 26, 2018
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta was included on Celebrate Science‘s list, “5 Faves: Expository Nonfiction Recommended by Donna Miller.” Donna Miller, who created the list, is a K-5 library teacher in Massachusetts, and describes how teachers can integrate the book into the classroom, from introducing science projects to teaching how to write biographies.
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Geekwrapped’s List of 100 Science Books for Kids Includes Five of Our Artists’ Books
April 24, 2017
Geekwrapped, a website that recommends gifts for the geeks and science enthusiasts in your life, recently compiled a list of one hundred best science books for children. Five of our author and illustrator’s books were included on this list, including three written and illustrated by Gene Barretta! These books included…
- If…A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers, written by David J. Smith and illustrated by Steve Adams. If helps children understand complicated big ideas by comparing them to smaller, common objects.
- Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci, by Gene Barretta. This fun biography introduces children to the famous inventor who laid the groundwork for many of history’s great inventions.
- Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, by Gene Barretta. Another biography, this one focuses on Ben Franklin and how he and his inventions shaped the modern world.
- The Worm by Elise Gravel. Part of her acclaimed Disgusting Critters series, The Worm is full of fun and gross details about this common creature. Geekwrapped calls it, “Really fun and educational.”
- Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene Barretta. The third in his series of biographies on inventors, this one shares the successes and failures of Thomas Edison.
Geekwrapped’s full list of science books for children can be found here.