Books About Science and Technology


Grace Hopper: Queen of the Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark


Illustrator:

Wu, Katy


Nelson’s Stars (Out of 5):

5


Recommended Grades:

2-5


Summary:

Grace Hopper was a mathematician before her time. She became employed by the Navy during World War II and continued working in their computer department until she was 80 years old! This story gives great information about computer coding and the role Ms. Harper played in the process.


Why Read This Book?

What a fantastic read! There were so many great pieces of information in here--how computer "bugs" got their name and how code came into being. Very interesting!


Year Published:

2017

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Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer



Summary: Because of an acorn life all around us is given. This beautiful book simply describes how one acorn can support the living world around us--flowers, trees, chipmunks, birds. . .. Children will enjoy the beautiful pictures and have questions about how different living beings support one another.

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A Day and Night in the Desert by Caroline Arnold

Summary: This book is one of a four part habitat series created by Ms. Arnold. In the desert book, children go through an entire day of life that animals in the desert live. It has times, points of view from different animals, and tidbits of facts on every page. The pictures also do a great job of explaining some of the tough and new vocabulary terms that children might not have heard previously. If you enjoy this book, consider checking out the other books in the series which focus on life in the forest, prairie, and rain forest.


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