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Featured books by Vicki Cobb

Science is everywhere. Sometimes all it takes to find it is a simple question or easy experiment. Vicki Cobb's books provide accessible introductions to myriad topics from chemistry to physics. So open a book and let the science adventures start!

I Face the Wind

By: Vicki Cobb
Illustrated by: Julia Gordon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Children are encouraged to observe as experiment as they learn about wind and air as well as practice science writing by describing their findings.

I Fall Down

By: Vicki Cobb
Illustrated by: Julia Gordon
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Activities suggested are easy and engaging for young children and an adult. This title from the Science Play series — intended for the youngest budding scientist — uses conversational language and uncluttered illustrations to encourage further observation and experimentation.

I See Myself

By: Vicki Cobb
Illustrated by: Julia Gordon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Brief text and clear illustration combine to present both information and experiments that will encourage "what if" and "what next" discussions that can comfortably and safely combine with activities appropriate for young children.

Junk Food

By: Vicki Cobb
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Easy activities and commonplace snack foods bring basic principles of chemistry into focus. Combined with snappy full-color photographs, the information is clearly presented and sure to inspire as it informs.

Lots of Rot

By: Vicki Cobb
Illustrated by: S.D. Schindler
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

What makes rotten food (or dirty socks) smell? Probably bacteria or another microorganism. The casual language and line drawings informs while encouraging experimentation with everyday items.

Science Experiments You Can Eat

By: Vicki Cobb
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Everyone eats so naturally, the kitchen is the place to discover more about it. Chemistry is with us every day and in many ways, introduced in an informative, conversational text and easy-to-do activities with readily available materials.

See for Yourself: More than 100 Experiments for Science Fairs and Projects

By: Vicki Cobb
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Science is all around and whether planning a science fair project or just exploring the world something is sure to intrigue. Information and activities are presented in a large, heavily illustrated format organized by “inspirations” such as toys and "yourself & other humans".

This Place Is Cold

By: Vicki Cobb
Illustrated by: Barbara Lavallee
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Illustrations evoke the frozen north while the text invites readers to feel more the cold of Alaska. How the weather impacts people and animals is explained in a conversational tone as is the impact of climate change. A comparable exploration, This Place Is Wet (Walker; 0802734006), will be available in May 2013.

What's the Big Idea? Amazing Science Questions for Curious Kids

By: Vicki Cobb
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

The oversized book asks and ways to test "big ideas" (the ones that have "no simple or easy answer." Motion, energy and matter are made accessible and downright fun here.

Your Body Battles a Broken Bone

By: Vicki Cobb
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

What happens when a bone is broken? The body repairs it! How this happens is presented in clear language accompanied by photomicrographs and humorous illustrations for a clear explanation of the process.

Your Body Battles a Cold

By: Vicki Cobb
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Anyone who's ever had a cold is sure to appreciate this examination of why one gets it and how the body combats it. Photomicrographs combines with comic illustrations for a lucid and thorough look at the topic. A glossary and index conclude the presentation.

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