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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (August 16, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006445214X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064452144
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 1-3. This volume from the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out series takes on the relatively abstract idea of forces. A little longer and more complex than most texts for the series, this one starts with a common childhood experience, pushing toy cars across the floor--and gradually--introduces ideas such as forces, reactions, inertia, friction, and gravity. That's a lot to explain in a short book, and some of these concepts are difficult to simplify. To her credit, Bradley, the author of Energy Makes Things Happen (2003), does grapple with fundamental concepts rather than taking the easier, more traveled, less-satisfactory road of, say, talking about gravity in terms of "up" and "down" or simply describing its observable effects. Colorful line-and-watercolor-wash illustrations brighten the pages. The final spread offers instructions for a simple activity leading to a better understanding of friction. A practical starting place for understanding forces. Carolyn Phelan
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About the Author

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the author of Energy Makes Things Happen and Pop!, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She has a degree in chemistry from Smith College and lives with her husband and two children in Bristol, Tennessee.



Paul Meisel has illustrated many books for children, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?, Energy Makes Things Happen, and What Happens to Our Trash? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.


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It explains the concepts really well.
Cake Smitten
All of the books in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series have been a valuable tool in teaching and entertaining in my home.
A. Starkey
These are great science books for elementary school and they are perfect for my first grader.
M. FB Smith

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A. Starkey on August 8, 2008
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I found this book to be extremely informative while explaining how forces make things move in a way my 3 year old granddaughter understands while learning myself!!

The pictures are awsome, and keeps any age children's attention. All of the books in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series have been a valuable tool in teaching and entertaining in my home.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. FB Smith on January 27, 2010
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I really like the "Let's Read and Find out Science 2" series. These are great science books for elementary school and they are perfect for my first grader. They use familiar examples to introduce basic scientific concepts in a simple but fun way. They are interesting for both kids and adults. I have found them to be a valuable tool to teach these concepts to my kids.

This book about force and movement was fun for the kids.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ylinne on February 6, 2007
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my elder son (4 1/2) loves these books. they are fun, simple and educational. these books provide little experiments you can do at home.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cake Smitten on November 25, 2010
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My five year old son has been asking a lot of questions lately and so I bought a bunch of these books and this was one of them.

I love the way they explain how when we exert force on something that things also exerts force on you. It explains the concepts really well. This is not a two line per page book. But it is not too wordy that your kid will lose interest.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Nardi on January 11, 2010
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I read this book as a read aloud for science class. The students were able to understand and enjoy the concepts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. GODFREY on December 10, 2011
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I love Let's-Read-and-find-out books.
They explain things really easily to kids for their ages and levels.
I found this book at our local library and ordered it right away.
I'm going to order other topics too. They are great books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ChristinaW on August 1, 2010
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My son is 5 years old. I bought this book for him since he seems interested in science and I have a science background. He liked it a lot and wanted us to read it to him several times. It is probably more appropriate for kids a little older but he seemed to understand the concepts. We use the concepts from the book when doing everyday activities. The book was very good at explaining forces at a simple level.
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