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need non fiction books for 11 year old girl who likes science/physics/math

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Initial post: Dec 7, 2011, 7:58:01 AM PST
I am having trouble finding non fiction books for my 11 year old daughter. She loves math, science, space, and physics. She loved Team Moon. Any suggestions would be great!

Posted on Dec 7, 2011, 8:14:23 AM PST
Johnna Wick says:
How about biographies on Mae Jemison, or Ellen Ochoa? For math and physics, I always thought Emilie Du Chatelet was interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2011, 3:30:26 PM PST
S. Cervantes says:
Sounds like she would like narrative non-fiction. A lot of such is biographies and histories, but here are a few that might interest her:
Almost astronauts : 13 women who dared to dream, by Stone, Tanya Lee
Albert Einstein, by Krull, Kathleen (Giants of Science series, well written, look for Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, and Issac Newton, as well)
The hive detectives : chronicle of a honey bee catastrophe, by Burns, Loree Griffin
Ice scientist : careers in the frozen Antarctic, by Latta, Sara L
Secret subway : the fascinating tale of an amazing feat of engineering, by Sandler, Martin W
This is rocket science : true stories of the risk-taking scientists who figure out ways to explore beyond Earth, by Skurzynski, Gloria
Trapped : how the world rescued 33 miners from 2,000 feet below the Chilean desert, by Aronson, Marc
And not science related, but two of my favorites:
Lincoln : a photobiography, by Freedman, Russell
Helen Keller : her life in pictures, by Sullivan, George

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2011, 5:07:48 PM PST
I would love to suggest a great book series, but it is fiction, about science, innovation, private space travel and solar power development. The Jimi & Isaac books by Phil Rink. The stories are written in the voice of the main character and are laugh out loud funny with current great science content. You can not put them down until you finish. Written at around a 4th grade level, but captivating for any age. Check them out. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 9, 2011, 5:35:50 AM PST
DeeG says:
Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities (For Kids series) by Kerrie Logan Holligan is good because the activites make it a more interactive book. I was a science geek kid and would have loved a book like that when I was younger.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2011, 8:59:27 AM PST
I've just completed the series "Marvels of Money ... for kids".
Weaves engaging stories with financial topics, math, and values into highly illustrated books. Initial reviews are coming in and they are hitting their mark in schools as well.

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