Writing has changed over the years. Information surrounds us in many forms and by just as many delivery methods. More and more of today’s writers are generalists instead of specialists because that’s how the modern human brain works. We’re multi-taskers in reading. We read to learn, enlighten, and entertain. And because we have so much information and content at our disposal, we want you to grab our attention fast.
That’s not to say that writer’s don’t have niches. We do. Mine center around making learning more enjoyable, whether it’s through curriculum, a children’s book, or a travel article. Feel free to explore. Discovery is an amazing thing!
The Oregon Trail by Baristanet
Have a history buff? For those interested in the issues surrounding western expansion and Manifest Destiny in United States history, there is The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad. As with other Build it Yourself books from Nomad Press, there is a detailed timeline, word cloud, and background information (included a map) to help children familiarize themselves with what is to come.
Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms from The Old Schoolhouse
…a wonderful job of highlighting the diversity of many fields of science. They focus on the variety of jobs within each field, the history of the field and the rewards of working hard to achieve these positions. This series is one that will benefit many young readers and can broaden our views. Whether just reading for fun or using as supplemental learning resources, these books are packed full of encouraging and helpful information.
Women in Space from Universe Today
Throughout the just over 200-page book, Gibson relates the successes and setbacks of nearly two dozen women from ten different countries who made history and forged a path for countless females to follow. Gibson’s book features photographs and nods to access additional learning resources, valuable for any interested reader in showing that this book is truly only just scratching the surface of women’s enormous impact on spaceflight.
Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive by Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor School of the Earth, Ocean, & Environment
This is a wonderful book for those of you who have girls (or any child) interested in marine science. Not only does it talk about the research each of these amazing women conduct, but their very different paths of how they achieved their goals.
Texas for Kids from School Library Journal:
Everything is bigger in Texas, and this book does its best to make the eventful happenings of the Lone Star state fun and accessible. Beginning before Texas was even a state, some 500 years ago with the Spanish missions, and continuing up to the 20th-century space age and oil boom, Gibson makes the material relatable and approachable, while teachers will appreciate the activities. VERDICT While this book is no replacement for a textbook, it will become an invaluable tool for those teaching or learning about Texas history.–John Trischitti, Midland County Public Libraries, TX
Women in Space from VOYA Magazine:
With a plethora of information, Women in Space will be an asset to any library and will be useful for those choosing to learn about unsung heroes by combining both biographical and historical information in one handy volume.-Charla Hollingsworth, April 2014.
Women Aviators from Air & Space Smithsonian
Women Aviators (9781613745403) was included in the December 2013 Air & Space Smithsonian‘s (print circ 197,866) Best Children’s Books of 2013 roundup of aviation and space-themed books.
Native American History for Kids from Bookloons
Not only is this a good general introduction to the Native American peoples but the accompanying activities also allow young readers eight or nine years of age and older the opportunity to get involved in some hands-on projects.-Bob Walch, August 2010