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Libby Loves Science

HarperCollins/Greenwillow. Jun. 2020. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062946041.
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K-Gr 3–Libby loves performing science experiments and exploring the world around her. When she learns that there will be a science booth at an upcoming school fall festival, she and her friends decide to participate. What follows is all but a procedural for giving children a path into hands-on learning. Included are instructions for a series of accessible science experiments with simple drawings making them approachable for young children. Also helpful are material lists and notes about what can be expected once the experiment is performed. These appear in the corner of pages and can be adequately distinguished from the narrative text. The wonderfully diverse array of characters sport jubilant expressions as they search for, plan out, and try different experiments, from researching and working with ingredients to observing their results.
VERDICT A successful marriage of solid information and good fun, this book expresses a love for the topic that will encourage kids to follow their curiosity and develop their own appreciation for science.

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