The National Museum of Natural History

9781515779780. ea vol: 32p. (Smithsonian Field Trips). chart. diag. glossary. maps. photos. websites. Capstone. Aug. 2017. lib. ed. $27.99. pap. $7.95.
Gr 2–5—These attractive, easy-to-read volumes present several of the highlights of the respective museums. In The National Air and Space Museum, readers learn of airplanes including the Spirit of St. Louis and objects from space exploration. The National Museum of Natural History contains dinosaur fossils and the Hope Diamond. Inserted throughout are "Did You Know" facts, such as "When mossy frogs are scared they curl up and play dead." Colorful photographs accompany the information and are bound to attract readers fascinated by unusual trivia.
VERDICT Elementary school browsers and report writers will gravitate toward this appealing take on U.S. history.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing