Light is All Around Us by Wendy Pfeffer
Illustrated by Paul Meiler
Let’s Read and Find Out Science, Level 2
The World Around Us Series
Genre: Children’s Science, Juvenile Nonfiction / Concepts / Sense & Sensation
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: 40 Paperback – horizontal 10 x 8″
Date Published: February 25th, 2014
Just stop and take a look-light is all around you! It comes in many forms. Light from the sun brightens the day, firelight flickers in the night, and electric light fills our homes. Do you know the speed of light or how to measure its brightness? And how does light help you see? Read and find out about the many ways that light brightens our world!
This latest Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out title encourages kids to learn about the physics of light. With over 100 LRFO titles in print, our acclaimed science series has been going strong for more than 50 years! Supporting the Common Core State Standards, LRFO offers diverse subjects so that children may build knowledge and broaden their perspectives using observation and experimentation. The Find-Out-More section includes interactive experiments that kids can try at school and at home: one experiment proves that plants need light and another explains how light makes shadows, introducing kids to fun research and encouraging curiosity and a hands-on approach.
Award-winning contributors Wendy Pfeffer and Paul Meisel shed light on this key subject!
One of the things that I have discovered since using the Memoria Press Curriculum, especially their book lists for Social Studies & Science Resources is the Let’s Read and Find Out Science series. We have started quite a collection and my girls really enjoy these. While not yet reading them on their own, they truly enjoy pouring over the illustrations and ask me questions so that I know their little brains are turning vying for information and learning.
When I saw a new one in the series, part of a The World Around Us sub-series, I was delighted to get my hands on an advanced copy for review. We have truly enjoyed these introduction to science topics and I look forward to new titles in the next Memoria Press Curriculum list. Now finally, HarperCollins is releasing new titles in this series. I’m delighted to read Light is All Around Us, a stage 2 book to explore more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades.
I truly enjoyed this book on light and I think it makes a great addition to our shelf. It discusses natural light to man-made light and animal chemical light in between. From light measured in lumens to how our eyes and brains receive and perceive light this little book, in a simple manner, covers a lot of information. Then at the end are a couple of experiments to bring the information to life in example.
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Wendy Pfeffer is the author of several titles in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including From Tadpole to Frog, What’s It Like to Be a Fish?, From Seed to Pumpkin, Sounds All Around, Wiggling Worms at Work, Dolphin Talk, and Life in a Coral Reef. She lives in Pennington, NJ. You can visit her online at www.author-illustr-source.com/wendypfeffer.htm.