Felix, Rebecca Mini Science Fun. 32 pgs. Lerner, 2017. $19.99. Content: G.
This how-to book helps young readers create mini-crafts based on science experiments, as well as a mini science lab scene. Featured project include a tiny volcano eruption, a wee water cycle, and a mini eco system.
Each chapter details the material needed, simple instructions, and many progression photographs.
This is a well-crafted how-to book, but the concept is a bit unusual. The budding scientists at my school do not want to go mini, they want to go big, with rockets and giant volcanoes. The students who I have that might be into mini crafts and how-to books want to make dog toys, origami, or bracelets. I just think this book would be a tough sell.
EL (K-3), EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.