Item description for Magnets (All Aboard Science Reader) by Anne Schreiber & Adrian C. Sinnott...
Overview Introduces different kinds of magnets, how they work, and some of the ways in which they are used.
Publishers Description What's strong enough to smash atoms? What's able to power high speed trains? What can defy the force of gravity? It's in metals. It's in Earth. It's magnetism! Filled with interesting facts and easy at-home magnet experiments.
Illustrated by Adrian C. Sinnott.
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Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.15" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date Aug 11, 2003
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Series All Aboard Science Reader
ISBN 0448431491 ISBN13 9780448431499 UPC 070918003998
Availability 0 units.
More About Anne Schreiber & Adrian C. Sinnott
ANNE SCHREIBER is a graduate in Science Education from Cornell University and began her career as an elementary school teacher. She wrote the science content for the Magic School Bus television series. She has written more than a dozen books for young children. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Anne Schreiber currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.
Anne Schreiber has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Magnets (All Aboard Science Reader)?
Great Book Apr 27, 2010
I would agree with the last two reviews, especially the second one. This is a book for older kids. I read it to my 1st and 2nd graders and some of them had questions about the writing. This worked as a great review for my students after doing a unit on magnetism. Overall, it is a great book, and I recommend it to any parent or teacher who wants their children to learn nearly everything about magnets.
Great, educational book but not for 4 year old Feb 21, 2010
this book is great and educational. the other reviews give a lot of details. I just want to point out that this is not a book for a 4-year-old as the descripotion says. The concepts are too advanced and my son (who loves to be read for hours) gets bored after a while because it is too hard for him. In my opinion this is more a book for 7-8 year olds. My son is obsessed with magnets but there are easier books out there to introduce the key concepts for 5 year olds.
Attracts children who have masted basic reading skills May 17, 2009
A wonderful science reader for children who are reading alone and have an interest in magnets. This book is a "Station Stop 3" book in Grosset & Dunlap's All Aboard Reading series. From inside the front cover "With longer text and harder words, these books appeal to children who have mastered basic reading skills. ...[will] captivate children who are ready for more challenging books."
Advanced first grade readers will enjoy this book without adult help. As a parent I marveled that the author skillfully introduces and describes concepts such as attract, repel, the composition of magnets, magnetic field, magnetic force, magnetic domains, electromagnets, the earth's magnetic field, how animals and insects use magnetic fields, maglev trains, and electromagnetic rail guns for launching satellites. The breadth and depth of coverage is just right for this level of reading. The young scientist reading this book will find reason to read and re-read the text several times.
The author presents the concept of magnetic dipoles using the terminology "magnetic domains". This approach and the associated illustrations do an excellent job of communicating a fundamental concept of magnetism at a level that a young mind can grasp and build upon. The book is delightfully illustrated with ink and watercolor illustrations that contribute to the text and hold the reader's interest. Illustrations are very important in beginning science books and Mr. Sinnott has been added to my list of distinguished illustrators based on this book. I enjoyed the picture on page 22 showing the magnetic dipoles in a cutaway view of an iron nail. The polar bear showing magnetic field lines on pp. 20-21 is also excellent. The pictures are an integral part of the story and the theme of north meets south is an excellent touch with polar bears and penguins actively involved in the presentation of magnetic science.
There are a couple of "try it" blocks scattered throughout the text to tempt a child to experiment. At the end of the book is a glossary.