{"id":8224086753517,"title":"Hands-On Science: Motion","handle":"hands-on-science-motion","description":"\u003ch6\u003eComing February 27, 2024. Pre-order today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/lola-schaefer\"\u003eLola M. Schaefer\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/druscilla-santiago\"\u003eDruscilla Santiago\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cem\u003ePress Here\u003c\/em\u003e meets \u003cem\u003eBill Nye the Science Guy\u003c\/em\u003e in this interactive STEM picture book about forces and motion.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWelcome to the physics lab! In this picture book, young scientists use their imagination to bring experiements to life. They poke whipped cream in the illustrations, tilt the book to roll a ball down a ramp, and slide beanbags to test friction. After predicting what will happen next, eager readers turn the page to see the results.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEducator and author Lola M. Schaefer draws on her years in the classroom to make science fun and accessible. 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Schaefer, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLola M. Schaefer was a classroom teacher in grades K-7 for eighteen years. She began writing books for children because she saw how important a good book was to each of her students. Lola is now a writing consultant and the author of more than 275 children's books, including picture books and easy readers. She and her husband live in the mountains of north Georgia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/lola-schaefer\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Lola.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDruscilla Santiago, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDruscilla Santiago is an O‘ahu-based illustrator with a background in art direction and graphic design. When not at the drawing board, she can be found with her family enjoying a good laugh and a sweet treat. This is her debut book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/druscilla-santiago\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Druscilla.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA primer on pushes and pulls.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs they did in Matter (2023), Schaefer and Santiago continue to explore basic physics concepts. Their latest is an interactive introduction to force, “a push or pull that can change the motion or shape of an object.” The author explores gravity (simplistically defined as “a force that pulls objects toward Earth”), friction, inertia, and acceleration. But first, she invites readers into the physics lab, where sharp eyes will find the supplies they’ll use in their investigations: whipped cream, sandpaper, a track and marbles, beanbags, a jar of dirt, and even a notebook (a nice touch). As in previous series titles, readers are asked to physically engage with the book. Kids are told to blow on an image of sand, then to touch a button on a lab-vac to clean it up, which leads to an explanation of how a vacuum works. Outside the lab, on a playground, a diverse group of children and adults demonstrate forces at work. (In an online guide for the series, the publisher builds on this idea with a playground-based lesson.) A final, sure-to-please activity asks children to construct a teeter-totter out of a Popsicle stick and a drinking straw, which provides another example of pulls and pushes and gives readers the opportunity to propel a small object into the air. (Be prepared for enthusiastic demonstrations.) The combination of clear, concrete examples, reader interaction, and humor works well.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA child-friendly introduction to a scientific concept.\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn introduction to the concept of motion through an interactive format that will delight young readers and learners. Following Matter and Geology in the “Hands-On Science” series, this title allows readers to play with the forces of motion without getting messy in a style popularized by Hervé Tullet. The book refers to readers in the second person and informs them that they hold a physics lab in their hands. Physically manipulating the book in different ways (tilting, pressing, etc.) causes elements to shift and change with page turns, introducing the concepts of force, gravity, and friction. The layout of the pages is impeccably uncomplicated and clean, allowing the experiments to take center stage. The lack of unnecessary visual excess and first-person perspective of the illustrations elevates the impression of being able to enact change within the pages. The font is friendly while simple instructional language in short sentences invites early readers to the page. A simple activity on the last page encourages children to notice forces in the real world and provides instruction for a simple craft activity. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVERDICT A delightfully interactive introduction to a basic element of physics for the youngest independent readers. 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An experiment with bean bags that teaches readers about friction is included as well as an experiment with a dropper filled of water and dirt. A final experiment with wind is sure to make readers laugh. Finally, children are encouraged to go outside and explore force in their neighborhood and all around! Two additional experiments that can be completed at home are included at the back of the book. The illustrations are simple and accurately depict the experiments. Fans of \u003ci\u003ePress Here\u003c\/i\u003e by Herve Tullet are sure to delight in this science version of an interactive book. 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After predicting what will happen next, eager readers turn the page to see the results.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEducator and author Lola M. Schaefer draws on her years in the classroom to make science fun and accessible. 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Schaefer, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLola M. Schaefer was a classroom teacher in grades K-7 for eighteen years. She began writing books for children because she saw how important a good book was to each of her students. Lola is now a writing consultant and the author of more than 275 children's books, including picture books and easy readers. She and her husband live in the mountains of north Georgia.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/lola-schaefer\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Lola.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDruscilla Santiago, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDruscilla Santiago is an O‘ahu-based illustrator with a background in art direction and graphic design. When not at the drawing board, she can be found with her family enjoying a good laugh and a sweet treat. This is her debut book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/druscilla-santiago\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Druscilla.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA primer on pushes and pulls.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs they did in Matter (2023), Schaefer and Santiago continue to explore basic physics concepts. Their latest is an interactive introduction to force, “a push or pull that can change the motion or shape of an object.” The author explores gravity (simplistically defined as “a force that pulls objects toward Earth”), friction, inertia, and acceleration. But first, she invites readers into the physics lab, where sharp eyes will find the supplies they’ll use in their investigations: whipped cream, sandpaper, a track and marbles, beanbags, a jar of dirt, and even a notebook (a nice touch). As in previous series titles, readers are asked to physically engage with the book. Kids are told to blow on an image of sand, then to touch a button on a lab-vac to clean it up, which leads to an explanation of how a vacuum works. Outside the lab, on a playground, a diverse group of children and adults demonstrate forces at work. (In an online guide for the series, the publisher builds on this idea with a playground-based lesson.) A final, sure-to-please activity asks children to construct a teeter-totter out of a Popsicle stick and a drinking straw, which provides another example of pulls and pushes and gives readers the opportunity to propel a small object into the air. (Be prepared for enthusiastic demonstrations.) The combination of clear, concrete examples, reader interaction, and humor works well.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA child-friendly introduction to a scientific concept.\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn introduction to the concept of motion through an interactive format that will delight young readers and learners. Following Matter and Geology in the “Hands-On Science” series, this title allows readers to play with the forces of motion without getting messy in a style popularized by Hervé Tullet. The book refers to readers in the second person and informs them that they hold a physics lab in their hands. Physically manipulating the book in different ways (tilting, pressing, etc.) causes elements to shift and change with page turns, introducing the concepts of force, gravity, and friction. The layout of the pages is impeccably uncomplicated and clean, allowing the experiments to take center stage. The lack of unnecessary visual excess and first-person perspective of the illustrations elevates the impression of being able to enact change within the pages. The font is friendly while simple instructional language in short sentences invites early readers to the page. A simple activity on the last page encourages children to notice forces in the real world and provides instruction for a simple craft activity. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVERDICT A delightfully interactive introduction to a basic element of physics for the youngest independent readers. Recommended for purchase.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eChildren's Literature\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHead into the physics lab in this unique interactive picture book for young scientists. Readers are able to engage in hands on physics experiments throughout the book that focus on force. To begin readers are invited to open the door to the lab. The first experiment is with whipped cream! Readers are encouraged to poke the whipped cream and then to turn the book upside down to allow gravity to make the whipped cream fall off the page. The next experiment is with a marble and a track. The track is level at first but then readers are asked to tilt the book to the right at more and more of a slant. The marble races down the track in the illustrations! An experiment with bean bags that teaches readers about friction is included as well as an experiment with a dropper filled of water and dirt. A final experiment with wind is sure to make readers laugh. Finally, children are encouraged to go outside and explore force in their neighborhood and all around! Two additional experiments that can be completed at home are included at the back of the book. The illustrations are simple and accurately depict the experiments. Fans of \u003ci\u003ePress Here\u003c\/i\u003e by Herve Tullet are sure to delight in this science version of an interactive book. 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Hands-On Science: Motion

Coming February 27, 2024. Pre-order today!

By: Lola M. Schaefer / Illustrated by: Druscilla Santiago

Press Here meets Bill Nye the Science Guy in this interactive STEM picture book about forces and motion.

Welcome to the physics lab! In this picture book, young scientists use their imagination to bring experiements to life. They poke whipped cream in the illustrations, tilt the book to roll a ball down a ramp, and slide beanbags to test friction. After predicting what will happen next, eager readers turn the page to see the results.

Educator and author Lola M. Schaefer draws on her years in the classroom to make science fun and accessible. Back matter encourages kids to notice the pushes and pulls all around them and includes a simple physics experiment.

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Lola M. Schaefer, author

Lola M. Schaefer was a classroom teacher in grades K-7 for eighteen years. She began writing books for children because she saw how important a good book was to each of her students. Lola is now a writing consultant and the author of more than 275 children's books, including picture books and easy readers. She and her husband live in the mountains of north Georgia.

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Druscilla Santiago, illustrator

Druscilla Santiago is an O‘ahu-based illustrator with a background in art direction and graphic design. When not at the drawing board, she can be found with her family enjoying a good laugh and a sweet treat. This is her debut book.

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Kirkus Reviews

A primer on pushes and pulls.

As they did in Matter (2023), Schaefer and Santiago continue to explore basic physics concepts. Their latest is an interactive introduction to force, “a push or pull that can change the motion or shape of an object.” The author explores gravity (simplistically defined as “a force that pulls objects toward Earth”), friction, inertia, and acceleration. But first, she invites readers into the physics lab, where sharp eyes will find the supplies they’ll use in their investigations: whipped cream, sandpaper, a track and marbles, beanbags, a jar of dirt, and even a notebook (a nice touch). As in previous series titles, readers are asked to physically engage with the book. Kids are told to blow on an image of sand, then to touch a button on a lab-vac to clean it up, which leads to an explanation of how a vacuum works. Outside the lab, on a playground, a diverse group of children and adults demonstrate forces at work. (In an online guide for the series, the publisher builds on this idea with a playground-based lesson.) A final, sure-to-please activity asks children to construct a teeter-totter out of a Popsicle stick and a drinking straw, which provides another example of pulls and pushes and gives readers the opportunity to propel a small object into the air. (Be prepared for enthusiastic demonstrations.) The combination of clear, concrete examples, reader interaction, and humor works well.

A child-friendly introduction to a scientific concept.

School Library Journal

An introduction to the concept of motion through an interactive format that will delight young readers and learners. Following Matter and Geology in the “Hands-On Science” series, this title allows readers to play with the forces of motion without getting messy in a style popularized by Hervé Tullet. The book refers to readers in the second person and informs them that they hold a physics lab in their hands. Physically manipulating the book in different ways (tilting, pressing, etc.) causes elements to shift and change with page turns, introducing the concepts of force, gravity, and friction. The layout of the pages is impeccably uncomplicated and clean, allowing the experiments to take center stage. The lack of unnecessary visual excess and first-person perspective of the illustrations elevates the impression of being able to enact change within the pages. The font is friendly while simple instructional language in short sentences invites early readers to the page. A simple activity on the last page encourages children to notice forces in the real world and provides instruction for a simple craft activity.

VERDICT A delightfully interactive introduction to a basic element of physics for the youngest independent readers. Recommended for purchase.

Children's Literature

Head into the physics lab in this unique interactive picture book for young scientists. Readers are able to engage in hands on physics experiments throughout the book that focus on force. To begin readers are invited to open the door to the lab. The first experiment is with whipped cream! Readers are encouraged to poke the whipped cream and then to turn the book upside down to allow gravity to make the whipped cream fall off the page. The next experiment is with a marble and a track. The track is level at first but then readers are asked to tilt the book to the right at more and more of a slant. The marble races down the track in the illustrations! An experiment with bean bags that teaches readers about friction is included as well as an experiment with a dropper filled of water and dirt. A final experiment with wind is sure to make readers laugh. Finally, children are encouraged to go outside and explore force in their neighborhood and all around! Two additional experiments that can be completed at home are included at the back of the book. The illustrations are simple and accurately depict the experiments. Fans of Press Here by Herve Tullet are sure to delight in this science version of an interactive book. Wonderful for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school science lessons.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-245-0

Ages: 4-8
Page count: 40
9 x 9

Publication date: February 27, 2024

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