Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Great New Reference Book

The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth: Natural History
From the Smithsonian Institution
DK Publishing

This is a great book to add to your reference collection.  Children from preschool and up would enjoy looking at the pictures in this book.  It starts out with general information about the earth, then describes Minerals, Rocks and Fossils.  The next section is all about microscopic life.  A great section on all sorts of plants is included followed by a whole section about fungi.  The book ends with its largest section about animals, including invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.  A detailed glossary and index are also included.  I loved the photos in this book and its wide range of topics.  This would be great for school assignments that require a "book" source of information.  The book is rather large and heavy for young children to manipulate, but the adults helping them with their information quest will be able to help. A must have for your reference collection!
Be sure to check out the following video for a great look inside the book:

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