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I Read About Real Stuff

A Black Hole is Not a Hole
By Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

With space paintings, real telescopic images, doodles, and speech bubbles, this book is an introduction to black holes, places in outer space with a powerful pull.

j523.8875 DECR
By Anne Schreiber

Describes how a volcano is formed, the different types of volcanoes, where the most active volcanoes are found, and what happens when a volcano erupts.

j551.21 SCHR
Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution
By Steve Jenkins

Provides an overview of the origin and evolution of life on earth and of what has been learned from the study of evolution.

j576.8 JENK
Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little
By Nicola Davies

This book uses cartoon-style art and geometry to explain the relationship between an animal's size and its abilities.

j591.41 DAVI
Can You Survive Storm Chasing? An Interactive Survival Adventure
By Elizabeth Raum

Readers can choose how the story ends in different adventures about survival during tornadoes, hurricanes, and flash floods.

j613.69 RAUM
Asian Kites: Asian Art & Crafts for Creative Kids
By Wayne Hosking

Kids will learn all the steps for creating beautiful, unique, and creative kites with easy-to-find materials.

j629.133 HOSK
Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects
By Kathy Ceceri

This fun and educational introduction to the exciting field of robotics the science of designing, building, and operating robots gives kids the basic tools for creating their own robots using ordinary craft materials and parts salvaged from recycled toys and other household devices.

j629.892 CECE
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354
By James Rumford

A pictorial account of the traveler and pilgrim Ibn Battuta in the fourteenth century, following him from Morocco to Jerusalem to Mecca and to the edges of the known world.

Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
By Sharon Robinson

A biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues, as told by his daughter.

Kennedy Through the Lens: How Photography and Television Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Leader
By Martin W. Sandler

Examines the public life of John F. Kennedy as it was captured on film and discusses how the thirty-fifth President of the United States used color photography and television to advance his political agenda.

Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
By Paula Yoo

Describes the life of Sammy Lee, a Korean American, who overcame prejudice to become an Olympic gold medalist and successfully complete medical school.


Recommended by SFUSD Teacher Librarians, Summer 2013