Every once in a while my universes align, as it did that week on Science Friday, a 2-hour radio show produced out of New York where all topics are on, you guessed it, SCIENCE! This time, however, my two passions collided, producing a baby in the form of a show about science books for kids! So, now that the kids are BACK in school, I wanted to plug this podcast, and the websites of the guests who recommended some books to check out. Could get some great book reports and even a love of science, to boot.
My goal is to take a few of these books and talk a little more in-depth about them, starting with "Summer Birds," which I currently have my hands on. There's a lot of potential to introduce little known scientists and pioneers to a new generation.
Here's the first batch. Check out editor Maria Popova's Brain Pickings site while you're at it, for books for the adults!