Please support the ASLC with Free Registration and get access to all our reviews

Author: Morgan, Emily
Publisher: National Science Teachers' Association
Year Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781938946349
Grades: Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Next Time You See a Spiderweb

Reviewed by:

With large, full-page stunning photographs and highly readable text, Morgan’s intent is to invoke a sense of wonder about nature, and nurture young scientists’ powers of observation.  The text begins with a series of questions that invite further exploration. The text asks young readers what they have already observed, provides photographs for further observation and questions that invite dialogue and conversation.  Students learn about and explore pictures of cobwebs, sheet webs, funnel webs and orb webs; the text explains how prey is trapped, spider adaptations and the properties of spider silk that make it incredibly strong and of interest to scientists and architects.  Readers will come away with a new appreciation for spiders and the incredible ingenuity and artistry of the spider’s web.  A picture book to encourage scientific thinking and observation; and, a useful introduction to the Grade 2 Science topic: Small Flying and Crawling Creatures.

Wish on All the Stars
Schroeder, Lisa
ISBN: 9781338195774
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Prolific author Lisa Schroeder has written a sequel to “See You on a Starry Night” that can be read as…

Cursed
Silverstein, Karol Ruth
ISBN: 9781580899406
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Debut author and screenwriter Karol Ruth Silverstein pens an empowering and emotionally-charged novel about a teen with juvenile arthritis, based…

Something Like Gravity
Smith, Amber
ISBN: 9781534437180
Grades: Grades 9 to 12

New York Times best-selling author Amber Smith, who is an advocate for increased awareness of gender violence as well as…

Teen Titans: Raven
Garcia, Kami
ISBN: 9781401286231
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Young adult author Kami Garcia writes her debut graphic novel with artist Gabriel Picolo, producing the first amazing installment of…

© Copyright 2021 all rights reserved.