How Do You Choose Science Trade Books?

by: Diana C. Rice, Ann P. Dudley, and Christy S. Williams

Using trade books is one strategy that has the potential to increase students’ interest and achievement in science; to enhance scientific and technological literacy; and to help open doors to exciting careers. Because there are over 120,000 children’s trade books in print today (Lynch-Brown and Tomlinson 1999), we must select only the best for teaching elementary science. To that end, this article presents some guidelines, cautions, and recommendations to facilitate the process.


Elementary School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2001Volume 038Issue 06

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