I’m a member of the SteamTeam2020, a group of authors with STEM/science related books that release in 2020.
In Bill Murray’s movie, Groundhog’s Day movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_(film)), he repeats the same day over and over. I asked members of the SteamTeam2020 this question: What science book for kids do you (could you) read and re-read over and over? Why?
Buffy Silverman: Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman. Delicious language, variety of forms, journey from the depths of winter to almost spring, clear and compelling sidebars which add a wealth of scientific background.
Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo : The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins by Bea Uusma Schyffert. This book is filled with fantastic pictures, sketches, charts and drawings by Astronaut Michael Collins about his trio to the far side of the moon as part of Apollo 11. The very personal nature of the book is the most appealing.
Janet Slingerland Hammond The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain (illustrated by Yuval Zommer). When I was a kid, I always loved the books that gave you a look inside things you can’t normally see. I also remember watching Land of the Lost, where characters get lost in a land deep within the Earth. This book combines those two things, except it offers up factual information about what we might find in the earth beneath our feet.
Lindsay Hanson Metcalf also recommends, The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain, illustrated by Yuval Zommer (words & pictures, 2017). The immersive, fold-out layout gives the reader the experience of digging through the Earth, exploring fossils, archaeology, Earth’s layers, and more. It covers so much that it begs for repeated readings.