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Children's Fiction Science & Technology

Hungry for Science

Poems to Crunch On

by (author) Kari-Lynn Winters & Lori Sherritt-Fleming

illustrated by Peggy Collins

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Jun 2018
Science & Technology
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3


Make earth science, chemistry, physics, and biology even more delectable with Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On, a delicious companion book to Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On. Pigs and a flea, and Captain Chemistry are some of the lively characters that make science concepts like life cycles, structures, pollination, forces, seasons, and sound all leap off the page.

These short, lively poems help young readers explore scientific concepts - from chemical reactions to the brain to magnets and lifecycles.

About the authors

Kari-Lynn Winters is the author of Jeffrey and Sloth (2007), a picture book about the daunting task of overcoming writer's block, and The Meaning Maker, a children's play about reading strategies which is currently being toured throughout the Lower Mainland. A graduate of Canada's National Theatre School, she is currently performing with a Vancouver children's theatre group, The Tickle Trunk Players.

Kari has taught a range of students in Canada and the United States, including pre-school, special education, primary, intermediate, high school, and now university teacher education.

She is currently completing her Ph.D. in the Language and Literacy Department at UBC. Her research interests are children's literature, print literacy, and multimodal forms of learning.

Kari's website is

Kari-Lynn Winters' profile page

Lori Sherritt-Fleming is a natural and accomplished author, educator and performer. Her first picture book was aRHYTHMetic, published in 2009. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Peggy Collins is a graphic designer and an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator with more than 35 titles to her name, including Harley the Hero, Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On, In the Snow, and In the Garden. Peggy teaches animation at Loyalist College as well as illustration and drawing at St. Lawrence College. She has also written and illustrated for animated apps teaching math, indigenous history, and education. Peggy lives in Newburgh, Ontario with her two children.


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Editorial Reviews

"A bright, energetic picture book. Appealing illustrations show a diverse array of characters."
Kirkus Reviews

"This collection of short, lively poems help young readers ages 5 to 8 in exploring scientific concepts ranging from chemical reactions, to magnets, to life cycles, and more! Of special note is the inclusion of a glossary of scientific terms that is included in the backmatter. As entertaining as it is educationally informative, Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library collections."
The Midwest Book Review

"Everyone is doing science: girls, boys, monsters, armadillos, physically-challenged individuals, kids with braces, kids with glasses, and kids of all hues and abilities. It's science learning at its best and most lively. It's the manner in which the concepts are shared that makes Hungry for Science so entertaining. . . Peggy Collins, who also illustrated Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On, ensures the lightness and brightness of tone is reinforced in her artwork, adding quirky creative details. . . Have some fun with teaching simple science concepts to children with Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On and inspire a child to become a scientist everyday."
CanLit for LittleCanadians

"Some of the little scientists are girls. Some are people of colour. Some are people with disabilities. All playfully suggest that science is for everyone."
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