Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
- Reading age: 8 to 12
Think science is a bunch of test tubes, microscopes and guys in lab coats? Think again! Science is bursting with far-out but true stories, fascinating puzzles and mind-boggling mysteries. Science Detectives follows fearless and dedicated science sleuths tracking down leads and solving cases all over the world --- in cities and in deserts, deep underground, high in the sky and even in your DNA. Science Detectives includes five fascinating projects to test your science-detection skills.
About the authors
Editors of YES Mag YES Mag: Canada’s Science Magazine for Kids is an award-winning periodical that makes science, technology, engineering and mathematics exciting and fun for kids.
Rose Cowles is the illustrator of the award-winning Puppies on Board. She has a big black dog named Rosie. She loves animals and can paint eleven puppies and a dog over and over again so that you can recognize them on every page. "I love painting," she says. "It keeps me happy and that's the best gift I can give to my kids." It's a pretty good gift for everyone else as well! Rose also illustrated The F Team for Orca. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
- Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
- Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
- Short-listed, Alberta Children's Rocky Mountain Book Award
- Winner, Outstanding Science Trade Book, National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council
- Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
(Includes) enough specific detail to keep young detectives engaged.—Kirkus Reviews
Books like this make science more interesting, and vital to young people, and encourage them to participate in community projects ...—Foreword
H Science Detectives: How Scientists Solved Six Real-Life MysteriesScience sleuths solve cases all over the world – in cities, deserts, deep underground, high in the sky and even in DNA. Includes five projects to test your science-detection skills.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.
Other titles by Editors of YES Mag
Other titles by Rose Cowles
The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read about Blood
Puppies on Board
The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read about the Five Senses
The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read about Intelligence
The F Team
The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Germs
The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Sleep
The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Genes and Cloning
The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Eating
The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about Memory