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Why Don't Cars Run on Apple Juice?

Real Science Questions from Real Kids

by Kira Vermond, illustrated by Suharu Ogawa

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list price: $19.95
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ISBN:9781773213026
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Curious kids ask the best questions!

What keeps the stars from falling from the sky? Why do metal boats float? And more importantly, why don’t cars run on apple juice?! All these questions and more are found in the pages of this science Q & A book with questions from the most inquisitive of science center visitors—kids. With help from a slew of scientists, author Kira Vermond serves up the answers to more than 50 quizzical queries in a fun and engaging style. Vibrant illustrations by Suharu Ogawa add to the appeal, making this a STEM-tastic gift for young graduates, science buffs, and everyone who loves to ask “Why?”.

About the Authors

Kira Vermond

KIRA VERMOND is an award-winning writer with over 1,000 articles to her name. She is a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Today's Parent and is the author of The Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to Cash, which was nominated for the Red Maple Award. She lives in Guelph, ON.
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Suharu Ogawa is a Toronto-based illustrator originally from Japan. After working as an art librarian in California for several years, she packed up her suitcase and moved to Canada in 2011. Now she creates illustrations for various publications.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 11
Grade:
2 to 6
Reading age:
7 to 11
Editorial Reviews

“Questions are answered in plain, easy-to-understand language and in just a few paragraphs, making this title appropriate for all ages preschool and up . . . An appendix of further reading on science topics and delightful illustrations make this a classroom winner.” —School Library Journal, 08/01/19

— School Library Journal

“One of the invaluable strengths of this book is that it makes it clear that no question is too silly to ask, even the questions about toots and poo. Every question is validated with a scientific answer . . . Why Don’t Cars Run on Apple Juice? shines with wonderment. Make sure you read it yourself before you put it into circulation in your classroom or library because, once you share it with your students, there will be a waiting list to read it. You may even want to buy two copies.”  —CM Reviews, *starred review, 06/07/19

— CM Reviews

“Colorful, humorous, conversational, and encouraging of further inquiry.” —Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 10/02/19

— Sal’s Fiction Addiction

“The writing is engaging and age appropriate with each question succinctly tackled in a single dedicated page, easily digestible but still satisfying for readers. Preschool and elementary school teachers might utilize this book to explore a variety of science topics that fascinate students or to inspire them to ask their own questions.” —School Library Connection, 11/19

— School Library Connection

“With cool, conversational panache, the browsable responses are neither overwhelmingly dense nor too simplistic.” —Quill & Quire, 07/19

— Quill & Quire

“Simple language makes The Ghost Collector accessible to its tween audience while introducing sophisticated concepts. In Shelly, Mills has created a believable, likeable character who learns important life lessons about the future in the rich context of her cultural past.” —CM Reviews, 09/20/19

— CM Reviews

“A breezy compendium for STEM-winders and casual browsers alike.” —Kirkus Reviews, May 12, 2019

— Kirkus Reviews

“Engaging.” —The Globe and Mail, 09/14/19

— The Globe and Mail

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