Saturday, October 3, 2015

What's New? Stacking the Shelves


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.

For review: 

The Mystery of Life: how nothing became everything by Jan Paul Schutten. 230 p. Aladdin/ Beyond Words, September, 2015. 9781582705255.

Publisher synopsis: How did nonliving atoms evolve into modern people? Find out in this engaging illustrated exploration of how nothing became everything.
The science of evolution is a topic of utmost importance, especially as the focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education continues to increase. Fortunately, important doesn’t have to mean boring. From explaining how scientists discovered how life began on earth to speculating about whether space aliens are carnivores, this engaging investigation of all things evolution is infused with fun as well as facts.
Coupled with gorgeous illustrations, curious minds yound and old will discover how to build a planet, the truth about DNA, whether trees really want to be tall, how to survive without a butt, and much, much more!

Won:

The Edge by Roland Smith. 236 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, October 6, 2015. 9780544341227.

Publisher synopsis: The International Peace Ascent is the brainchild of billionaire Sebastian Plank: Recruit a global team of young climbers and film an inspiring, world-uniting documentary. The adventure begins when fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello and his mountaineer mother are helicoptered to a remote base camp in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. When the camp is attacked and his mother taken, Peak has no choice but to track down the perpetrators to try to save her. Fans of the bestselling Peak will be thrilled with this gripping, high-stakes sequel.

I really enjoyed Peak and so do my students. I have two copies and one or both are usually out. 

What are you waiting on?

1 comment:

  1. These are new to me, enjoy!

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