Reviews for Captain Kidd's Crew Experiments with Sinking and Floating


Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 November/December
This series is a winner, helping younger children to understand the concepts of physical science. The series breaks down the different areas into easy to understand concepts for young children. Cartoon Character makes each book appealing to younger children, and a variety of font sizes helps to keep the reader's attention. Large colorful pictures, with characters that children can relate to, help the reader to understand and keep their attention. Bobbye Truitt, Library Media Specialist, Black Rock (Arkansas) Elementary School. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2012 April

K-Gr 3--Using a somewhat goofy cast of colorful, illustrated characters, humor, and a situational storyline in a picture-book-like format, this series explains important scientific concepts. For example, in Gertrude, two monsters discuss what separates living and nonliving things. In Joe-Joe, a student at magic school wants to turn his boring old science homework into a chocolate bar but ends up with chocolate syrup instead. With the help of his teacher, he learns about states of matter. The concepts of density, volume, buoyancy, and gravity are difficult to explain, but in Captain Kidd, pirates gamely provide explanations using treasure and their ship, The Driftwood. In the final volume, D4, a helper bot, elucidates facts about basic physics. Kids will get wrapped up in the stories long enough to learn some science.

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