Friday, December 15, 2006

A great science author

In this joyous season (of science fair projects and other fun things), a treat you can give yourself is a little time with a good book. One of my favorite authors in the field of science is Herbert S. Zim. He wrote many science books for young people from the 1950s through the 1980s, and many of them remain little classics in children's non-fiction even today. He wrote on practically anything science-related: from animals, plants, rocks, fossils, and the ocean, to the solar system, code-writing, and the uses of heavy machinery. He also wrote about scientific hobbies like bird watching. His books are often very short, but they pack a lot of information into just a few pages. If you would like to enjoy the science books of Herbert Zim, check out the youth services department at the Lansing library! Here you will find:
Alligators and Crocodiles, Caves and Life, Lightning and Thunder, Insects, Commercial Fishing, and many more titles from Zim's long career as a science writer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he sounds good but...how does he compare to Dr. Seuss???