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Within each topic, links and information are organized by (1) Science Trade Books which are arranged using the dewy decimal system, (2) Websites, and other resources are used.



Science Trade Books: Grade level reading*

001 – Knowledge, Data Processing      
020 - Library and Information Sciences My Librarian is a Camel: How Books are Brought to Children Around the World, by Margriet Ruurs   Curr 027.4 Ruu
Dear Author: Letters of Hope, by Joan F. Kaywell   Curr 028.5 Dea
260 – Religion and Science      
300 – Social Sciences, Anthropology Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World, by Alex Pentland   Curr 302 Pen
Signs & Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings, Editors, Kim Dennis-Bryan, Nicola Hodgson, Neil Lockley   Curr 302.22 Sig
A School Like Mine: A Unique Celebration of Schools Around the World, by DK Publishing and UNICEF   Curr 305.23 Smi
Gibson Girls and Suffragist: Perceptions of Women from 1900 to 1918, by Catherine Gourley   Curr 305.4 Gou
Race: A History Beyond Black and White, by Marc Aronson Curr 305.8 Aro
320 - Political Science As Good as Anybody, by Richard Michelson   Curr 313.092 Mic
Presidential Races: The Battle for Power in the United States, by Arlene Morris-Lipsman   Curr 324.973 Mor
Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World, by Ken Beller and Heather Chase   Curr 327.1 Bel
A Little Peace, by Barbara Kerley   Curr 327.1 Ker
Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer, by Gretchen Woelfle Curr 328.73 Woe
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, by Nikki Grimes   Curr 328.73
330 - Economics Sweat and Blood: A History of U.S. Labor Unions, by Gloria Skurzynski   Curr 331.88 Sku
  Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild Animals, by Carol Malnor   Curr 333.72 Mal
  Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet, by Harriet Rohmer   Curr 333.72 Roh
  Try This at Home: Planet-Friendly Projects for Kids, by OWL Magazine   Curr 333.72 Try
  Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, by Jeanette Winter   Curr 333.72 Win
  The Energy Dilemma, by Jessica Gunderson   Curr 333.79 Gun
  Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World, by Tom Rand   Curr 333.79 Ran
  Alternative Energy: Beyond Fossil Fuels, by Dana Meachen Rau   Curr 333.79 Rau
  Saving Energy: Earth's Resources, by Buffy Silverman   Curr 333.791 Sil
  Fossil Fuels, by Jaqueline Laks Gorman   Curr 333.8 Gor
  Not a Drop to Drink: Water for A Thirsty World, by Michael Burgan   Curr 333.91 Bur
  Protect Nature, by Kay Barnham Curr 333.95 Bar
  100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species, by Jeff Corwin   Curr 333.95 Cor
  Who on Earth Is Rachel Carson? Mother of the Environmental Movement, by Glen Scherer and Marty Fletcher   Curr 333.95 Fle
  Threat to the Spotted Owl, by Carol Parenzan Smalley   Curr 333.95 Sma
350 - Public Administration The Ultimate Weapon: The Race to Develop the Atomic Bomb, by Edward T. Sullivan   Curr 355.8 Sul
360 – Social Issues

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Drugs: The Facts About Cocaine, by Suzanne LeVert   Curr 362.29 LeV
Three Little Words, by Ashley Rhodes-Courter   Curr 362.73 Rho
Forensic Science, by Ron Fridell   Curr 363.25 Fri
Crime Scene Science Fair Projects, by Elizabeth Snoke Harris   Curr 363.25 Har
Bone Detective: The Story of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France, by Lorraine Jean Hopping Elementary (3-5) Intermediate (6-8) Curr 363.25 Hop
Forgery: Crime-Solving Science Experiments, by Kenneth G. Rainis Curr 363.25 Rai
The ABCs of the Environment, by Bobbie Kalman   Curr 363.7 Kal
True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet, by Rior McKay and Jenny Bonnin Curr 363.7 McK
The Environment, edited by Tara Koellhoffer   Curr 363.7 Sch
Recycling: Reducing Waste, by Buffy Silverman   Curr 363.72 Sil
An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming, by Al Gore   Curr 363.738 Gor
Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a  Warming World, by Amy Seidl   Curr 363.738 Sei
Global Warming, by Seymour Simon   Curr 363.738 Sim
This Is My Planet: The Kid's Guide to Global Warming, by Jan Thornhill Curr 363.738 Tho
The Real World of a Forensic Scientist: Renowned Experts Reveal What It Takes to Solve Crimes, by Lee, etc   Curr 364 Lee
No Choirboy, by Susan Kuklin   Curr 364.66 Kuk
370 – Education Students on Strike: Jim Crow, Civil Rights, Brown, and Me, by John A. Stokes   Curr 371.829 Sto
A Head Start on Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder: 89 Activities for Children Age 3-7, by William C. Ritz Curr Prof 372.35 H322
Science Adventures: Nature Activities for Young Children, by Elizabeth A. Sherwood   Curr Prof 372.35 SH58
River Wild: An Activity Guide to North American Rivers, by Nancy F. Castaldo Curr 372.89 Cas
ridiculous/hilarious/terrible/cool: A year in an American High School, by Elisha Cooper   Curr 373.1 Coo
380 - Commerce, Communications, Transport Old Penn Station, by William Low   Curr 385.3 Low
390 - Customs, Etiquette, Folklore Thanksgiving: The True Story, by Penny Colman   Curr 394.26 Col
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale, by Carmen Agra Deedy   Curr 398.2 Dee
The Best Nest, by Doris L. Mueller Curr 398.24 Mue
730 - Plastic Arts, Sculpture Patience Wright: America's First Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy, by Pergi Deitz Shea   Curr 730 She
Vinnie and Abraham, by Dawn FitzGerald   Curr 730.92 Fit
780 - Music Jazz on a Saturday Night, by Leo and Diane Dillon   Curr 781.65 Dil
On My Journey Now: Looking at African American History through the Spirituals, by Nikki Giovanni   Curr 782.25 Gio
Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum, by Robert Andrew Parker   Curr 786.2 Par
790 - Recreational & Performing Arts Mao's Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin   Curr 792.802 Li
Meet the Dancers: From Ballet, Broadway, and Beyond, by Amy Nathan   Curr 792.802 Nat
Balls! Round 2, by Michael J. Rosen   Curr 796.3 Ros
Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson, by Sue Stauffacher   Curr 796.342 Sta
Campy: The Story of Roy Campanella, by David A. Adler   Curr 796.357 Adl
Pocket Guide to the Outdoors: Based on My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George   Curr 796.5 Geo
Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali, by Charles R. Smith Jr.   Curr 796.83092 Smi
800 – Literature      
810 - American Literature in English War is--:Soldiers, Survivors, and Storytellers Talk About War, by Marc Aronson and Patty Campbell   Curr 810.8 War
Frida: Viva la Vida! Long Live Life! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand   Curr 811 Ber
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, by Jen Bryant   Curr 811 Bry
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom, by Margarita Engle   Curr 811 Eng
Poetrees, by Douglas Florian   Curr 811 Flo
The Brothers' War: Civil War Voices in Verse, by J. Patrick Lewis   Curr 811 Lew
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors, by Joyce Sidman   Curr 811 Sid
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, by Joyce Sidman   Curr 811 Sid
Galileo's Universe, by Patrick Lewis   Curr 811.54 Lew
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz   Curr 812 Sch
Why? The War Years, by Tomie DePaola   Curr 813 DeP
900 – General Geography and History

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Case Closed? by Susan Hughes   Curr 902 Hug
Abraham Lincoln: Unfinished Legacy, National History Day   Curr 907 Ab82
A Guide to Historical Research Through the National History Day Program, by Jodi Vandenberg-Daves   Curr 907 M289
How to Create a Historical Web Site, National History Day   Curr 907 M289
How to Create a Historical Performance, National History Day   Curr 907 M289
How to Create a Historical Documentary, National History Day   Curr 907 M289
How to Create a Historical Exhibit, National History Day   Curr 907 M289
How to Create a Historical Paper, National History Day   Curr 907 M289
1968, by Michael T. Kaufman   Curr 909.82 Kau
Technology in World History: Prehistoric and Ancient World, Vol. 1   Curr 909 Tec v.1
Technology in World History: Early Empires, Vol. 2   Curr 909 Tec v.2
Technology in World History: The Medieval World, Vol. 3   Curr 909 Tec v.3
Technology in World History: Traditional Cultures, Vol. 4   Curr 909 Tec v.4
Technology in World History: The Industrial Age, Vol. 5   Curr 909 Tec v.5
Technology in World History: The Modern World, Vol. 6   Curr 909 Tec v.6
Technology in World History: Reference Volume and Set Index, Vol. 7   Curr 909 Tec v.7
910 – Geography, Travel

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Explorers: The Most Exciting Voyages of Discovery, From the African Expeditions to the Lunar Landing, by Andrea De Porti   Curr 910 DeP
Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson, by Dolores Johnson Intermediate (6-8) Curr 910 Joh
Follow the Line Around the World, by Laura Ljungkvist   Curr 910 Lju
The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World, by Andrew C. Revkin Intermediate (6-8) Curr 910 Rev
So You Want to Be an Explorer?, by Judith St. George Curr 910 StG
The World Made New: Why the Age of Exploration Happened & How It Changed the World, by Mark Aronson and John W. Glenn   Curr 910.9 Aro
Map: Satellite, by Philip Eales Intermediate (6-8) Advanced (9-12) Curr 912 Eal
Beginner's World Atlas, National Geographic Curr 912 Nat
United States Atlas for Young Explorers, National Geographic   Curr 912 Nat
Down the Colorado: John Wesley Powell, the One-Armed Explorer, by Deborah Kogan Ray Curr 917.91 Ray
Big Alaska: Journey Across America's Most Amazing State, by Debbie S. Miller Elementary (3-5) Intermediate (6-8) Curr 917.98 Mil
Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13, by Richard Farr Curr 919.8 Far
Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed, by Sally M. Walker   Curr 919.8 Wal
Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet, by Alexandra Siy   Curr 919.9 Siy
Bodies from the Ash, by James M. Deem Curr 937 Dee
940 - General History of Europe Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chambon, by Deborah Durland Desaix & Karen Gray Ruelle   Curr 940.53 DeS
Lost Childhood: My Life in a Japanese Prison Camp During World War II, by Annelex Hofstra Layson   Curr 940.53 Lay
The Secret of Priest's Grotto: A holocaust Survival Story, by Peter Lane Taylor Curr 940.53 Tay
Battling in the Pacific: Soldiering in World War II, by Susan Provost Beller Curr 940.54 Bel
950 - General History of Asia Snow Falling in Spring: Coming of Age in China During the Cultural Revolution, by Moying Li   Curr 951.05 Li
India, by Abraham Eraly 954 Era
Taj Mahal, by Caroline Arnold and Madeleine Comora Curr 954.02 Arn
  The Iranian Revolution, by Brendan January   Curr 955.05 Jan
  Unsettled: The Problem of Loving Israel, by Marc Aronson   Curr 956.94
970 - History of North America First People: An Illustrated History of American Indians, by David C. King   Curr 970.004 Kin
Who Was First? Discovering the Americas, by Russell Freedman   Curr 970.01 Fre
Portraits of Jewish-American Heroes, by Malka Drucker   Curr 973 Dru
Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry, by Scott Reynolds Nelson   Curr 973 Nel
Sweet Land of Liberty, by Deborah Hopkinson Curr 973 Hop
D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet, by Nancy I. Sanders   Curr 973 San
Our Country's First Ladies, by Ann Bausum   Curr 973.09 Bau
The Real Benedict Arnold, by Jim Murphy   Curr 973.3 Mur
Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words, by Dennis Brindell Fradin   Curr 973.4 Fra
Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life, by Martin W. Sandler   Curr 973.7 San
I'll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War, by Anita Silvey   Curr 973.7 Sil
Obama: A Promise of Change, by David Mendell   Curr 973.90 Tho
The Remarkable Rough-Riding Life of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Empire America, by Cheryl Harness   Curr 973.91 Har
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, by National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance   Curr 975.3 Our
The Longest Season: The Story of the Orioles' 1988 Losing Streak, by Cal Ripken, Jr.   Curr 976.357 Rip
Rough, Tough Charley, by Verla Kay   Curr 979.4 Kay
If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake, by Ellen Levine   Curr 979.4 Lev

*Science trade books listed are in the Murphy Library CMC collection and are reviewed in Science Books & Films’ Best List  and/or NSTA’s Outstanding Science Trade Books.

Science Trade Books: Teacher resources - AAAS Project 2061’s Resources [Ch 7] *Note: if the books in this resource are not in the Murphy Library collection, please try Universal Borrowing.


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** Each website topic is linked to the AAAS’ NetWatch archive.

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