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Hungry for Science

Poems to Crunch On

by Kari-Lynn Winters & Lori Sherritt-Fleming
illustrated by Peggy Collins

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science & technology
list price: $18.95
published: 2018

Make earth science, chemistry, physics, and biology even more delectable with Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On, a delicious companion book to Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On. Pigs and a flea, and Captain Chemistry are some of the lively characters that make science concepts like life cycles, structures, pollination, forces, seasons, and sound all leap off the page.

These short, lively poems help young readers explore scientific concepts - from chemical reactions to the brain to magnets and lifecycles.

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Contributor notes

Kari-Lynn Winters is an author, poet, and performer. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she teaches drama-in-education. She is the author of Buzz About Bees.

Lori Sherritt-Fleming is a natural and accomplished author, educator and performer. Her first picture book was aRHYTHMetic, published in 2009. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Peggy Collins is the illustrator of In the Garden and Tooter's Stinky Wish. She lives with her family near Kingston, Ontario.

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Editorial Review

"A bright, energetic picture book. Appealing illustrations show a diverse array of characters."
Kirkus Reviews

"This collection of short, lively poems help young readers ages 5 to 8 in exploring scientific concepts ranging from chemical reactions, to magnets, to life cycles, and more! Of special note is the inclusion of a glossary of scientific terms that is included in the backmatter. As entertaining as it is educationally informative, Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library collections."
The Midwest Book Review

"Everyone is doing science: girls, boys, monsters, armadillos, physically-challenged individuals, kids with braces, kids with glasses, and kids of all hues and abilities. It's science learning at its best and most lively. It's the manner in which the concepts are shared that makes Hungry for Science so entertaining. . . Peggy Collins, who also illustrated Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On, ensures the lightness and brightness of tone is reinforced in her artwork, adding quirky creative details. . . Have some fun with teaching simple science concepts to children with Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On and inspire a child to become a scientist everyday."
CanLit for LittleCanadians

"Some of the little scientists are girls. Some are people of colour. Some are people with disabilities. All playfully suggest that science is for everyone."
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About the Authors

Kari-Lynn Winters

Kari-Lynn Winters is an author, poet, and performer. With over sixteen picture and poetry books published, she has won the British Columbia Book Prize silver medal twice, and been nominated numerous times for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and the Chocolate Lily Awards. Bad Pirate won the Rainforest of Reading Award. Kari-Lynn loves being in the classroom and now teaches drama in education at Brock University. She lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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Lori Sherritt-Fleming

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Peggy Collins

Peggy Collins is an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator with more than 35 titles to her name, including Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On, In the Snow, and In the Garden. She has also written and illustrated for animated apps teaching math, Indigenous history, and education. Peggy lives in Newburgh, Ontario with her two children.

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