Phones Keep Us Connected

Phones Keep Us Connected

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Overview

With colorful illustrations and engaging text, Phones Keep Us Connected is a fascinating look into the science, technology, and history of how phones work! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Before telephones were invented, there was no way for you to sing "Happy Birthday" to your friend if she wasn’t in the room with you. Now you can call anyone, anywhere in the world! How was the phone invented? How has it changed? Read and find out how a telephone can carry your voice across oceans, and how phones have changed the world.

Featuring rich vocabulary bolded throughout the text, this book includes a glossary, a find out more section with an activity about building a string telephone, and an infographic about the history of the phone. Both the text and the artwork were vetted by Dr. Jerry D. Gibson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara.

This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062386670
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Series: Let's Read and Find Out Science Series: Level 2
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 343,702
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than seventy books for children.  She has written several books in the Let’s Read And Find Out Science series, including:  WHAT LIVES IN A SHELL?, an NSTA/CBC “Outstanding Science Trade Book” and winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s “Best Children’s Book” award; WHAT IS THE WORLD MADE OF?, a Children’s Book of the Month Club Main Selection; WHAT’S ALIVE?, also named an AAAS “Best Children’s Book”;  HOW MOUNTAINS ARE MADE, an NSTA/CBC “Outstanding Science Trade Book,” DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); and DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio “Best Book Award”

Kathleen was a children’s book editor for over ten years before becoming a full-time writer.  When she is not reading, researching, writing, or editing she loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing and curating fossils for her local natural history museums.  She lives in Berkeley, CA.

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