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What Makes a Magnet?

What Makes a Magnet?

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Overview

Read and find out about magnets in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Why does a magnet pick up a paper clip but not a leaf or a penny? How can the whole world be a magnet?

Follow the step-by-step instructions about how to make your own magnet, and then find out for yourself what makes a magnet!

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

  • hands-on and visual
  • acclaimed and trusted
  • great for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

  • Entertain and educate at the same time
  • Have appealing, child-centered topics
  • Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
  • Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
  • Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
  • Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
  • Meet national science education standards
  • Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field
  • Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support 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.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062338013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Series: Let's Read and Find Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 58,194
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.


True Kelley has illustrated many favorite books for children in her fun-filled watercolor style, including several in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She and the author previously collaborated on What Makes a Magnet? and What the Moon is Like?

True Kelley lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

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