Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco by Gary Kamiya ($11.50) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00D78R550/hpb2-20/ASIN/B00D78R550 Kamiya obviously did his research and brings his own perspective to this lovely book. - It makes me want to fly to that Cool Gray City of Love, beauty and fog, one more time. - Then there are the sections on WWII and the AIDS period which were very memorable.
Hilarious! That's the only way to describe this book. Who knew chickens were so resourceful! With minimal text, the illustrations tell the story, and what a story it is. This will quickly become a family favorite!
Who was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome (Biography). This is the biography of Amelia Earhart who was a pioneer female pilot. She set flight records like being the first woman to fly across the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Then on one daring flight, she disappeared and was never seen again. I would use this book for 5th grade. My lesson would be to have the student research Amelia Earhart and create a class mural about her accomplishments and her life.
Why a mobile phone ring may make bees buzz off: Insects infuriated by handset signals
Signals from mobile phones could be partly to blame for the mysterious deaths of honeybees, new research shows. In the first experiment of its kind, a bee expert placed a mobile phone underneath a hive and then carefully monitored the reaction of the workers. The bees were able to tell when the handsets were making and receiving calls, and responded by making the high pitched squeaks that usually signal the start of swarming. Read more…