Books and Articles

ENERGY FROM THE EARTH examines the history and use of geothermal energy, the pros and cons of the technology, and next steps for this important energy source. This book also includes a table of contents, an infographic, informative sidebars, a “That’s Amazing” special feature, quiz questions, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. This Focus Readers title is at the Navigator level, aligned to reading levels of grades 3-5 and interest levels of grades 4-7.

Northstar Editions, Focus Readers

January 1, 2022.  ISBN-13: 978-1637390580

Reading age: 8-12 years. Grade level: 4-6. Lexile: 660L 


Gaming, social media, and internet use can be great ways to relax and have fun, but they can also become addictive and unhealthy. Online Addiction examines how internet use can become a dangerous addiction that negatively affects a person’s life.

Brightpoint Press. March 7, 2022.

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1678202446

Grade level: 7-9

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Using Engineering to Fight Climate Change (Fighting Climate Change With Science)

Tackling climate change will involve everyone, including the engineers. This book delves into the science behind climate change, explores some of the ways that engineers are working to find solutions, and examines the challenges they face.

Northstar Editions, Focus Readers

August 1, 2022.

ISBN: 978-1637393284 (paperback edition)

Reading Age: 9-12 years

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Animals on My MindMuse 2018

“When you pet your dog or snuggle with a purring cat, your body and brain calm down. Why? Scientists are studying the effects of human-animal interactions to try to find out.

Hathaway: How Did She Know?

How did our therapy dog Hathaway know that a patient she had met was in need? Given a separate building, a windowless room, and a hospital system that stifles noise and odors, it wasn’t sight, or sound, or smell. So how did she know? That’s the problem. She isn’t telling.