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Nerd Family Things: Information, Inspiration and Joy: The Best Kids' Book
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A homeschooling, conservative nerdy mom of 4!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Information, Inspiration and Joy: The Best Kids' Book

Yeah I know, that is a lot to expect from a book but I think I may have found it. Kid Who Named Pluto: And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science is just the ticket! I found this book at the library and picked it up for NerdBug. It was well within his reading level and I browsed it to make sure it was family friendly so I put it in his pile to read and didn't really think anything else of it. So when he finally got around to reading it he started telling me about it. After hearing a few interesting facts, I decided to read it myself and I am so glad I did.

This book has about 9 different profiles on young people who did great things in science, not all of which are scientists. It covers Isaac Asimov and Philo Farnsworth and many more. It even has a list for further reading! As a science dork it is great. As a mom who wants her children to dream it is great. And as a homeschooler it is phenomenal! It seems that many of the world's young geniuses were in spite of public schooling and not because of it (a full blog post on this is coming;). This book happens to highlight a few of those specifically.

So for $8 it is a great deal and a great present for any child. Or get it from your library for an even better deal;).

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Blogger Carletta said...

I'm going to add this to our reading list. Thanks for sharing!

September 9, 2008 at 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

This sounds like a real fun book, I'm going to see if our library has it. Good price too! Thanks for partcipating in Tuesday Review, hope you join us again sometime!


September 30, 2008 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Liss said...

I like the name of your blog. That book sounds just great. Check out my Tuesday REview at

September 30, 2008 at 1:00 PM  

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