My son Elijah has been coming home lately discussing the ‘scientific fact arguments’ that he has with his classmates. Discussions including
- Where do baby carrots come from
- What is the fourth state of matter
- Is glass a liquid or a solid (the rumors aren’t true)
He has a pension for scientific exploration, and loves to learn about the world around him. That’s a PLUS for school. Reading on the other hand, not so high on the list. With summer coming, he’s hopeful that he can take reading off of his list of things to do.
I was given the opportunity to review a copy of The Big Book of Where by Time Magazine to facilitate this post. It’s a walk through of 801 facts that kids might just find interesting – like
- Where is the Skeleton Coast?
- Where did an iceberg the size of Connecticut break free?
- Where is the world’s busiest subway system?
Filled with maps, TONS of photos, and plenty of sideline information and additional topics, 10 Chapters cover all the continents, the oceans, and space.
You can judge the text below to see whether or not your second grader is ready for reading this book this summer. For kids well into 3rd grade it’s likely a no brainer, this book will be a treasure trove of information for them to share with their friends!
The Big Book of Where – Example Pages
Buy The Big Book of Where
This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Time who provided the product for review.