All The Dirt: A History of Getting Clean

All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean by Katherine Ashenburg Stars: ***** Annick Press (2016) History/Science 104 pages Summary: All the Dirt is a lively, informative exploration of the evolution of personal hygiene. Starting with a number of myths about cleanliness, the author gives a quick overview of the topic. Throughout most of history, people… Read More »

Before the World Was Ready by Claire Eamer

Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science by Claire Eamer Stars: ***** Annick Press (2018) Juvenile/Science/Biography 128 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:  Earth revolves around the sun. Washing hands helps stop the spread of disease.… Read More »

Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Stars: ★★★★☆ Annick Press (2012)Teen Nonfiction Summary: Around the world, blood has always been a symbol of both life and death: blood rites, blood oaths, and blood-soaked legends. Today, we have scientific facts about blood types, transfusions, blood-borne illnesses, and crime-scene blood spatter. Yet the fluid still holds mystery. Open this book to learn about… Read More »

The World In Your Lunch Box by Claire Eamer

The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History & Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire Eamer Stars: ★★★★☆ Annick Press (2012) Science/Food Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Explore a week of lunches—from apples to pizza—by taking a romp… Read More »