Adding to the Book List Spreadsheet

Can I Request a Book be Added to the Book List? 

Absolutely! I welcome recommendations for new additions. Each book list spreadsheet is a work in progress and I encourage suggestions. If you find a fictional picture book that would be a great addition, please submit your book suggestion here.

How do I know a book is a good fit for Fictional Stories in Science?

There are two key aspects that I look for when considering a book for Fictional Stories in Science:

  1. Is it a fictional story?
    1. Non-fiction science books, even in picture book form, are not a focus of the goals addressed within this website.
    2. Currently biographical stories, even in picture book form, are not a focus of the goals addressed within the blog portion, but are part of the general book list.
    3. What about Young Adult (YA) literature?
      1. Yes, fictional YA literature meets the focus of the goals addressed within this website.
  2. Does the story reference science topics and/or scientific skills?
    1. A story that references science topics are stories that include words found within science instruction. Examples are:
      1. Weather (or specific weather)
      2. Plant (or plant growth)
      3. Space (or specific celestial bodies)
      4. Landscapes/Landforms
    2. A story that references scientific skills are stories that include indirect or direct references to scientific inquiry. Examples are:
      1. Problem Solving
      2. Questioning
      3. Investigation
      4. Trial and Error
      5. Collaboration

Please see the visual example below for more information. You can also check out the book suggestion form for further details. Even if you are unsure of whether or not a book is a good fit, I encourage you to fill out the book suggestion form to the best of your ability, and include your contact information, so I can follow-up.

Come On Rain & The Gardener Book Covers

Science concepts addressed in "Come On Rain!"

Book Pages Referencing Scientific Skills

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