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This Month's Classroom Picks . . . It's All About STEM!

STEM titles-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-are needed in every classroom. Here are some new titles from Holiday House, and there are more on the way!

This Month's Picks


Magnets Push, Magnets Pull
by David A. Adler
Anna Raff, Illustrator

Grades: FIRST

CCSS
RI.3.1,2,3,4,5,7,9,10
W.3.1,2,3,4,7,8,10
SL.3.1,1c,1d,2,3,4,6
L.3.4,4a,4b,4c,4d,5,5b,6
RF.3.3,3b,3c,4,4a,4c

We can't see magnetism, but it's everywhere around us—even the Earth is a giant magnet!

In this fun and accessible book, David A. Adler covers the basics of magnetism. Terms such as attraction, pole, electromagnetism and force are plainly explained, while Anna Raff's lively art illustrates these concepts clearly. Suggested activities include instructions to make your own magnet! Kids who read this direct and uncomplicated introduction will learn to appreciate how magnetism powers our world.


★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★

"An excellent guide for young children learning about magnetism."—School Library Journal

"An intelligent starting point for hands-on exploration of the familiar yet mysterious phenomenon of magnetism."—Booklist






Let's Estimate
A Book About Estimating and Rounding Numbers
by David A. Adler
Edward Miller, Illustrator

Grades: THIRD

CCSS
CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.D.8
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.1
RI.3.1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10
L.3.4,4a,4c,5,5b,5c,6
RF.3.3,4,4a,4c
SL.3.1,1c,1d,2,3,4,6
W.3.4,7,8,10

This lively introduction to the mathematical concept of estimation is straightforward and fun. How much pizza do you need for a dinosaur party? If you don't know exactly, you have to estimate! David A. Adler explains what an estimate is and the difference between estimating and rounding. Edward Miller's colorful and energetic artwork offers the perfect accompaniment to a concise, engaging text. Filled with simple examples and explanations, LET'S ESTIMATE will have kids estimating like pros!


★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★

"Never condescending, this friendly guide should be a worthwhile addition to school and public library shelves."—Booklist