Let’s start with CheMystery.

This is a fun graphic novel mystery book by C.A. Preece and Josh Reynolds. Two cousins experience an incident that would make a physicist cry, but that works in a chemistry book because they now have the ability to observe and change matter. So this is a superhero book, designed to teach chemistry. The story is great, the science is great, and the pedagogy is well suited for kids and adults that like graphic novels.

Preece is the chem teacher (high school) and Reynolds is the artist.

This is written for grades 7 through 10 (ages 8-12) but some younger kids will do fine with it.

This book is pretty new, but I think it is available.

Here are some books that are currently available cheap on Kindle, for anywhere from free to two bucks, that are either science or otherwise, I suspect, of interest to readers of this blog:

Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World

In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming a Fanatic

You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, an d 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

Adams: An American Dynasty

Comments

  1. #1 Justa Retiree
    USA
    August 15, 2017

    Can someone help me remember the name and authors of a book providing guidelines for consumers to make informed choices? I believe I may have even gotten the original title from Greg’s blog. I bought it several years ago but have moved and can’t locate my copy. I believe it was co-authored by two experts from a major university.
    I need to buy it or a similar book. Our church denomination is now focused on learning more about this crisis and making informed choices.
    Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    August 15, 2017

    Here are all my book reviews:

    http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/category/books/

    Meanwhile I’ll think about this and see if I can remember. Sounds very familiar.