Before they were great scientists, they were curious kids who played, experimented, wondered, made messes and asked questions. Vera Rubin would stay up all night watching meteor showers from her bedroom window, Jane Goodall would hide worms under her pillow and George Washington Carver would talk to his plants. The individuals featured in the book are Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen Hawking, Temple Grandin, Nicola Tesla, Ada Lovelace, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, Rosalind Franklin, Sally Ride, Rachel Carson, George Washington Carver, Vera Rubin and Katherine Johnson.
We’ve read some of the other titles in the Kid Legends series and find it to be a really engaging way to help readers branch out into biographies and nonfiction.
Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars was written by David Stabler, illustrated by Anoosha Syed and published by Quirk Books. It’ll be out on October 9. Check out the other titles in the Kid Legends series: Kid Artists, Kid Athletes, Kid Authors and Kid Presidents.