Carolyn Phelan regularly reviews books for children and teenagers in Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, and is a librarian at Northbrook Public Library in Illinois. She has written many articles on children’s books and is the author of Science Books for Young People (Booklist Publications, American Library Association, 1996).
Brain Books for Budding Scientists—and All Children
One of Cerebrum’s most popular features was the 1999 survey of “Great Brain Books.” But what is out there for kids curious about the most complex, fascinating subject in the known universe? An experienced reviewer of science books for children reports that there is a treasure trove waiting for them. Here are brief reviews of the best-known recent books for young, middle, and older students.