A New York Journal of Books Notable Children’s Book Funny childhood biographies and cartoon-style illustrations take us inside the lives of 15 scientific legends—when they were kids!—from Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall to Marie Curie and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Every great scientist started out as a kid. Before their experiments, inventions, and discoveries that changed the world, the world’s most celebrated scientists had regular-kid problems just like you. Stephen Hawking hated school and preferred to spend his free time building model airplanes, inventing board games, and even building his own computer.Jane Goodallgot in trouble for bringing worms and snails into her house. And Neil deGrasse Tyson had to start a dog-walking business to save up money to buy a telescope. Kid Scientists tells the stories of a diverse and inclusive group, including: • Temple Grandin • Nikola Tesla • Ada Lovelace • Benjamin Franklin • Isaac Newton • Rosalind Franklin • Sally Ride • Rachel Carson • George Washington Carver • Vera Rubin
With whimsical illustrations bringing every caper, scrape, and sticky situation to life, this book is a fun, approachable introduction to the giants of the scientific world—and a perfect addition to libraries, classrooms, and kids at-home collections.
“ . . . interesting, funny, and, most importantly, relevant to kids today.” —Geek Dad