Spectacular Science

Spectacular Science

A Book of Poems

Illustrated by: Virginia Halstead
For Ages: 5 - 8
Science is about questions --
asking them, searching for answers -- as Lee Bennett Hopkins shows in this brilliant collection of poems.
With sensitivity and wonder, poets explore biology, chemistry, physics, and more. They ask how insects know that winter is coming and why the wind sometimes blusters, sometimes pauses. They tell us that a prism bends a beam of light and sand is made of ground rocks. But most of all, they remind us that we're all scientists at heart because of our curiosity.
Lee Bennett Hopkins combines new voices with those of beloved poets like Carl Sandburg, Valerie Worth, and David McCord. And Virginia Halstead's fanciful illustrations are the perfect complement to this thought-provoking anthology. In these pages, you'll discover the glory of science and the scientist in yourself.
Choose a format:
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689851209 | 
  • July 2002 | 
  • Grades P - 3
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About the Author

Lee Bennett Hopkins
Photograph by Charles J Egita Photo

Lee Bennett Hopkins

LEE BENNETT HOPKINS is a distinguished poet, writer, and anthologist whose poetry collections include the highly acclaimed Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry, illustrated by Peter Fiore, and My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States, and America at War, both illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Mr. Hopkins’s numerous awards include the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for “lasting contributions to children’s literature” and both the Christopher Award and a Golden Kite Honor for his verse novel Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.




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