New Release Books by Steve Tomecek

Steve Tomecek is the author of All About Heat Waves and Droughts (A True Book: Natural Disasters) (2021), Earth Is Big (2021), The Moon (A True Book) (2021), Dirtmeister's Nitty Gritty Planet Earth (2015) and other 37 books.

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All About Heat Waves and Droughts (A True Book: Natural Disasters)

release date: Nov 02, 2021
All About Heat Waves and Droughts (A True Book: Natural Disasters)
Conditions on Earth are becoming more and more extreme and kids want to learn about it! Is it true that heat waves can make roads break apart? Yes! When it’s extra hot, the materials that roads are made of will swell and start to crack. INSIDE, YOU ́LL FIND: • How heat waves and droughts happen, why they happen, and an account of the most devastating ones in recent history; • A hands-on activity, a timeline, photos, diagrams—and what you can do if a heat wave or drought happens; • Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you! This new set in the ongoing A TRUE BOOK series will answer all of kids'' questions about nature''s most dangerous and destructive disasters! With an engaging layout, and spectacular photos, illustrations, diagrams and infographics, the past, present and future of extreme phenomenon happening on Earth will be explained. Readers will discover causes and consequences, as well as the cutting-edge science developed through the centuries to forecast them. First-hand accounts will bring science to life, and a special section will teach kids how to prepare for these extreme events.

Earth Is Big

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Earth Is Big
Find out how unique Planet Earth really is in this eye-catching book of comparisons

The Moon (A True Book)

release date: Mar 23, 2021
The Moon (A True Book)
Did you know the moon is considered a natural satellite? Or that its gravity affects ocean tides on Earth? This book explores the closest celestial body to Earth and the ways in which the moon and Earth affect each other. Chapters introduce topics including the moon''s origin, its makeup and phases, the first people to walk on its surface, and the moon''s role in both lunar and solar eclipses.Planets and stars, moons and galaxies! The universe is a vast and mysterious place with much to explore. And there''s no better way to make amazing discoveries about space than with this reimagined series. With the latest NASA imagery, the classic structure and features of A True Book, and lively text, the titles in Our Universe bring the awe of the cosmos directly to readers. Students will come away with a wealth of knowledge about the incredible celestial bodies in our universe.This series covers Next Generation Science Standards core ideas including "The Universe and its stars" and "Earth and the solar system."

Dirtmeister's Nitty Gritty Planet Earth

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Dirtmeister's Nitty Gritty Planet Earth
Come and explore the world under your feet with the Dirtmeister and friends! Part graphic novel, part fun guidebook, this very cool, rocky journey introduces both eager and reluctant readers to the basic geologic processes that shape our Earth. Clear and concise explanations of the various geologic processes reveal the comprehensive science behind each fascinating topic. Fun facts and simple DIY experiments reinforce the concepts while short biographies of important scientists inspire future geo-scientists.

NGK Everything Rocks and Minerals

release date: Jan 01, 2011
NGK Everything Rocks and Minerals
This book describes how rocks and minerals are formed by geological processes, and how they are used in our lives.

National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals

release date: Apr 15, 2011
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals
This book describes how rocks and minerals are formed by geological processes, and how they are used in our lives.

Plate Tectonics

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Plate Tectonics
Examines the evolution of plate tectonic theory from its beginnings as a wild idea of drifting continents to its acceptance as the main concept that drives geology today.

Tools and Machines

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Tools and Machines
Describes how humans first started using tools and traces the evolution of tools from simple stone implements to the high-tech devices of today, and includes experiments illustrating the scientific concepts behind tools.

Jump Into Science: Sun

release date: Jul 12, 2016
Jump Into Science: Sun
How hot is the sun? What is it made of? How long would it take to get there? This fun- and fact-filled picture book answers these questions and many more. Follow the lead of two kids and a purple cat, who introduce astronomy in a child-friendly way. "Steve Tomecek brings fun and fact together with this nonfiction narrative of Earth''s closest star." --Washington Parent National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Rocks & Minerals

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Rocks & Minerals
A whimsically illustrated survey of the earth''s rocks and minerals explores some of the many ways they have been transformed into usable materials from talcum powder to silver jewelry, in a reference complemented by a bonus activity suggestion.

Stars

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Stars
Introduces stars, including what they are made of, how they shine, and their positions with relation to Earth measured in light years.

Art and Architecture

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Art and Architecture
Examines some of the scientific principles involved in sculpture, painting, photography, and architecture, and provides scientific activities and experiments that demonstrate those principles.

Understanding Electricity

release date: Jan 25, 2007
Understanding Electricity
Defines electricity, discusses how it can produce heat and light, and tells of the many scientists who have contributed to our understanding of electricity.

What a Great Idea!

release date: Jan 01, 2003
What a Great Idea!
45 technological touchstones are described and illustrated.

Machines Make it Move

release date: Jan 25, 2007
Machines Make it Move
Concepts include how simple and compound machines lift things up, roll things along, turn things around, and help your own body work.

Matter Matter Everywhere

release date: Jan 25, 2007
Matter Matter Everywhere
Learn about states of matter, how matter is measured, and how atoms are arranged. See how changes in matter have helped us create everything from artificial hearts to bulletproof vests.

Mapping the Earth A-Z.

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Mapping the Earth A-Z.
Resources include activities, demonstrations, questions and answers, year after year, and zingers.

Sandwich Bag Science

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Sandwich Bag Science
Offers teachers twenty-five science activities directed to students in grades four through eight.

Teaching Science - Yes, You Can!

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Teaching Science - Yes, You Can!
Offers teachers one hundred science activities directed to students in grades three through six.

Teaching Electricity

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Teaching Electricity
Offers experiments for third- to sixth-graders on static electricity, conductors and insulators, and electromagnets

Electromagnetism, and how it Works

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Electromagnetism, and how it Works
Describes the force of electromagnetism and how it works.

Soda Bottle Science

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Soda Bottle Science
Offers teachers twenty-five science activities directed to students in grades four through eight.

Coffee Can Science

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Coffee Can Science
Offers teachers twenty-five science activities directed to students in grades four through eight.

Wing It!

release date: May 01, 1997
Wing It!
Recounts the history of the boomerang, explains some of the scientific principles that make one work, and provides instructions for various games and amusements that use the flexible indoor boomerang that is included.

Simple Attractions

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Simple Attractions
A collection of experiments about static cling and magnetism, using such items as a balloon, newspaper, and steel nail.

History of Earth A-Z.

release date: Jan 01, 2000
History of Earth A-Z.
Resources include activities, demonstrations, questions and answers, year after year, and zingers.
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