Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars
- by David Stabler
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Ages: 8-12
- Grades: 3-7
Book five in a set of eight about kid legends, this collection of funny and totally true childhood biographies and full-color illustrations chronicles the challenging and defining growing-up years of Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, and 12 other brilliant scientists.
Every great scientist started out as a kid. Before the experiments, inventions, and making 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 building his own computer. Jane Goodall got in trouble for bringing worms and snails into her house. And Neil deGrasse Tyson started a dog-walking business to save up money to buy a telescope.
Kid Scientists tells the stories of a diverse and inclusive group—also including Temple Grandin, Nikola Tesla, Ada Lovelace, Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, Rosalind Franklin, Sally Ride, Rachel Carson, George Washington Carver, and Vera Rubin—through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page.