Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small by Dr. Jess Wade, illustrated by Melissa Castrillon


Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small by Dr. Jess Wade, illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.  Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536217667

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Format: Hardcover

What did you like about the book?  This book is filled with information about what makes up ourselves and the things of our world. From telling little ones that everything is made up of atoms, to specifics like a substance called graphene that is so thin you can see through it, but so strong it can hold an elephant, to windows that can wash themselves using only the power of the sun. Colorful, imaginative illustrations really show readers the author’s meaning about this hard-to-visualize subject. It will really get kids thinking. The back of the book includes some definitions and a helpful index.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No, it was quite well done

To whom would you recommend this book? Children ages 6-13

Who should buy this book?  Children’s teachers and librarians, especially science teachers.

Where would you shelve it? Nonfiction, 620.4

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Vicky Tandy, Athol Public Library, Athol, MA

Date of review:  October 5, 2021

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