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Review by C.J. Bunce

Some people are fans of glow-in-the-dark things.  Other are fans of all things 3D.  Theodore Gray, author of a series of books on The ElementsMolecules, and Reactions (and builder of the wooden periodic table) has added another dive into familiar objects and how they got that way.  In How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines, Gray reveals his fascination for all things transparent, as he rummages through a lifetime of collecting ordinary objects with a not-so-ordinary history.  Along his journey he provides the high points on how some of the most commonly used machines in your home work.  The book is available here at Amazon.
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Review by C.J. Bunce

One hundred years after surfer Duke Kahanamoku won an Olympic medal in swimming, surfing finally made it to become an official sport at this year’s games.  A new book coming this month is using the sport of surfing to teach kids about science.  Spinning out of writer-artist Kim Dwinell’s series of Surfside Girls fiction books for kids, The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean is a practical guide full of science facts every kid should know about the ocean and sea life.  Published by Top Shelf Productions, its available for pre-order now here at Amazon for your favorite youth who was glued to the competition at Tsurigasaki Beach in Japan last week and looking for more.

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