STEM Week Continues with Melissa Stewart!!

STEM Week Continues with Melissa Stewart!!

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STEM Author Melissa Stewart on “Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs”

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Hey everyone,

We’re celebrating STEM week on the Reading with Your Kids podcast! And we’re so happy to feature Melissa Stewart, author of nonfiction science books for young readers, to talk about her latest work. Melissa has written more than 180 books in her career, the first of which was published in 1998 and the most recent of which is Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs. 

In our exciting interview, Melissa introduces us to all the shy, and sleepy creatures from around the world whose unique features have helped them survive, adapt and thrive when faced with bigger, faster, stronger predators. Hoatzins, gorillas, okapis, and tiny Amau frogs smaller than the tip of a pinkie finger are just some of the many diverse and fascinating animals depicted in humorous and informative portraits that showcase a variety of incredible critters up close and in their natural habitats.

Tune in to learn moreMelissa Stewart, her book and all some unique facts about animals!

 

About Melissa Stewart

Melissa StewartMelissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 science books for children, including Can an Aardvark Bark?; No Monkeys, No Chocolate; and Feathers: Not Just for Flying. She is the co-author of Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2 and Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, 3-5.

Melissa maintains the blog Celebrate Science and serves on the board of advisors for the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators. She offers school visit programs in person or via Skype as well as programs for educators that focus on nonfiction writing techniques, using children’s books to address curriculum standards and creative ways to integrate science and language arts. https://www.melissa-stewart.com/

 

Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs

Puny? Poky? Clumsy? Shy? A lighthearted look at the surprising traits that help some animals survive.

Written with a lively, playful voice, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers introduces young readers to a variety of “animal underdogs” and explains how characteristics that might seem like weaknesses are critical for finding food and staying safe in an eat-or-be-eaten world.

Award-winning author Melissa Stewart offers readers a humorous and informative nonfiction picture book with a gentle message of understanding and celebrating differences. Stephanie Laberis’s bright, bold―and scientifically accurate―illustrations add to the fun.

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In this episode, we discuss

  • Introduction to Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs
  • What is it about STEM that sparks Melissa Stewart’s imagination?
  • What kind of discussions families can have after reading Melissa’s book?
  • Some of the fascinating facts about animals that Melissa found out during her research for creating this book
  • Where can you find Melissa and her books online?

 

A big thank you to Melissa for joining us and for sharing her wonderful, educational book with us!

 

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