Results for: helaine becker

Below is a list of 24 the books by this author.

Book cover of ALICE & GERT
ALICE & GERT
By: helaine becker | Published: August 2020

It's high summer in the meadow where Alice the ant and Gert the grasshopper live. Alice is hard at work preparing for winter, harvesting heavy loads...

It's high summer in the meadow where Alice the ant and Gert the grasshopper live. Alice is hard at work preparing for winter, harvesting heavy loads of seeds. Meanwhile, Gert prefers to play, since winter is ages away. Gert dances through the long days of summer, singing, performing, and creating art out of flowers and leaves. Alice tries to convince Gert to work, but Gert wants to have fun--and to entertain Alice, too! She hates to see Alice work so hard. When winter arrives, Gert's nest is cold and her food supplies are low. But rather than refusing to share, Alice acknowledges the value of Gert's work and the beauty of the art that lightened her load. Alice repays Gert's kindness by sharing her hard-won food. Based on the classic story of the ant and grasshopper, this is a modern fable with a heartwarming twist that values diverse contributions and honors friendship and the power of art.

  • ISBN
    9781771473583
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Traditional Single Stories - Fractured Fairy Tales
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Book cover of CANADIAN KIDS' GT OUTDOOR FUN
CANADIAN KIDS' GT OUTDOOR FUN
By: helaine becker | Published: April 2019

In this quintessential guide to summer activities, kids will learn the old-fashioned joys of creating their own fun! Parents and kids alike will...

In this quintessential guide to summer activities, kids will learn the old-fashioned joys of creating their own fun! Parents and kids alike will absolutely love this boredom-busting guide to outdoor and indoor summer fun! Filled with hundreds of ideas for games with friends, solo activities, DIY projects, recipes and fascinating fun facts, this book will teach kids just how much there is to do when the screens are turned off. Kids will learn: How to catch a fish How to crack a code How to master canoe strokes How to make fresh lemonade (complete with an economics lesson about selling at a lemonade stand!) How to put on a play How to do rock art How to make a tie-dyed shirt Games for surviving car trips And so much more! Appealing to a wide range of ages, abilities, and timeframes, The Canadian Kid's Guide to Outdoor Fun will connect kids to the world around them and to one another. Some activities are classics, some will get them started on a new adventure, but each and every one is safe, easy, instant and requires virtually no adult intervention - except to join in the fun, of course!

  • ISBN
    9781443148450
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Things To Do - Crafts, Cooking, Gardening, Magic, Games
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$19.99
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Book cover of COUNTING ON KATHERINE
COUNTING ON KATHERINE
By: helaine becker | Published: June 2018

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden...

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures. You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, Counting on Katherine is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history. Christy Ottaviano Books

  • ISBN
    9781250137524
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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$25.99
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Book cover of DO BEAVERS EAT POUTINE COOL CANADIAN QUI
DO BEAVERS EAT POUTINE COOL CANADIAN QUI
By: helaine becker | Published: June 2017

How well do you know Canada? Are you an expert on all things Canuck, or do you need to brush up on your basics? Test your knowledge and find out: ...

How well do you know Canada? Are you an expert on all things Canuck, or do you need to brush up on your basics? Test your knowledge and find out: In what province will you find the largest snake dens in the World? Where in Canada will you find a UFO landing pad? How many official languages are spoken in Canada - by Canada Geese? In this 100-percent-True-North-strong-and-free quiz-opedia, you'll find out how you rate when it comes to Canadian trivia. You'll also find dozens of facts, jokes and puzzles that celebrate the splendour of our nation - in totally cool Canadian style, of course.

  • ISBN
    9781443157629
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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$5.99
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Book cover of ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
By: helaine becker | Published: February 2023

Discover the early years of Eleanor Roosevelt and how her childhood inspired a life devoted to compassionate public service. ​Eleanor Roosevelt's...

Discover the early years of Eleanor Roosevelt and how her childhood inspired a life devoted to compassionate public service. ​Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood was challenging. When she was young, both of her parents died and she was sent to live with her grandmother, who showed her little affection. Despite her grief, Eleanor persevered: she attended a boarding school in England, where she found a true home under the care of a nurturing teacher. Eleanor soon blossomed into a strong leader, supporting her struggling classmates. These formative years inspired her sense of compassion and responsibility, setting Eleanor on a path to a lifetime of helping others. With a kind heart and a fierce devotion to hard work, Eleanor Roosevelt became a visionary known for her outspoken activism and public service. This thoughtful story honors her groundbreaking life while also celebrating the spirit of her legacy.

  • ISBN
    9780316316415
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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$23.99
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Book cover of EMMY NOETHER - MOST IMPORTANT MATHEMATICIAN
EMMY NOETHER - MOST IMPORTANT MATHEMATICIAN
By: helaine becker | Published: October 2020

An engaging picture book biography of a groundbreaking female mathematician. Emmy Noether is not pretty, quiet or good at housework — all the...

An engaging picture book biography of a groundbreaking female mathematician. Emmy Noether is not pretty, quiet or good at housework — all the things a girl of her time is expected to be. What she is, though, is brilliant at math. And when she grows up, she skirts the rules to first study math at a university and then teach it. She also helps to solve of the most pressing mathematical and physics problems of the day. And though she doesn’t get much credit during her lifetime, her discoveries continue to influence how we understand the world today. One of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century finally gets her due!

Theme: Prejudice & Racism, Diversity, Girl Power, Math

  • ISBN
    9781525300592
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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$19.99
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Book cover of FOSSIL WHISPERER
FOSSIL WHISPERER
By: helaine becker | Published: June 2022

A captivating look at the life of a modern-day fossil hunter who makes the find of a lifetime. Wendy has an eye for the unusual and is skilled at...

A captivating look at the life of a modern-day fossil hunter who makes the find of a lifetime. Wendy has an eye for the unusual and is skilled at finding things that others don’t see. On a middle school field trip, she spots one of those unusual things — it’s fossilized coral 100 million years old! Wendy’s thrilled! And soon, she gets hooked on hunting fossils. She decides to turn her passion into her career and becomes known as the “fossil whisperer” around the world. But it’s close to home where she makes her most amazing find: Wendiceratops! Make no bones about it, a dinosaur species named after you is way cool! Kids will be wondering: what might be buried where I live?

  • ISBN
    9781525304187
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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$21.99
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Book cover of HAUNTED HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
HAUNTED HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
By: helaine becker | Published: August 2010

It's Halloween and Jack and his ghouly family and friends have put together a haunted house. As the rhyme goes along, we meet a ghost, a witch, a...

It's Halloween and Jack and his ghouly family and friends have put together a haunted house. As the rhyme goes along, we meet a ghost, a witch, a mummy, a fairy, a monster and more. At the end of the rhyme, we see that all of the characters are actually just friends and family dressed up in costumes.

Theme: Holidays & Celebrations

  • ISBN
    9780545985390
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$7.99
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Book cover of HUBOTS REAL WORLD ROBOTS INSPIRED BY HUM
HUBOTS REAL WORLD ROBOTS INSPIRED BY HUM
By: helaine becker | Published: October 2018

Using increasingly sophisticated levels of artificial intelligence (AI) and embodied intelligence (EI), a new generation of robots is being designed...

Using increasingly sophisticated levels of artificial intelligence (AI) and embodied intelligence (EI), a new generation of robots is being designed to look, act and even think like humans. Hubots, or human-inspired robots, are expanding the boundaries of what robots can do. Here, ten different real-life hubots are described, highlighting each one's appearance, unique skills and purpose --- from fighting fires on the high seas, to acting as setup crew for space colonies, to providing companionship for the elderly. The book also includes an illustrated graph of the uncanny valley, which shows us what distinguishes a friendly robot from a creepy one, and back matter that provides a closer examination of some of the robots' physical components and looks to the future of these fascinating machines. The creators of the popular Zoobots bring to life the groundbreaking robotics technology that's changing the world. Award-winning author Helaine Becker uses short paragraphs and accessible vocabulary to present a book that will appeal to even the most reluctant readers. Hyperrealistic illustrations by Alex Ries enhance the interest level of the material for children, especially those who love all things that are weird, unfamiliar and futuristic. Reference tools include a glossary and an index. This topic spans science, technology, inventions and engineering lessons. It also provides a terrific jumping-off point for classroom discussions about the larger societal issues surrounding these cutting-edge robots.

  • ISBN
    9781771387859
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - Applied Sci. & Tech. (inventions & Computers)
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Book cover of MEGABUGS & OTHER PREHISTORIC CRITTERS
MEGABUGS & OTHER PREHISTORIC CRITTERS
By: helaine becker | Published: October 2019

  • ISBN
    9781771388115
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - Insects & Spiders
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Book cover of MONSTER SCIENCE - COULD MONSTERS SURVIVE
MONSTER SCIENCE - COULD MONSTERS SURVIVE
By: helaine becker | Published: September 2016

?What if the terrifying creatures of your nightmares were indeed prowling the big, wide world beyond your blankie?? begins the intriguing premise of...

?What if the terrifying creatures of your nightmares were indeed prowling the big, wide world beyond your blankie?? begins the intriguing premise of this book. ?Could they really exist? And if so, how?? In a completely original approach to exploring science, award-winning author Helaine Becker places six different kinds of monsters --- Frankenstein, vampires, bigfoot, zombies, werewolves and sea monsters --- under her microscope to expose the proven scientific principles behind the legends. For example, the chapter on Frankenstein delves into how electricity and organ transplants work in the human body, and whether they could really bring someone back to life --- all presented in short, readable sections. There's also historical background on each monster, as well as trivia and jokes in sidebars, and fun quizzes at the end of every chapter for readers to test their knowledge. Becker uses the never-ending appetite for all things monster to engage the imaginations of children and get them excited about science. The just-ghoulish-and-icky-enough illustrations by Phil McAndrew are pitch-perfect, drenched with child-friendly humor. This is a book with tremendous cross-curricular applications in life, earth and physical sciences, as well as in literature (myths and legends), history and literacy skills. With its playful spirit, this is also a book children will happily pick up and devour on their own.

  • ISBN
    9781771380546
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - General
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Book cover of ON VOUS SOUHAITE UN JOYEUX NOËL
ON VOUS SOUHAITE UN JOYEUX NOËL
By: helaine becker | Published: October 2021

See below for English description. Porc-épic et ses amis sont de retour pour chanter « On vous souhaite un joyeux Noël »! C'est la fête de Noël...

See below for English description. Porc-épic et ses amis sont de retour pour chanter « On vous souhaite un joyeux Noël »! C'est la fête de Noël au café Porc-épic et tous les animaux sont là. Ils chantent devant porc-épic pour leurs friandises préférées. Les ours arrivent en premier et exigent le traditionnel pouding aux fi gues. Ils sont suivis par les macareux qui demandent du poisson; les castors réclament des brindilles goûteuses; les orignaux veulent des baies juteuses; les écureuils font pression pour obtenir des noix bien croquantes. Que va faire le chef? Les enfants et les adultes prendront plaisir à fredonner ce chant de Noël et à inventer leurs propres vers contenant leurs friandises préférées! Après les albums à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin, Vive le vent d'hiver! et Falalalala... Helaine Becker et Werner Zimmermann reviennent décupler la joie et le chaos de Noël avec ce nouvel album! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Get ready to belt a tune with the porcupine and his friends in this charming sing-along book. It's the animals' favourite time of the year, and they're hungry for figgy pudding, juicy caplin, twigs, and berries! Readers will delight in this hilarious spin on the classic Christmas carol. Original title: We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Theme: Christmas

  • ISBN
    9781443175890
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Picture Book
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Book cover of OUR GREAT PRIME MINISTERS
OUR GREAT PRIME MINISTERS
By: helaine becker | Published: June 2017

Theme: Level 4 Beginning Reader

  • ISBN
    9781553632856
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of PORCUPINE IN A PINE TREE
PORCUPINE IN A PINE TREE
By: helaine becker | Published: September 2015

A truly Canadian Christmas carol is now available in a sturdy board book format! This Canadian Christmas carol became an instant holiday classic....

A truly Canadian Christmas carol is now available in a sturdy board book format! This Canadian Christmas carol became an instant holiday classic. Now the whole family can join in the fun with this new, specially adapted board book version - the perfect first Christmas book for every preschooler on your list! Enjoy all of Werner Zimmermann's zany illustrations, count the characters from 1 to 12, and sing along. It's Christmas as only Canadians can celebrate it - with squirrels curling, Mounties munching donuts, hockey players-a-leaping.... and A Porcupine in a Pine Tree!

  • ISBN
    9781443146258
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Board Book
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$9.99
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Book cover of PORCUPINE IN A PINE TREE COLLECTION
PORCUPINE IN A PINE TREE COLLECTION
By: helaine becker | Published: October 2020

A special gift edition of the quintessential Canadian Christmas series! Sing your way through the season with Porcupine, Beaver, Moose and the gang!...

A special gift edition of the quintessential Canadian Christmas series! Sing your way through the season with Porcupine, Beaver, Moose and the gang! This special gift edition contains all three bestselling holiday favourites: A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, Dashing Through the Snow and Deck the Halls. Get ready for merriment and mayhem with your favourite all-Canadian carols! Includes musical arrangements for all three songs, so readers can play along on piano or guitar.

  • ISBN
    9781443175708
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of SLOTH AT THE ZOOM
SLOTH AT THE ZOOM
By: helaine becker | Published: August 2018

One day, a sloth accidentally gets delivered to the Zoom! She was supposed to be dropped off at the Zzzzzoo, a much more laid-back, slow-paced place....

One day, a sloth accidentally gets delivered to the Zoom! She was supposed to be dropped off at the Zzzzzoo, a much more laid-back, slow-paced place. She had been looking forward to long, languorous naps while the sun gently warmed her belly. But at the Zoom, the zebras gallop so fast they leave their stripes in puddles. The monkeys climb so fast they forget to stop at the treetops. And the parrots fly so fast their tails draw rainbows across the sky. When the sloth tries to make friends, nobody has any time—until the sloth meets a creature who’s a little more her speed, and everyone stops to notice. This is a surprising, delightful, and funny picture book about slowing down to enjoy the little things and making time for what matters.

  • ISBN
    9781771472494
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of SLOTH AT THE ZOOM
SLOTH AT THE ZOOM
By: helaine becker | Published: August 2021

A laid-back sloth reminds an entire zoo to sloooow down

  • ISBN
    9781771474849
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of SO LONG STRESS
SO LONG STRESS
By: helaine becker | Published: August 2023

  • ISBN
    9781443187701
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Mind & Body - General
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$16.99
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Book cover of THAT'S NO DINO! OR IS IT? WHAT MAKES A DINOSAUR A DINOSAUR
THAT'S NO DINO! OR IS IT? WHAT MAKES A DINOSAUR A DINOSAUR
By: helaine becker | Published: June 2021

A fun introduction to prehistoric creatures that are not dinosaurs, and why! Everyone knows what a dinosaur is, right? Well, maybe not. Dinosaurs are...

A fun introduction to prehistoric creatures that are not dinosaurs, and why! Everyone knows what a dinosaur is, right? Well, maybe not. Dinosaurs are actually just one type of extinct animal from prehistoric times. So, what sets them apart? Here, readers are introduced to ten prehistoric animals. Each one looks like a dinosaur. But it’s missing at least one key characteristic of all true dinosaurs. Animal by animal, each of those characteristics is added to a growing list, until, by the end of the book, readers know just what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur! A dinosaur by any other name is . . . not a dinosaur, of course!

Theme: Dinosaurs

  • ISBN
    9781525300233
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - Dinosaurs, Prehistoric Life, Fossils & Evolu.
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$19.99
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Book cover of WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS - A CANADIAN CAROL
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS - A CANADIAN CAROL
By: helaine becker | Published: October 2021

Porcupine and his friends are back, singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas!" Sing your way through the season with Porcupine, Beaver, Moose and the...

Porcupine and his friends are back, singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas!" Sing your way through the season with Porcupine, Beaver, Moose and the gang! It's a holiday party at the Porcupine Cafe, and all the animals are there, singing out to Porcupine for their favourite treats. The bears arrive first and demand the traditional figgy pudding. But they are followed by puffins, who request fish; beavers asking for tasty twigs; moose, who demand tasty berries; and squirrels, who lobby for crunchy walnuts. What's a frenzied chef to do?

Theme: Christmas

  • ISBN
    9781443175883
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Holiday
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Book cover of WORMS FOR BREAKFAST - HT FEED A ZOO
WORMS FOR BREAKFAST - HT FEED A ZOO
By: helaine becker | Published: March 2023

Ever wondered what zoo animals eat? Feeding time is one of the most popular events at zoos. It also prompts a smorgasbord of questions: what do...

Ever wondered what zoo animals eat? Feeding time is one of the most popular events at zoos. It also prompts a smorgasbord of questions: what do different animals eat? How much food do they need to stay healthy? Where do zookeepers get all that chow? And what constitutes a special treat? New in paperback, Worms for Breakfast answers all these questions and more in a cookbook-style primer packed with facts from experts at zoos and aquariums. Covering everything from regular animal nutrition to feeding babies to mimicking how animals hunt and eat in the wild, this book explores the eating habits of carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, and insectivores. Inside, you'll also find real-life recipes from zoos around the world for meals like eucalyptus-leaf pesto, kelp tank goulash, and mealworm mush. Beware! You probably don't want to eat any of it yourself. Written in a plucky, conversational tone with delightfully wacky illustrations, a glossary, and tips for zoo animal care, this book is bound to appeal to picky readers.

  • ISBN
    9781771475983
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Science - General
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Book cover of WOULD YOU SURVIVE
WOULD YOU SURVIVE
By: helaine becker | Published: October 2015

Have you got what it takes to survive? Would you survive an attack by intergalactic microbes? What about sentient robots? Ghost cats? Or a...

Have you got what it takes to survive? Would you survive an attack by intergalactic microbes? What about sentient robots? Ghost cats? Or a Sharknado? See how you stack up against evil masterminds, giant scorpions, and the neighborhood bully! Rate your bravery, confidence, musclepower, and find out if you can master your own inner demons. Reader tip: Don't open the book without a firm grip on your security blanket. You'll need every extra bit of bravery-boosting possible!

  • ISBN
    9781443146012
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of YOU GOT THIS 100 TIPS FOR BEING YOUR STR
YOU GOT THIS 100 TIPS FOR BEING YOUR STR
By: helaine becker | Published: September 2019

Find out how to be your stress-free best and live an awesome life!   You Got This! provides kids ages 8 and up with 100 positive suggestions for...

Find out how to be your stress-free best and live an awesome life!   You Got This! provides kids ages 8 and up with 100 positive suggestions for adding fun to each and every day, contributing to their own well-being, and developing the habits of successful people.   Tips include energy boosters, social skill enhancers, confidence builders, and task managers.   A perfect companion to Don't Stress and Stress Less, this book is a reassuring reminder to kids that they have the tools to deal with all of life's hurdles.

  • ISBN
    9781443170451
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Mind & Body - General
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$6.99
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Book cover of ZOOBOTS - WILD ROBOTS INSPIRED BY REAL
ZOOBOTS - WILD ROBOTS INSPIRED BY REAL
By: helaine becker | Published: April 2014

Innovations in the world of robotics are multiplying, with many cutting-edge breakthroughs, and this exciting and timely new book for young readers...

Innovations in the world of robotics are multiplying, with many cutting-edge breakthroughs, and this exciting and timely new book for young readers explores one particularly intriguing area: the world of robo-animals, or zoobots. In an attempt to design robots that can solve problems or perform tasks that humans can't, or just can't do easily, roboticists have been looking at the unique skills some animals have. Using something called mechatronics --- mechanical and electrical engineering combined with computer science --- they are finding ways to closely mirror those skills in robot form. Some fascinating examples from the book of what zoobots can do include: finding survivors of a fire using sensitive, computerized ?whiskers?; scaling skyscraper walls using super stickiness; or delivering drugs deep within the human body using microscopic whiptails for locomotion. Twelve zoobots are described, each on its own two-page spread. Award-winning children's author Helaine Becker's text is comprehensive, yet clear and lively, and is made more manageable by being broken up into shorter segments. The futuristic design of the book includes vivid, detailed color illustrations by Alex Ries, of both the zoobot prototypes as well as the animals from which their skills were derived. This imaginative and interesting nonfiction book will definitely capture the imaginations of technology buffs. It also has enormous potential for classroom use in exploring everything from basic technology and robots, to engineering concepts, to inventions. A glossary and an index make it work well as a wonderful reference tool.

Theme: Biomimicry

  • ISBN
    9781554539710
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - Applied Sci. & Tech. (inventions & Computers)
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