Books by Mary Kay Carson

PARK SCIENTISTS by Mary Kay Carson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 13, 2014

"A welcome demonstration of the breadth of possibilities in scientific work. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
In Yellowstone, Saguaro and Great Smoky Mountains national parks, scientists help manage natural resources while they study them. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2013

"Escaping our solar system is not easy, as Voyager has shown, but this is a useful path for budding space scientists. (glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Science writer Carson goes beyond the planets she described in Exploring the Solar System (2006) to survey the history of stargazing from antiquity to near–present day. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An entertaining though superficial introduction to the American Revolution. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Much of the essential history of the American Revolution is conveyed briefly through 18 questions and answers. Read full book review >
WHAT SANK THE WORLDS BIGGEST SHIP? by Mary Kay Carson
Released: April 3, 2012

"A promising start to a new series. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, this volume inaugurates a new series that employs a question-and-answer format to convey essential information. Read full book review >
BATS! by Mary Kay Carson
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 30, 2012

"A winner: beautifully illustrated, nicely designed and solidly informative. (iPad informational app. 6-9)"
A seamless blend of realistic graphics, high-resolution photography and well-chosen interactive features makes for an inviting introduction to bat behavior and types. Read full book review >
INSIDE TORNADOES by Mary Kay Carson
NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Impressive. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Extreme storms never cease to appeal. Read full book review >
THE BAT SCIENTISTS by Mary Kay Carson
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Uhlman's photographs are clearly identified in context and the backmatter supports further research. (Learn more, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
The "ick" factor is high in this latest title in the Scientists in the Field series describing patient field work, rescue and conservation efforts to save bats. Read full book review >
EMI AND THE RHINO SCIENTIST by Mary Kay Carson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"The emphases on reproductive science and zoo work both make this an unusual addition to the admirable Scientists in the Field series, one that should be welcome in high-school as well as middle-school libraries. (glossary, suggested reading and websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Working in the Cincinnati Zoo as part of a worldwide effort to support endangered animals, scientist Terri Roth succeeds in helping a pair of Sumatran rhinos reproduce, using techniques that can be used to help other rhinoceroses both in captivity and, indirectly, in the wild. Read full book review >
NATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"A useful addition to the earth-science section. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Forty projects and experiments about weather for young science students explore air pressure, sun and seasons, clouds and rain, wind, and weather forecasting. Read full book review >
EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM by Mary Kay Carson
NATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"By far the most complete, current and evenhanded look at the space program's successes and failures for younger audiences, this meaty, compelling invitation to explore the high frontier will soar off shelves. (multimedia resource lists, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Combining specific but not heavily technical descriptions with plenty of bright, sharply reproduced color photos, this outstanding up-to-the-minute-and-beyond account of our ages-old study of the solar system will sweep readers up in the wonder and excitement of each new discovery. Read full book review >