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Daniel Kirk introduced kids to writing in his bestselling Library Mouse series—now he tackles STEAM!
When an apple falls on his head, Newton the squirrel begins to wonder how the world works. Listening in on a lesson about the force of gravity, he decides to try his own experiments with the help of his sister, Curie. Learning to make simple machines, they discover that science is for everyone—even squirrels. And when a birds’ nest falls out of a nearby tree, only Newton and Curie, using their inventions and quick scientific thinking, can save the day! This always inquisitive and resourceful pair solves real-life problems and has fun along the way. This latest from bestselling author Daniel Kirk is a light introduction to the principles of STEAM, which is taught in schools.
About the Author
Daniel Kirk is the bestselling author and illustrator of the beloved Library Mouse series as well as a number of picture books and novels for young readers. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
"A positive and fun-filled challenge to recognize and apply the underlying principles of science in everyday life."
— Kirkus Review
"Budding scientists will be delighted by the squirrel's-eye view of the physical world."
"The story frames plainspoken, relatable explanations of core physics concepts and the scientific method."
— Publishers Weekly