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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS: TRY THIS!
Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview with award-winning author Karen Romano Young, who discusses her new book “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS: Try This! Extreme 50 Fun & Safe Science Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You”, that is a Junior Library Guild selection.

Discover what makes science fun in this engaging book filled with weird, wacky science facts, basic principles, and 50 creative science projects that take interactivity to a whole new level. Dynamic photos and art highlight projects step by step so kids can conduct experiments with confidence and accuracy. Most projects involve kid-friendly subjects like electrical charges, chemical explosions, and food chemistry and are based on materials easily found at home. Bonus projects throughout encourage curious kids to dig deeper and experiment on their own.

 

“Fun, accessible, and teeming with potential for extended inquiry.” –Booklist

 

Karen Romano Young has dived to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in a tiny submarine, crunched through Arctic ice in an icebreaker, and visited labs, museum workshops, and research institutions across the U.S., to write and draw about science.  She was a lead science communications fellow aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s research ship E/V Nautilus. An award-winning author, she has written and/or illustrated more than 30 books for children and is the creator of AntarcticLog, a science comic. Her nonfiction books include Whale Quest, Space Junk, Try This! and Try This Extreme!   Her fiction work includes The Beetle and Me: A Love Story; the graphic novel Doodlebug: a Novel in Doodles; and Hundred Percent. Her next novel is The Librarian’s Child, due out in 2019.

Karen lives with her family in the woods of Bethel, Connecticut. Her next adventure is a stint at Palmer Station, Antarctica, as the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant. She has not yet traveled to space. www.KarenRomanoYoung.com.

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Karen Romano Young has dived to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in a tiny submarine, crunched through Arctic ice in an icebreaker, and visited labs, museum workshops, and research institutions across the U.S., to write and draw about science.  She was a lead science communications fellow aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s research ship E/V Nautilus. An award-winning author, she has written and/or illustrated more than 30 books for children and is the creator of AntarcticLog, a science comic. Her nonfiction books include Whale Quest, Space Junk, Try This! and Try This Extreme!   Her fiction work includes The Beetle and Me: A Love Story; the graphic novel Doodlebug: a Novel in Doodles; and Hundred Percent. Her next novel is The Librarian’s Child, due out in 2019.

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