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Reference & Instruction Librarian
Search for Books, Media, & More @ UWW
Use this box to quickly search Research@UWW for books, media, and more at UW-Whitewater.
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books
Andersen Library regularly orders materials from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Outstanding Trade Books for Students K-12 listing. You will find these in the Curriculum Collection on the 2nd floor of the library.
Search UW-W Andersen Library: Research@UWW
Step 1. Start at the Library Home Page
Step 2. Try the following searches:
- use quotation marks around the phrase "Outstanding Science Trade Books"
- change the dropdown menu to Books, Media & More
- connect synonyms or related terms with OR to find as many as possible
- use the Location limits to narrow to just Curriculum Collection materials
Story Theme: Water = Agua
Here is just one example of how you can create multiple ties among stories:
Agua, Agüita / Water, Little Water by
Call Number: Curriculum Collection Easy Books, 2nd Floor E Arg
From deep in the earth, to ocean, to morning dew, Agüita / Water, Little Water follows the life cycle of water from the perspective of one gotita – one little drop. Through Argueta’s poetry in Spanish, English and Nahuat, the language of his Pipil-Nahua ancestors, we see how Agüita becomes a river, a lake, and ocean.
De gotita en gotita
subo al cielo /
Drop by drop
I climb to the sky.
Hola Mar / Hello Ocean by
Call Number: Curriculum Collection Easy Books, 2nd Floor E Rya
Hello Ocean / Hola Mar follows a young girl as her every sense is awash in what the ocean and beach have to offer touch, smell, sight – and a simple sense of adventure. Once again, author Pam Muñoz Ryan and translator Yanitzia Canetti collaborate on composing rich rhyming text in both English and Spanish:
I touch the ocean, and surf gives chase, then wraps me in a wet embrace.
Yo toco el mar, y el mar me anlaza, con sus húmedas olas, me envuelve y abraza.
Galapagos Girl by
Call Number: Curriculum Collection, Easy Books 2nd Floor E Arn
In Galápagos Girl / Galapagueña we see again how just one, seemingly so small, is part of this interconnected web of life. This the is the true tale of a little girl, Valentina Cruz. She lived her childhood on her family farm on Floreana, one of the Galapagos Islands, where she bopped up and down with lava lizards, stamped her feet with blue-footed boobies, and twirled pirouettes with sea lions. When she leaves the island to attend school, she promises the creatures, “I will not forget you… And I will keep you safe / No los olvidaré – y ayudaré a protegerlos.” We learn in the Author’s Notes that Cruz became a biologist, and returns to the Islands where she now works on ecological restoration, research, and tourism.
Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans
For teaching resources, more about the authors, and more about the books, don’t forget to explore the Badgerlink.net Teaching Books resources:
Try out our Science Ed Resources Pinterest Boards!
Each thumbnail will link to the items in Research@UWW. You can see whether the item is available and where you'll find it in the library.
These Pinterest items are not necessarily NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, so if required for a class assignment, check the NSTA listing on this page.