If you have a young child in your life, pick up a copy of Heather L. Montgomery’s (Amazon affiliate link) What’s in Your Pocket? This is an absolutely wonderful book. While many books tackle the topic of scientists after they have already made their discoveries, What’s in Your Pocket? begins their stories when they were little and putting things in their pockets, as young children are wont to do. Montgomery also shows more diversity in her line up of scientists, not limiting us to the old white men doing science trope. Really everything about this book is fantastic. Educators, nature centers, and anyone with children they love should pick up a copy. Then head out and look for treasures with a child-like eye.
Available September 2021
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Charlesbridge.