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Book Review- Science Comics: Crows

That’s something to crow about! Learn all about these genius birds in Kyla Vanderklugt’s Science Comics: Crows , the latest volume in First Second’s action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers!

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, robots, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you’re a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!

Did you know that crows make their own tools, lead complex social lives, and never forget a human face? Scientists are just beginning to unlock the secrets of the crow’s brain to discover how these avian Einsteins can be as smart as some primates, and even perform some of the same cognitive feats as human children! Crows have problem-solving skills that will make you you rethink what it means to be a bird brain!

Published March 24th 2020 by First Second

What did I think?

I feel like this series and this volume goes over best in the second and third grade crowd. They label it as middle grade, but it’s on the lower end in my opinion. However, older kids and adults interested in crows are in for a treat as well. I can tell you that the crows in our yard hate our cat. They make so much noise that she runs inside when they’re around.

I had to read this book on my phone as it wasn’t available in either hard copy or as a kindle version so I may have missed some of the details pinching and zooming- but I have read other titles in the series and there isn’t anything I’d warn parents off on.

By Jenny Naughton

JENNY NAUGHTON and her husband share their 1930's era Chicago home with four sons and a daughter. A voracious reader, Jen reviews books before their release for dozens of publishers on her page: Windy City Reader. Jen also blogs (on WordPress!) about classical, mostly secular, home education at Good Enough Homeschool.
In her spare time, she runs an online book club for teens and helps other home educating family match their kids with the perfect book for them.
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