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Q is for Quark

Guest reviewer Debbie Glade tells us that:

The ABCs of Science Are More Sophisticated than You Might Imagine

schwartzquarkQ is for Quark; A Science Alphabet Book, written by David M. Schwartz, is a paperback book, chocked full of fascinating information. Parents and teachers will learn great deal from this informative book too. To start with, I turned to the Q page to learn that quarks are what protons and neutrons are made from, yet they “don’t act like ordinary matter.” There’s a scientific topic for every letter of the alphabet, like E is for Element, J is for Jet Propulsion, V is for Vortex and much more.

What I like about Q is for Quark ($9.99, Tricycle Press/Random House, Trade Paperback) is that the explanations are really quite thorough; there’s a lot of text here and that’s a good thing. The reader will really understand the topic after reading the description. And the words are offset by colorful illustrations done by former medical illustrator, Kim Doner. They add to the educational aspect of the book plus provide an element of entertainment.

Author David M. Schwartz has penned more than 50 children’s math and science books. It’s obvious he did his homework here to write this mini encyclopedia that presents science education to kids in a most fun and fascinating way.

Editor’s Note: This book is recommended for ages 9-12

debbiegladeDebbie Glade, today’s guest reviewer, is the author, illustrator and voice talent of the award-winning children’s picture book The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica, published by Smart Poodle Publishing. She visits South Florida schools with her reading, writing and geography programs. For years, Debbie was a travel writer for luxury cruise lines. She writes parenting articles for various websites and is the Geography Awareness Editor for She blogs daily at

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