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August 23, 2008

Energy Transfers

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Energy Transfers

Author: Nigel Saunders and Steven Chapman         

Page Length:  48

Reading Level: 6

Genre: Non-Fiction           

PLOT SUMMARY: Energy Transfers begins with the definition of what energy transfers actually are and what happens in an energy transfer.  Then, the book describes the many different types of energy, including: chemical energy, nuclear energy, and sound energy.  It describes how energy is stored and lost.  Also, the book discussed electricity and the energy that it produces.

REVIEW: This is the second non-fiction book I have read by Nigel Saunders and Steven Chapman. Again, they use a format of writing the text in the center of the pages, then enhancing the information with “Fast Facts”, a “Word Store”, authentic pictures, graphs, and diagrams to support their information. 

This is an excellent book for teaching about energy transfers, but is also a good book for those who love science, facts, and non-fiction books.  It could easily be used as a source for the lower level reader to use for a science project.  It has a wealth of information about energy.

AREAS FOR TEACHING: Main Idea and Supporting Details, Informative Texts, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast

RELATED BOOKS: Energy Files: Water, Solar, Wind, Science Topics: Energy, Energy Essentials: Fossil Fuels


REVIEWED BY: Shirley Wagner

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