Q Is for Quark

Q Is for Quark

A Science Alphabet Book

By David Schwartz; Kim Doner (Illustrator)

Tricycle Press, Paperback, 9781582463032, 64pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009


A is for Atom, B is for Black Hole, C is for Clone-hang on to your test tubes, we're covering a lot of ground here! But both the science-curious and the science-phobic are in for a treat as the author of one of the wittiest math books around takes on a new topic. Ranging freely from DNA to jet-propelled squid to proof that it's best to prepare dragon tonic using the metric system, this smorgasbord of science topics makes a great classroom resource or gift for the budding scientist. By the time kids plow through all the quirky pictures and funny captions we're sure they'll agree that W is for Wow! 55,000 hardcover G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book in print.Ģ A Smithsonian Notable Books for Children 2001 Ģ Educators, please visit our Resources section, above, for teaching guides and curricula .

About the Author
Dr. David J. Schwartz was a professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta and the president of Creative Educational Services, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in leadership development.

Kim Doner was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a graduate of Tulsa University. She is the author and illustrator of the children's book "Buffalo Dreams", and the illustrator of several more books for young people, including "The Philosopher's Club, The Buffalo in the Mall", and" Q Is for Quark".

Praise For Q Is for Quark

Starred Review, Library Talk:
Editor's Picks: "A well-written, informative alphabet book that will be an asset to anyone wanting to make science fun."

Review, Smithsonian Magazine:
"Sophisticated and entertaining. . . .disarmingly accessible book, not just for kids."

Review, School Library Journal:
"This book does for science what Schwartz's G IS FOR GOOGOL did for math."

Review, L.A. Parent, June 9, 2010:
"Chocked full of fascinating information."

Review, Children's Literature Newsletter:
"[Will] make science fun. . . . does not talk down to kids; it makes them stretch and in the process they may be interested enough to dig even further in the scientific disciplines." -Marilyn Courtot