Magnets Push, Magnets Pull (Paperback)

By David A. Adler, Anna Raff (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823440184, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/30/2017)

List Price: 7.99*
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A world without magnets would be a world without cell phones, computers, and more! Explore the fascinating field of magnetism with this interactive picture book for young learners.

Magnetism is all around us--even the earth is a giant magnet. Trusted children's nonfiction author David A. Adler covers the basics of magnetism, including electromagnets and compasses, for aspiring scientists. Hands-on experiments are smartly woven into the narrative. Want to test out the strength of a magnet? All you need is a bowl of water and some paper clips!

Anna Raff's lively art illustrates scientific concepts clearly, with the added fun of two siblings and their dog exploring and learning together. Back matter includes a glossary that defines such terms as attraction, pole, electromagnetism, force, and more. Suggested activities on how to make your own magnet are also included.

About the Author

DAVID A. ADLER is a former math teacher and author of more than two hundred picture books, biographies, and mysteries for children.

ANNA RAFF is an award-winning illustrator of children's books. She illustrated David A. Adler's Things That Float and Things That Don't, which received starred reviews from both Booklist and Publishers Weekly. She lives in New York City.

Praise For Magnets Push, Magnets Pull

A Finalist for the SB&F Prize – Hands-On Science Book Category
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
"An excellent guide for young children learning about magnetism."—School Library Journal
"Presenting information with an upbeat tone and imaginative touches, the book encourages children to learn by doing. An intelligent starting point for hands-on exploration of the familiar yet mysterious phenomenon of magnetism."—Booklist
"Adler's excellent explanations of physical science for young children continue with this exploration of magnets and magnetism. The informative, interactive text encourages readers to track down materials and investigate on their own . . . Raff's illustrations of children and their mischievous dog assistant provide a friendly and helpful orientation to the activities described in the text."—Horn Book Magazine