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 Ray of light : a book of science and wonder
 Author: Wick, Walter

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2019)

 Dewey: 535
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [39] p., ill. (chiefly col.), 29 cm

 BTSB No: 943770 ISBN: 9780439165877
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Light
 Physics

Price: $20.76

Summary:
Photographs paired with simple yet fascinating text and scientific observations help readers understand the secrets and complexity of light. You will learn what light is made of and how it fits alongside everything else in the world.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 501373
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 10.60
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 76227

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (11/15/18)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/12/18)
   Booklist (+) (02/15/19)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/02/19)
 The Hornbook (00/03/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/15/2019 *Starred Review* Light is everywhere, surrounding us, influencing the patterns of our lives, defining what we can and cannot see. But what is light, exactly? And how does it actually work? This oversize picture book explains the basic properties of light (incandescence, radiation, wavelengths, refraction, the color spectrum, iridescence, etc.) in precise, straightforward language accompanied by crisp, meticulously rendered full-color photographs. Most science books offer illustrations, but few manage to consistently feature such precision when capturing the exact moment when energy becomes light, or employ such eloquence in explaining concepts through select, well-chosen words and pictures. Beginning with simple examples of light, such as a wooden match or a candle, the text then employs two-page spreads to address increasingly sophisticated phenomena, eventually getting to atmospheric light, nuclear fusion, and the earth’s ultimate source of light—the sun. There are no source notes or bibliography, but concluding back matter offers additional information about both content and the processes used in creating the images. Wick is well known as the illustrator of the I Spy and the Can You See What I See? series, and this current offering is a worthy companion to his award-winning A Drop of Water (1997). Public and elementary- and middle-school libraries should include both of these titles as cornerstone components of STEM collections. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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