summer read to learn

All summer I’ll be sharing books for kids of all ages on topics that will interest them or offer them a new interest to learn about. Most of the time these will be nonfiction books, but sometimes we can learn from fictional stories too. I frequently learn from books sent during a historical period because usually the fictional story is based on real events.

So, I hope you will stay tuned to these posts. They will always have Summer Read-to-Learn in the title and in the tags. There will be books from some of my favorite publishers like National Geographic, Phaidon, Chronicle Kids, Prestel, and many others.

Today is my LAST Summer Read-to-Learn post for the season. I hope you have enjoyed the series!

Be sure to check out all the posts from my Summer Read-to-Learn series, click HERE.

Is there Life on Your Nose book cover


Meet the Microbes

By: Christian Borstlap

Published: September 7, 2021

Publisher: Prestel


After 2020, children have become more curious about viruses. IS THERE LIFE ON YOUR NOSE? delves into the life of a microbe. And yes, they do live on your nose, in your yard, in the pond, in your food, in your body, and in the air. In fact, the largest living thing isn’t a blue whale or a redwood tree, it is a fungus that lives under the Blue Mountains in the Northwest part of the country.

With simple explanations and creative illustrations, kids will learn that some microbes are good like the ones we need for digestion and some are bad like viruses that cause colds and other illnesses. Without microbes like the cyanobacteria in the ocean, we wouldn’t have enough oxygen to breathe. So, microbes are essential to life.

The main pages offer brief details about how microbes work and then at the end, older kids can find more details about each of the microbes listed. This is a great book for a family as it can be read to both younger and older kids. Plus, the cover and title are pretty silly and grab kids attention.

Christian Borstlap is an illustrator, designer, art director, and founder of Part of a Bigger Plan, a creative agency whose clients include Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Apple, Vogue, Rijksmuseum, and many others.

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