From Amazon.ca this time, one of their “Because you bought ABC, we thought you might be interested to know that XYZ is out now” announcements.
What I bought initially was The Periodic Table: Elements with Style! created (and illustrated) by (Simon) Basher, and written by Adrian Dingle. I reviewed it for the Cybils bloggers’ children’s book awards, and liked it so much that after returning the library copy, I bought one for our own shelves. And I was absolutely delighted to see it make our Cybils shortlist for middle grade/young adult nonfiction.
So of course I was thrilled to get the news from Amazon that Basher‘s new book is out, Physics: Why Matter Matters!, with his illustrations and text by Dan Green (Kingfisher 2008). Not so thrilled to see that Amazon.ca has it listed as a 1-4 month wait for shipping, but Chapters has it in stock. And if it’s as good as the first book, it’s a bargain at under $10.
It’s on order through our library system so I haven’t been able to see a copy yet. No surprise, it’s in my virtual shopping cart.
I’ve searched around and couldn’t find any word on whether Basher has planned any more books in the series. But the other day I did find this good review of Physics, one of the only reviews so far, from kidlitosphere blogger David Elzey at the excelsior file.
Sight unseen, based on the previous effort, definitely a possibility for Cybils nonfiction 2008.