Story Book Science

Graphic for Story Book Science featuring illustrated book covers

Join us every Wednesday at 10am on our Facebook page for Story Book Science, a fun live reading of some of our favorite science-oriented story books! The KU Natural History Museum's Education Coordinator, Colleen MacGilvray, will be reading a variety of beautifully illustrated books and we'll often include some science facts and fun activities after the readings. We hope you'll join us! Sneak previews: Catch a sneak preview of each week's reading every Tuesday at 10am on our Facebook page. 

After each reading, videos will be available for 48 hours on the KU Natural History Museum Facebook Page and transcripts will be posted here, under the relevant book title.  

STORY BOOK SCIENCE SCHEDULE - All are held on Wednesdays at 10am on our Facebook page

AUGUST

August 5 - You Matter by Christian Robinson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 8/3/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 8/4/20

August 12 - Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey (Henry Holt and Company)

August 19 - And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

August 26 - Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez (Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House)

PREVIOUS READINGS

JULY 
July 1 – The Dinosaur Expert by Margaret McNamara (Schwartz & Wade books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 6/30/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 7/1/20

July 8 – Green Machine: The Slightly Gross Truth about Turning Your Food Scraps into Green Energy by Rebecca Donnelly (Henry Holt and Company)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 7/7/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 7/8/20

July 15 – Redwoods by Jason Chin (Square Fish)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 7/14/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 7/15/20

July 22 – Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
PREVIEW  TRANSCRIPT 7/21/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 7/22/20

July 29 – Buzzing with Questions by Janice N. Harrington (Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane)
NOTE: We'll have a special guest just after this reading, KU entomology graduate student researcher Rachel Neff! 
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 7/28/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 7/29/30

JUNE
June 3 - Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention by Pip Jones (Peachtree Publishing Company Inc.)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 6/2/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 6/30/20

June 10 - No Story Book Science this week.  Join us for our Science Summer Camps this week!

June 17 - Little Tigers by Jo Weaver (Peachtree Publishing Company Inc.)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 6/16/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 6/17/20

June 24 - Titanosaur: Discovering the World’s Largest Dinosaur by Dr. José Luis Carballido and Dr. Diego Pol (Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT  6/23/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 6/24/20

MAY
May 6 - Wisdom the Midway Albatross by Darcy Pattison (Mims House)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 5/5/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 5/6/20

May 13 - Grandmother Fish by Jonathan Tweet (Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 5/12/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 5/13/20

May 20 - We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom (Roaring Brook Press).
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 5/19/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 5/20/20

May 27 - Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker (Henry Holt and Company)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 5/26/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 5/27/20

APRIL
April 8 - All Birds Have Anxiety by Kathy Hoopmann (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 4/7/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 4/8/20

April 15 - Pollen: Darwin’s 130-Year Prediction by Darcy Pattison (Mims House)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 4/14/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 4/15/20

April 22 - Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland (Kids Can Press Ltd.)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 4/21/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 4/22/20

April 29 - Walk on the Wild Side by Nicholas Oldland (Kids Can Press Ltd.)
PREVIEW TRANSCRIPT 4/28/20
READING TRANSCRIPT 4/29/20