Friday, July 26, 2013

Too Hot? Too Cold?

Too Hot? Too Cold? Keeping Body Temperature Just Right
by Caroline Arnold; illus by Annie Patterson
32 pages; ages 6-9
Charlesbridge 2013

It's summer here in the northern hemisphere, and that means hot, hot, HOT days. But south of the equator it's winter, and that means cold, cold, COLD days. So while we're peeling off layers to keep cool, kids on the other half of the earth are pulling on parkas and mittens to keep warm. That's how we humans adjust our temperature.

But what do animals do when they need to cool down or warm up? That's what Caroline Arnold explores through the pages of this book. She talks about "warm-blooded" animals and "cold-blooded" animals and shivers and sweat. She talks about fur and feathers and blubber and goosebumps and finding a cool breeze on a hot day.

This post is part of STEM Friday round-up. And on Monday, we're celebrating Nonfiction Monday right here! Just post a title and link for the book you're reviewing in comments below.  Review copy provided by publisher.

Welcome to Nonfiction Monday! See what other people are reading & add your links for reviews in the comments - I'll add books and links throughout the day.

Jeff has a review of Alphabet Trucks over at NC Teacher Stuff.

Christy has a great review of T is for Territories over at Christy's Houseful of Chaos

Jennifer has a dead-on review of Deadly! over at Jean Little Library.

Check out the great review of Bone by Bone at Bibliolinks.

Oops! Power was out for a few hours - but it's back now so I can add some more titles in today's review round-up. I'll check back before dinner to pick up any stragglers.

Roberta's got a review of No Monkeys, No Chocolate over at Wrapped in Foil. This is one book I absolutely must read (as I am overly fond of chocolate).

This is a new title in the Scientist in the Field series - an awesome collection of well-written books for curious kids. Eruption! is reviewed over at proseandkahn.

Alex posted a review of Brick by Brick over at Randomly Reading.

Janet reviews Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop over at All About the Books.

Looking for some hard, cold cash? Check out Anastasia's review of Follow Your Money at Booktalking.


  1. I've heard good things about this title and look forward to checking it out! It looks like a good way to integrate some science with geography when talking about the different hemispheres.

  2. This sounds like a really cool book. We're always having discussions with kids about why I have such a big tongue and get hot quicker than they do. We'll have to check this one out! Thanks!

  3. This is a cool book! I used it with my second graders with much success. Great read aloud with fascinating information.

  4. Hi, Sue! Thanks for hosting this week. At NC Teacher Stuff, I am featuring a new alphabet truck book. You can't go wrong with trucks:

  5. A post for nonfiction Monday (if its not too late)

  6. I have a review of Deadly! for Nonfiction Monday

  7. I've got a post up for Bone By Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons here:

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. Hi and thanks for hosting this week. I have a review of Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith, Jr here

  9. Hi and thanks for hosting. I'm highlighting one of the latest entries in Scientists in the Field series.


  10. Just visiting today... thanks for all the great ideas!

  11. Thanks for hosting.
    My selection is "Bubbles float, bubbles pop" by Mark Weakland.

  12. Sue,

    Thanks for hosting today. I have Melissa Stewart's new No Monkeys, No Chocolate today at Wrapped in Foil

    Your book looks like a great introduction to warm-blooded and cold-blooded, which sometimes are hard concepts.

  13. Thanks for hosting today, Sue! At Booktalking I'm reading Follow Your Money: Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go?

  14. Thanks for hosting! At Sonderbooks, I'm reviewing a magnificently simple book about probability: That's a Possibility! A Book About What Might Happen, by Bruce Goldstone

  15. Thanks for hosting today, Sue! At True Tales & A CHerry On Top, I'm featuring the picture book biopgrahy, You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!