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Libby Loves Science

Written by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes & illustrated by Joelle Murray
Published by Greenwillow Books
4.25 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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Libby and her friends volunteer to run the science booth at their school fair and have some great ideas, but Libby does not always follow directions precisely. Includes a worksheet for each experiment mentioned.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.25 / 7.0

It’s a story and an activity book in one! I love that instructions for each of the experiments is included in the book itself so young scientists can follow along. Clearly aimed at getting girls excited about science, I did think this book relied a little too heavily on gender stereotypes (science doesn’t have to include glitter to make it accessible to girls, eye roll), but I do think it’s a great goal.

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Who Wrote Libby Loves Science

Kimberly Derting

Kimberly Derting is the author of the Body Finder series, the Pledge trilogy, and the Taking series. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find things they say buried in the pages of their mother’s books. You can visit her online at

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Shelli R. Johannes

Shelli R. Johannes never warmed up to creepy crawly bugs, but she always loved zoology and biology. In fact, she can often be found on highways and country roads saving strays and other jaywalking critters, or volunteering with animal conservations groups like The Atlanta Zoo, The Dolphin Project, and animal rescue centers. Unfortunately, she learned early on that chemistry (a.k.a. cooking) was not her favorite science, often resulting in odd reactions and minor explosions. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two kids, one bird, one fish, and two crazy-haired Doodles who, just like Einstein, all who seem to love fruit and dessert, but loathe veggies.

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Publication Date:
June 2, 2020

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