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The Magnificent Makers #4: The Great Germ Hunt
The fourth book in this STEM-based makerspace chapter book series for fans of the Magic School Bus!
BOOM! SNAP! WHIZ! ZAP! The Magnificent Makers series is filled with science, adventure, and characters that readers will love! This book includes two science activities kids can do at home! These quick educational activities (30 minutes or less) use items you probably already have on hand!
In class, Violet and Pablo have been learning about the icky world of germs! Violet has been out sick, and is excited she’s feeling better… achoo! Well, she’s mostly feeling better. She and Pablo are paired up with another classmate, Aria, who is a bit nervous that Violet keeps sneezing.
When another riddle appears to transport them back to the Maker Maze–a magical makerspace–to learn all about bacteria, viruses, and fungi, Violet and Pablo find out why Aria is so nervous. Aria’s body has more trouble fighting off illnesses than their bodies do. Together they learn all about good and bad germs, and why staying home until you’re 100% recovered is really important.
US/Canada: Penguin Random House US
Audio: Listening Library
THEANNE GRIFFITH is a neuroscientist and the author of the STEM-themed chapter book series The Magnificent Makers and co-author with Andrea Beaty of the Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files series, a full-color nonfiction early reader series based on the new Ada Twist, Scientist Netflix show. Since she was a little girl, she’s loved both storytelling and science. Her books blend these two passions, taking young readers on out of this world adventures they’ll never forget. Theanne received her BA in neuroscience and Spanish from Smith College, and earned her doctorate in neuroscience from Northwestern University. She is currently as Assistant Professor at the University of California Davis.
Visit theannegriffith.com to find out more and follow her at @doctheagrif.
Theanne has been featured on NPR and TODAY Parents.