10 5/8" x 9 7/16"
Level: 5, Points: 0.5Scholastic Reading Counts
Level: 4.3, Points: 3Lexile
Level: 690LAwards & Honors
2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books, Commended, Middle Grades
SLJ’s Best Books of 2015, Nonfiction; Goodreads Choice Awards 2015, Picture Books
2015 Parents’ Choice Book Awards: Nonfiction, Gold
Booklist Best Picture Books of 2015
2016 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book
Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2015, Nonfiction
Booklist Lasting Connections, 2015
ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Middle Readers
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Older Readers
100 Notable Titles for Reading and Sharing 2015, Children’s Books
2016 CCBC Choices–Science, Technology, and the Natural World
2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Elementary / Middle Grade Nonfiction
2016 Golden Kite Award Honor, Nonfiction
2016 Cook Prize Winner
Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, History
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