Thursday, November 05, 2009

Using Energy

Hewitt, Sally. Using Energy. Crabtree Publishing: 2009. ISBN: 9780778740694.

Using Energy is a nonfiction book that teaches the reader about different types of energy, how it is used, and why it should be conserved. It gives suggestions on how kids can save energy and take care of the planet. The illustrations in this book are mostly photographs that help readeres to better understand the text. For example, an energy efficient school is mentioned with a picture of the school. In the back of the book, there is a glossary, list of websites that help the reader learn more about topics in the book, and an index. This was a very interesting book. It taught me a lot about energy. I found pages 16 and 17 particularly intriguing. I didn't know that phone chargers used energy when they were plugged in and not charging. The "Action!" and "Challenge!" sections on almost every page had good ideas on what kids can do.

J.C., 7th Grade, Eastwood Middle School

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