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Book List: Water, from snowflakes to African ponds
September 1, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: 416style There is an excellent article, “The Importance of Water to Human Life and to the Operation of the Human Body” where you learn that next to air, water is the most important element for life to survive.  Water is essential to the functioning of every cell in your body: 2/3 of your […]

Book List: Warfare and Soldiers
July 1, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS is currently hosting three special exhibitions, two of which are Genghis Khan and Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor, so the topic for this month’s booklist is soldiers and warfare. Jean Fritz, author of Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold, has written numerous books about American history and explains her work: “My approach is that […]

Gems and Minerals
June 5, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is currently hosting a special exhibition, The Nature of Diamonds, so this month our booklist features Gems and minerals. According to www.rocksforkids.com a mineral is the same all the way through, and  there are about 3000 known minerals on earth.  A rock, on the other hand, is made from two […]

May Book List: Hispanic Culture
May 5, 2009 · 1 Comment

One of the best ways for children to learn about different cultures is through literature.  When children read about other cultures, their respect for that culture grows as their knowledge of it increases.  And, when children see themselves in books it enhances their self-esteem and helps them develop pride in their culture.  In addition to […]



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