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Kids Fiction 332
the joy of science
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
LIBBY LOVES SCIENCE is a cute picture book that brings a love of science to all the fun of ice cream and other experiments. Science is made really tangible through Libby, who talks about the need to measure ingredients precisely and test your hypotheses. Scientists do make the best bakers afterall! Libby loves science so much that she volunteers to help design her class's booth about science at the fair, and the prize for the winning booth is an ice cream party.

What I loved: I adore books that feature girls excelling in STEM, and this was an excellent example. Libby is such a fun character, and her love of science shines through every page. I also love the diversity of characters here, which is so important in books. The illustrations were all full of color and fun details that make this a delight to look through.

The book is pretty wordy, although the story itself is great. This would be better for older picture book readers (elementary school aged children) who can appreciate the story without minding the length.

Final verdict: Bringing the love of STEM to children, LIBBY LOVES SCIENCE is a pleasure to read and share with elementary school-aged readers. Recommend for children who may be exploring the sciences and those who don't yet see the appeal.
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