My Five Senses.
Harper Trophy. This book is recommended for ages 4-8. It is a simple introduction to the concept of the 5 senses. There is also a Spanish version of this book.
Baker, Wendy. 2000.
Sound (Make It Work! Science)
. Two-Can Publishing. This book is good for more advanced readers who are reading above grade level. It is recommended for children 9-12. The easy to follow instructions encourage children to explore science with a hands-on approach.
Carle, Eric. 1997.
The Very Quiet Cricket.
Putnam Publishing Group. This book is recommended for preschool age children, and will be good for more struggling readers. My students have always loved to reread this story of how the cricket finds his "voice". The illustrations are also wonderful.
Chapman, Jane. 1999.
Very Noisy Night.
Penguin Putnam Books. This book is recommended for children ages 4-8. Children will love and relate how Little Mouse hears simple sounds such as the wind or an owl and imagines these wonderful things such as ghosts and burglars.
Charles, Veronica Matenova. 1997.
Hey What's That Sound?
Stoddart Kids. This book is recommended for children ages 4-8. It is a great book for a read aloud. Children will love making the sounds that are mentioned in the story.
Cole, Joanna & Degan, Bruce. 2001.
The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses.
Scholastic. This book is recommended for children ages 4-8, however the text is scattered throughout the page and may be difficult for struggling readers to follow. As with other books in this series Mrs. Frizzles' class has an exciting adventure while studying the 5 senses.
Cole, Joanna & Degan, Bruce. 1995.
The Magic School Bus: In the Haunted Museum.
Scholastic. From the same series as the last book, scattered text may be difficult for struggling readers, but concepts about sound are introduced through an exciting adventure.
Gallo, Frank. 2001.
Bird Calls (Play the Sounds Pull the Tabs)
. Innovative Kids. This is acute book recommended for children ages 4-8. Children will need to guess which animal is singing based on the clues and by listening to the sound.
Gallo, Frank. 2001.
Night Sounds (Play the Sounds Pull the Tabs).
Innovative Kids. This book goes great with
Also recommended for children ages 4-8. This times children read or listen to the riddle and hear the sound to guess what is making the sounds they hear at night.
Glover, David. 2002.
Sound and Light (Young Discoverers: Science Facts and
Experiments). Houghton Mifflin Co. This book is recommended for children ages 4- 8, however it is also a good resource for teachers. Students will learn through the simple explanations and hands-on activities.
Hurwitz, Sue & Watts, Franklin. 1995.
Hearing (The Library of the Five Senses and the
Sixth Sense). Franklin Watts Inc. This book is recommended for children ages 4-8. This book would be great as an extension to challenge advanced students. This allows students to learn about hearing the sounds they have just learned about throughout unit. This book gives a basic explanation of how your ear works and how you hear sounds.
Johnstone, Leslie. 2002.
Science Experiments with Sound and Music.
Sterling Publishing. This book is recommended for children ages 9-12. This can also serve as a good resource for students when producing their musical instruments for the culminating activity. Students can be careful paired with better readers or an adult can help.
Kim, Sunnie. 1999.
Catch a Wave: The Story of Sound and Light.
Science Kids. This book is recommended for children ages 9-12. This is an activity book on sound and light waves, which would be good as an extension to challenge advanced students.
Lawrence, Mary. 2002.
What's That Sound? (Science Solves It!).
Kane Press This book is recommended for children ages 4-8. This is another good book about a child with a wonderful imagination. Tim and his family are spending 2 weeks in a house and Tim thinks it is haunted because of the sounds he hears. He turns simple sounds in to some scary thoughts.
MacMillian, Bruce. 1994.
A Guessing Game for the Five Senses.
Scholastic. This book is recommended for children ages 4-8. This is a good book to tie in multiculturalism to science. This story is set on Caribbean Island of Culebra, and features some words and phrases in both English and Spanish. Two children explore the island's foods, plants, instruments, etc. using their five senses.
Mora, Pat. 2001.
Listen to the Desert / Oye Al Desierto.
Clarion Books. This book is recommended for children ages 4-8. This is another good multicultural book to use that is repeated in English and Spanish. This book teaches students about some of the animals and sounds commonly found in the Southwestern desert.
Pfeffer, Wendy. 1999.
Sounds All Around (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out-Science, Stage 1).
Bt Bound. This book is recommended for ages 4-8. In this story Pfeffer explains how various sounds are produced. She begins simply with finger snapping and builds up to vocal cords. Children will love the beautiful illustrations.
Showers, Paul. 1991.
The Listening Walk.
HarperCollins Children's Books. This book is recommended for Preschool, so this will be a good story for even the struggling readers. This book is about a child that takes a walk with her father and hears many different sounds.
VanCleave, Janice. 1991.
Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid: 101 Easy
Experiments in Motion, Heat, Light, Machines, & Sound. John Wiley & Sons. This book is recommended for children ages 9-12, this book can be used by students reading above grade level, or with help from an adult. The book has 101 experiments, which are fun, safe, easy, and well explained. Children can do these at home or in the classroom, a fun way to explore physics, covering a variety of topics.
http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/sound/index.htm This is a cute game, childrenneed to match the sound to the object. (7/1/03)