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Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!



by
Ammi-Joan Paquette ,Laurie Ann Thompson
illustrated by
Lisa K. Weber

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Walden Pond
ISBN
9780062418791

Awards and Honors
MSL Cream of the Crop - 2018
2017 CYBILS Award Winner, Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Informational Books for Older Readers
Booklist Top of the List Editor’s Choice, Nonfiction Older Readers
Booklilst Lasting Connections 2017, Science
Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2017: Children’s Books
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2017 Blue Ribbons, Nonfiction
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This nonfiction book presents some of the most crazy-but-true facts about the living world, as well as a handful of stories that aren’t true—and challenges kids to discover which are which! Research guide. Answer guide. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color maps, illustrations, and photographs.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

176

Trim Size

9" x 7"

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1010L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

6

JLG Release

Sep 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Science. Research. Sources. Plants. Animals. Humans.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

The authors have essentially created a kid’s version of the popular NPR program Wait Wait. . . . Don’t Tell Me (in which adults compete to determine which news story is false); however, in this case, the emphasis is on science rather than current events. There are nine chapters in total, each devoted to quirky stories related to a different topic (e.g., plants, animals, humans). Each chapter contains three tales: two true and one false. Readers are instructed to use their research skills in order to differentiate between fact and fiction, and to that end a “Research Guide” is included, offering tips such as how to evaluate Internet sources for authority, accuracy, and reliability. An “Answer Guide” explains which of the three stories in each chapter is false and why, and an extensive bibliography cites sources. Kid-friendly text and colorful sidebars and images combine to create an overall attention-grabbing effect. VERDICT Providing a framework from which to develop the tools necessary to think critically about information, this title is a fun and potentially useful curricular tool for teachers and librarians, as well as an entertaining read for tween science fans.—Ragan O’Malley, Saint Ann’s School, Brooklyn, NY

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

The authors have essentially created a kid’s version of the popular NPR program Wait Wait. . . . Don’t Tell Me (in which adults compete to determine which news story is false); however, in this case, the emphasis is on science rather than current events. There are nine chapters in total, each devoted to quirky stories related to a different topic (e.g., plants, animals, humans). Each chapter contains three tales: two true and one false. Readers are instructed to use their research skills in order to differentiate between fact and fiction, and to that end a “Research Guide” is included, offering tips such as how to evaluate Internet sources for authority, accuracy, and reliability. An “Answer Guide” explains which of the three stories in each chapter is false and why, and an extensive bibliography cites sources. Kid-friendly text and colorful sidebars and images combine to create an overall attention-grabbing effect. VERDICT Providing a framework from which to develop the tools necessary to think critically about information, this title is a fun and potentially useful curricular tool for teachers and librarians, as well as an entertaining read for tween science fans.—Ragan O’Malley, Saint Ann’s School, Brooklyn, NY

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