Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature


Written By: Mara Rockliff
Illustrated By: Iacopo Bruno

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France


Summary: Discover how Benjamin Franklin’s scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer’s mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history.

Rating: 4 ****

A truly interesting story about an incident that showcases Benjamin Franklin’s keen sense and process of the scientific method. Rockliff writes in a tongue and cheek fashion, making fun of the story as she writes.

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By: Jason Chin



Simple text presents the concept of gravity to young readers.

Rating: 3 ***

Inspired by the movie this book explains to the youngest of children this scientific phenomenon. An appendix in the back explains the concept for older children using outer space for examples.

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