Explores the fascinating world of drones. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, and a “How It Works” feature, the book provides an inspiring look at this exciting technology.
NSTA, February 28, 2017
All About Drones
All About Drones by Tracy Abell, is a recommendable slim, 32 page, sturdy hardcover that could easily be integrated into the grade three to six curriculum as science or STEM content nonfiction reading. It contains leveled reading, simple textual facts in caption form beside pictures that would allow it to be easily accessed by ELL or SpEd populations as well as additional fact areas for students in need of more enrichment information. The overall text is accurate, interesting and on grade level. The pictures are mindful of diversity. Very few books exist on this topic for the elementary or middle school curriculum yet drones are being integrated into curriculum everywhere. Additionally, it contains guided reading questions, a glossary, and working links to further information, as well as links to worksheets and lesson plans. Although it is priced at$28.50, which is a bit high for a small volume, I do recommend it and stress that the binding is the long lasting library type. This book would be easy to base a unit off of. No matter how the technology evolves the core operating mechanisms and rules of flight will still remain relatively similar and make this book a good investment. — Brandy Whitney
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