The Shocking Truth About Energy by Loreen Leedy

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This high-voltage introduction to energy combines physical science and environmental science with fun. Comical characters explain the basics, including the many forms energy can take. Readers can learn how energy changes from one from to another so that the Sun's energy can end up in a lunch box and eventually in people's muscles. Easy-to-follow diagrams show different ways energy can be harnessed. For a green look at the topic, the pros and cons of each form of energy are outline, and tips on how to use energy sensibly are included. 
 

About Loreen Leedy

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Loreen Leedy has written and illustrated more than thirty books for children, including Look at My Book and The Great Graph Contest, which School Library Journal praised as "exciting and energetic" in a starred review. She lives in central Florida.
 
Published July 1, 2011 by Holiday House (P). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A spread is devoted to each of the many types of energy, how they are harnessed, their uses and their pros and cons: Fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind, water, geothermal and plant-based energy are all discussed.

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This lively picture book stars Erg, a lightning bolt of “pure energy.” Erg shares how energy gets transferred into different forms (the fuel a boy gains from eating a hot dog, the coal that makes electricity), describes the effects of global warming, and weighs the pros and cons of solar, win...

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