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Science books for second graders

From polar ice caps to sweltering deserts, these books will take your kids on a journey across the globe - and beyond!

By Hank Pellissier

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Waiting for Ice

Waiting for Ice
By Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks

A hungry orphan polar bear cub is desperate to find food. She can't hunt because global warming has delayed the formation of pack ice that she needs to reach her marine-mammal prey. Based on an actual episode documented by a scientist, with poetic text and expressive illustrations.

Hank Pellissier is a freelance writer on education and brain development, and the author of Brighter Brains: 225 Ways to Elevate or Injure Intelligence. He is also a SAT and SSAT tutor and director of the Brighter Brains Institute.