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The Nora Notebooks

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The Nora Notebooks

written by Claudia Mills, illustrated by Katie Kath

Science-obsessed fourth grader Nora has ants all figured out --- now she just has to try to understand her fellow humans!
 
The trouble with ants is . . .
. . . people think they’re boring.
. . . they are not cuddly.
. . . who would ever want them for a pet?
 
Nora Alpers is using her new notebook to record the behavior of ants. Why? Because they are fascinating! Unfortunately, no one agrees with her. Her mom is not happy about them being in the house, and when Nora brings her ant farm to school for show and tell, her classmates are not very impressed. They are more interested in cat videos, basketball practice, or trying to set a Guinness World Record (although Nora wouldn’t mind that).
 
Mostly they are distracted by the assignment their teacher Coach Joe has given them --- to write a persuasive speech and change people’s minds about something. Will Nora convince her friends that ants are as interesting as she thinks they are? Or will everyone still think of ants as nothing but trouble?
 
With real science facts, a classroom backdrop, an emphasis on friendship, and appealing black-and-white interior illustrations from artist Katie Kath, The Nora Notebooks is perfect for newly independent readers --- especially budding scientists like Nora! --- and adults who want to encourage awareness of STEM subjects in young readers.

The Nora Notebooks

Books in this series

written by Claudia Mills, illustrated by Katie Kath - Children's, Friendship, Humor

With real science facts, a classroom backdrop, an emphasis on friendship and appealing black-and-white interior illustrations from artist Katie Kath, The Nora Notebooks is perfect for newly independent readers --- especially budding scientists like Nora! --- and adults who want to encourage awareness of STEM subjects in young readers.

by Claudia Mills and Katie Kath - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Humor

Nora Alpers has just become a 10-year-old aunt. A new family member isn’t the only thing stressing Nora out. At school, Nora has to write journals in the voice of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail and prepare for the annual science fair. Science is normally Nora’s best subject --- until Nora ends up being paired with science-hating, cat-obsessed Emma! How will Nora ever learn to be a good aunt if she’s trying to survive the Oregon Trail and arguing against Emma’s unscientific science-fair ideas?