BOOKS BY DR. FRED
Dr. Fred has written books on many different topics and for different age levels. This page lists the books by age range, youngest first, in the reverse order in which they were published. For a description of a particular title, click on the title or the cover image of the book. Many of those descriptions include links to sample chapters or updates on scientific developments since the book appeared.
[Elementary Grades][Upper Elementary Grades] [Middle Grades]
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Dr. Fred's featured book is
Dr. Fred's Weather Watch: Create and Run Your Own Weather Station,
revised and updated in 2014, from StarWalk Kids Media.
Featured New Series:
EXPLORING THE SUBATOMIC WORLD
*B. H. Fields is a pseudonym. For more about Fields, send email to Fred Bortz
by Fred Bortz and B. H. Fields* (Cavendish Square Publishing, 2016, ages 10-up)
This set captures the excitement of the latest developments in subatomic physics,
including books about the recently confirmed Higgs Boson
and the Large Hadron Collider where it was discovered.
BOOKS FOR ELEMENTARY GRADES
Dr. Fred has a poem written under an invented name in I Invited a Dragon for Dinner and Other Poems To Make You Laugh Out LoudClick here to buy the book and have fun guessing which one is his.
BOOKS FOR UPPER ELEMENTARY GRADES
DR. FRED'S WEATHER WATCH: CREATE AND RUN YOUR OWN WEATHER STATION by Fred Bortz, Ph.D., and J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D. (McGraw-Hill paperback, 2000, Starwalk Kids Media paperback and ebook, 2014, ages 9-up).
BOOKS FOR MIDDLE GRADES
MELTDOWN! The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future (Twenty-First Century Books, 2012)
Seven Wonders of SPACE TECHNOLOGY (Twenty-First Century Books, "Seven Wonders" series, library binding, 2011)
Seven Wonders of EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY (Twenty-First Century Books, "Seven Wonders" series, library binding, 2010)
ASTROBIOLOGY (Lerner, "Cool Science" series, library binding, 2007, paperback, 2008)
COLLISION COURSE: COSMIC IMPACTS AND LIFE ON EARTH by Fred Bortz (Millbrook Press library binding, 2001, StarWalk Kids Media, revised and updated ebook, 2014, ages 10-up) Named a Top-ten Sci-Tech Book for Youth by ALA Booklist.
MARTIAN FOSSILS ON EARTH? THE STORY OF METEORITE ALH84001 by Fred Bortz (Millbrook Press, 1997, ages 10-up, 72 pages, full color, reinforced library binding, StarWalk Kids Media, revised and updated ebook, 2014)
BOOKS FOR MIDDLE GRADES AND YOUNG ADULT
NEW FOR 2014
The eight-volume Revolutionary Discoveries of Scientific Pioneers series from Rosen Publishing Group, to be published in 2014, including the following scientists:
Beyond Jupiter: The Story of Heidi Hammel from the Joseph Henry Press (paperback, 2006) and Scholastic Library Publishing (library binding, 2005).
The eight-volume series Exploring the Subatomic World from Cavendish Square Publishing, published in 2015 with a 2016 copyright date, including
CATASTROPHE! GREAT ENGINEERING FAILURE -- AND SUCCESS by Fred Bortz (W. H. Freeman, Scientific American Books for Young Readers, 1995, 80 pages, paperback and hardcover) A "Selector's Choice" on the National Science Teachers Association - Children's Book Council List of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children.
BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
TECHNO-MATTER: THE MATERIALS BEHIND THE MARVELS by Fred Bortz (Twenty-first Century Books, Millbrook Press, 2001, ages 11-up) Full color, reinforced library binding.
Winner of the American Institute of Physics annual award for Children's Science Writing in the area of physics or astronomy, named best grade 7-12 science book of 2001 by the Society of School Librarians International, selected by the New York Public Library for its annual Books for the Teen Age, and selected for Los Angeles' 100 Best Books: 2001 by the LA Unified School District and the International Reading Association.
TO THE YOUNG SCIENTIST: REFLECTIONS ON DOING AND LIVING SCIENCE by Fred Bortz (Franklin Watts, 1997, ages 12-up, 128 pp., Reinforced library binding)
MIND TOOLS: THE SCIENCE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE by Fred Bortz (Franklin Watts, 1992, ages 12-up, 128 pages, reinforced library binding)
SUPERSTUFF! MATERIALS THAT HAVE CHANGED OUR LIVES by Fred Bortz (Franklin Watts, 1990, ages 12-up, 144 pages, reinforced library binding)
BOOKS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND UP
Physics: Decade by Decade (Facts On File, Twentieth Century Science set, 2007)
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