I recently had the chance to review several books for young adults by author Ruth Kassinger as well as interview her!
It was a great opportunity! I highly recommend BOTH of these books! If you are looking for something for Christmas, birthday OR just to add to your homeschool, these are perfect!
Ruth Kassinger is the author of Build a Better Mousetrap
AND Reinventing the Wheel
, as well as several other great books!
Both of these books take history and science and put them together in what I feel is the perfect way to get kids interested in both subjects! My copies are dog-eared and I have only had them 2 months! I reviewed the books myself, then went back over my favorite sections so that we, as a homeschool could try out several of the experiments!
Our family favorites were "Hovercraft" in Build a Better Mousetrap
and "Thermometer" in Reinvent the Wheel
! We have only had them for a little while but they are definitely being added to our homeschool curriculum for next semester!
Ruth Kassinger is an author of both adult and young adult books. A busy wife and mother of 3 grown children, 2 who are teachers and 1 is a junior in college. She resides in Mary and and loves gardening as you can see in her latest book, Paradise Under Glass
. She is also owned by a West Highland Terrier, whose portrait graces her conservatory that was the cover of Paradise Under Glass
When I had a chance to sit down and chat with Ruth, I was able to ask her some great questions! Here is her interview:
First and Foremost in my mind was did she REALLY do all these experiments? There are 46 between the 2 books!
- I definitely tested all the experiments, and had my daughters, Anna and Austen who were 12 and 10 at the time, to test them, too!