Reviewed for Third Grade, 2009

Pop-Up House of Inventions

If you've got a third grader, you know that questions are popping up constantly! This clever and comprehensive pop-up book takes you inside the rooms of an ordinary house for some extraordinary discoveries about everyday objects. Did you know that scissors date from the Bronze Age, chess was played in Ancient India as a game to teach military strategy, and the first alphabet was developed by the Phoenicians 3,000 years ago? This engaging pop-up book is full of hidden surprises!(Candlewick, $17.99)