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110 Works 943 Members 13 Reviews

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Ben Hubbard is an author of nonfiction for children and adults and has over 60 titles to his name. His books on many different subjects include science, technology, and "how things work" encyclopedias.

Includes the name: Hubbard, Ben.

Series

Works by Ben Hubbard

Flashpoints in History (2016) 18 copies
What Was the Donner Party? (2023) 15 copies
Top 10 Biggest (2010) 14 copies
Top 10 Smallest (2010) 9 copies
Top 10 Longest (2010) 7 copies
GIFT (2020) 3 copies
First Man on the Moon (2019) 2 copies
What Is Money? (2020) 2 copies
Veilig online (2017) 1 copy
Programmeren (2017) 1 copy
Zo werkt mijn computer (2017) 1 copy

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It was a very informative book! It was very interesting to follow history and how different kinds of poisons were use by humanity, whether it was plants, chemicals or something else. It was also informative about different big events involving poisons.
 
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swedishreader | Feb 1, 2024 |
First sentence: In late October 1846, one last push was all that was needed. One last push for the men, women, and children to reach the mountain summit--its highest peak--and cross to the other side.

Premise/plot: This is a nonfiction chapter book about the Donner Party. The book summarizes this tragic historical event well. At least relatively well considering the audience. Briefly, for those not in the know, it is a wagon train adventure gone horribly wrong.

My thoughts: Why. Why does this book exist. I have read a couple of books about the Donner Party. One was middle grade. One was young adult. One was adult. I don't know why elementary students would need such a gruesome book. Not that I'm judgy. Perhaps the gruesomeness of it makes it appealing?

What you see is exactly what you get. It is a solid enough narrative that describes the events--what led to the tragedy, the tragedy itself, and the aftermath of the tragedy.
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blbooks | Dec 18, 2023 |
Each chapter focuses on a different century and the most common poisons used at that time. Interspersed with fact sheets about specific poisons, most of the book is made up of short summations of various famous poisonings. The book itself is beautiful and high quality. The binding is threaded not glued and that lets the pages lay flat for easy reading. The paper is thick and glossy. I love the bright neon green endpapers!
 
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LynnMPK | Jul 24, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Awards and Honors: n.a
 
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Federico_Romero | May 2, 2023 |

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Works
110
Members
943
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Rating
4.1
Reviews
13
ISBNs
273
Languages
6

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