Nick Winnick (author); BUILD GREEN; AV2 by Weigl (Children's Nonfiction) $28.55 ISBN: 9781616900885
Byline: Gabriela Worrel
AV2 Books harnesses the Internet to maximize learning in Build Green, one of five books in the Being Green educational series. Build Green is written at a fifth-grade reading level, and will hold the interest of fourth through sixth graders. The hardback book is merely the introduction to green building basics and associated science concepts. Each section in the book, while only boasting two pages discussing topics such as reducing water in buildings, green standards in building green, and even careers in green building, is like a door into a small library of information about the subject matter. The book's introduction directs students to the AV2 website, where children not only study the book page by page online, but can also choose to have the text read out loud, watch videos that expound on concepts, complete follow-up assignments after studying each section, take a quiz, look up key words, and find links to additional resources.
This book and its online counterpart will appeal to a variety of learners, from home-schooled children to those learning in a traditional classroom. While the book appears thin and unassuming, the information inside is substantial, and the online format keeps kids engaged. One of the best aspects of the...