I love the DK books so I was glad to see this title available and it delivered The information and the writing style fit the purpose of providing stand alone reading to newer readers while also being entertaining enough for me to read aloud to the family It is nice for my children to see the important contributions made by women, especially against sometimes long odds. This is a fabulous book that offers an overview of many female scientists It starts with ancient scientists around 2700 BCE and goes through the 20th century It tells about women in science in four chapters Explorers of Science, Engineers and Inventors, Computer Scientists, and Super Scientists Each chapter has photographs, illustrations, and information about important women who have blazed a trail in scientific fields The end of the book shows Nobel Prize winners, has an infographic about careers in science and a 12 question quiz covering material from the book There is also a short glossary and index It s a Level 3 book for those who can read on their own and recommended for ages 7 to 9 I think younger readers would enjoy it too, they just may need help with some of the names and challenging words It s a great book for a classroom library. Read about the women who changed the landscape of science from pioneers of the ancient world to super scientists like Marie Curie to unlikely geniuses, such as Hedy Lamarr, and much Women in Science includes scientific pioneers who came up with incredible ideas that changed the world women who work in the fast paced world of technology amazing engineers who build incredible structures and mathematical geniuses Perfect fortoyear olds starting to read alone, Leveltitles include in depth information presented through complex sentence structure with increasing amount of text to expand the reader s general knowledge and confidence in reading Additional information spreads are full of extra facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as fliers, instructions, and record breaker statistics I know this is meant for kids, but I always like to read these before showing it to them, and I genuinely learned a lot from this one Yes, the language is fairly basic, and information is very concise, if a little bit limiting, but for not many pages few words it is, it s incredibly inspiring and packed with cool facts, names, and essential contributions of women in science Not only this, but it was very inclusive in the racial makeup of the contributors, citing women of many backgrounds and national origins One little thing I might ve added, in the spirit of diversity, is the fact that some of these women happened to be queer If you re going to be inclusive, maybe go all the way Other than that, this was an excellent book The pictures made the reading very easy, and attached names to faces, and made them feel relatable I particularly loved the inspirational message in the end YES Note please read this to boys also It is just as important for them to know that women contribute to society as our young girls. I saw DK, but didn t really pay attention to reader I expect all DK books to be oversized hardcover books with lots of info stuffed into every two page spread This is a short 60 page reader with some two page spreads and then some page long introductions to female scientists.The sentences are pretty simple and easy to read I like how there are really interesting pages with cool facts all over the place, but there are also pages with just reading It s got variety than a lot of readers, but still has some reading.I like it and my kids do too I think there s a lot value in a big DK book as far as information and length per dollar, but this is a good reader I do suggest it. I ordered this book for my granddaughter She is 7 and very curious about how things work She loves science, but doesn t like that they don t really teach it in her 2nd grade class I ve added science as part of our homeschooling program, which I teach in addition to what she learns in public school.This book is timely when it seems that women are so devalued in today s society This book shows my granddaughter that women have, can and will do great things This book talks about famous women like Mary Anning, Jane Cooke Wright, Leslie Hunter, Katherine Johnson, Mae Jemison and Chien Shuing Wu.The books also explains various types of careers in science It has a quiz, index and glossary in the back of the book. I love the idea behind this book, introducing young readers to women who have been influential and instrumental in many scientific and technological advances in our society Women have done and can do amazing things I think this book is a little on the dry side and doesn t exactly seem directed towards young, new readers The blurbs about each woman are short so there s that but they read like they have come out of an encyclopedia and I feel young readers will have difficulties connecting these women s amazing accomplishments to real life This little book is definitely informative and highlights a variety of women, I just wish the book either went a little in depth or detailed about the individual accomplishments. I got this for my daughter and I love how this book is exclusively about women in the field of science It shows that women of all backgrounds have contributed to multiple fields It s also well written, has color photos and a quiz at the end to reinforce comprehension The answers are provided on a separate page so the kids can self check It s perfect for kids who are beginning to independently read and I think it encourages and reinforces the notion that women can go into any career path they choose.For the price, you really can t do better. The Dk Readers L3 Women in Science is a decent introduction book featuring many great female names in the scientific field This book I feel is best suited as a guide since it provides only a small amount of information about each lady and the scientific advance they are known for.The book isn t too big and could be read in one sitting or one could break it up into multiple sessions of reading My nine year old daughter had no issues reading this on her own and decided to read it all at once I do intend on having her go back to the book and pick out a lady that we can do a further study on There is a Quiz section in the back of the book which asks 12 questions in which the answers can be located in the book An example question is Who is known as the mother of the Internet The answer can be located in Chapter 3 of the book There is an answer key following the Quiz section to check whether the questions were answered correctly or not.The book isn t boring in the least There are plenty of photographs and paintings of the Women of Science The Careers of Science pages in the back of the book give readers a little bit of information of just how many fields there are in case they are interested in pursuing information Who knows, perhaps a child will be so inspired that they may be part of the next big breakthrough in our world.Contents include Scientist of ancient timesChapter 1 Explorers of scienceHeroes of Health CareChapter 2 Engineers and inventorsReach for the StarsChapter 3 Computer ScientistNatural scientistsChapter 4 Super ScientistNobel Prize winnersCareers in ScienceQuizGlossaryIndexWomen mentioned within these pages are Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Marie Curie, and many.Overall, this is a nice reader for the intended age group and reading level I loved introducing all these great women to my children in a bite a size offering I ll certainly be looking for other similar readers from DK that can be used in our Homeschooling. This book contains just over 20 short articles about women scientists in different fields such as engineering, computer science, and chemistry Plus several 2 page spreads that highlight women scientists in space science, natural sciences, and medicine It begins with an article on the earliest evidence of women s achievements in science and concludes with small profiles of Nobel Prize winners.There s enough information to spark interest in further reading and research and the author also shows how women made discoveries that were actually credited to men I like that it shows women of color mixed in and not given a separate article so that it addresses a wide variety of scientific research.I didn t find a Lexile level for this book, but DK says it s for students in grades 2 4 who are beginning to read alone The word choice and sentence structure is appropriate for those grades, but students will need help with names and some of the science vocabulary.