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Acknowledgments We would like to thank the following people for their contributions to this
book: Peggy Ashbrook, whose The Early Years column and liaison work
with the National Association for the Education of Young Children
assists National Science Teachers Association members.

Vicki Cobb and all the other authors who share their muses with us.

Alicia Conerly and Kristin Poindexter for reviews, photos, and
inspiration. Suzanne Flynn, coordinator of NSTA Recommends, for great trade
book suggestions.

Linda Froschauer, who has guided NSTA’s Science and Children to
include rich resources for early childhood teachers.

Carrie Launius, who helped NSTA redefine STEM literature.

Page Keeley, whose expertise on formative assessment is known
across the United States.

Christine Royce, who is a true guide in the choosing and using of
trade books.

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