Van Lente (w) Fowler (a)
I cannot emphasize enough the admiration I have for this book. They have taken science and made it into an adventure that can be read and understood for all ages. This is a great way to digest some good science AND they have engineering projects! Like building a go-kart. Amazing ideas and amazing work.
Look at the clip to your left, it's full of god science. It shows you how much energy is in one peanut and then gives that every relevance to the real world. My hat is off to them.
Also, if you look below, there is a clip of a 2-page spread on all the difference types of energy that culminated to make the peanut to give a wholistic energy picture of how it all transforms.
As a bonus, there are instructions on how to make a go-kart! great stuff. I highly recommend this book!