We want your feedback!
Click here
cover image of How Come?

How Come?

Every Kid's Science Questions Explained

by Kathy Wollard Author · Debra Solomon Illustrator


Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

Fact-filled, fun-filled, as interesting to parents as it is to kids, the How Come? series is the trusted source for lively, clear answers to kids' science queries. Now the best questions and answers from all three books—How Come?; How Come? Planet Earth; and How Come? In the Neighborhood—have been revised, updated, freshly illustrated in full color, supplemented with twenty completely new questions, and combined into one bigger, better volume.
How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids' curiosity—and stump parents.
When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier?
How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)?
If the Earth is spinning, why can't we feel it? Why don't we fly off?
Why do elephants have trunks?
And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.)
The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It's for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn't know.

Publication Details

Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date:


  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe PDF eBook 47.3 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 32.1 MB

Kathy Wollard (Author)

Kathy Wollard is a science journalist and the author of the bestselling How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained. Her work has appeared in Newsday, Scholastic, Popular Science, and Family Fun magazines. She lives in rural Ohio.

More about Kathy Wollard
How Come?
Copy and paste the code into your website.