Something Stinks! – NSTA Award Winning Book, by Gail Hedrick


award-winning book by Gail Hedrick

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Gail Hedrick, Author of Something Stinks, at a Book Signing

Gail Hedrick, author of “Something Stinks”, with an enlarged copy of the book’s cover, at a recent book signing.

Something Stinks Title

- a book by Gail Hedrick    

Dead fish are washing ashore on the Higdon River, and seventh grader Emily Sanders decides to find out why. Mocked by fellow students and abandoned by her best friend, Emily investigates farms, a golf course, and local factories. Gradually she persuades friends to help her test the waters. Their investigations lead them into trouble with the law and confrontation with the town’s most powerful citizen.  Can a handful of determined seventh graders find out the true source of the stink in the Higdon River?

In this book, your child can learn about environmental science, underwater ecology, water pollution, chemistry, and more science & engineering principles!


* Read a review about Something Stinks! from STEM Friday:

* Read a recent blog (Using Fiction to Excite Middle Grades Kids about Science) by Gail Hedrick about the story behind the story, Something Stinks! 


Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Tumblehome Learning; 1st edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9850008-9-9
  • Product Dimensions:  8.2 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches (approx)
  • Shipping Weight: 9.5 ounces (approx)


NSTA award logo copyAWARD WINNING SCIENCE CONTENT: The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Committee) has selected “Something Stinks” as an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 for 2014 list, a cooperative project of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council.

Click Here to Read a Book Review by Top of the Heap Reviews, for Something Stinks! 

Gail Hedrick, Author of Something Stinks!

Gail Hedrick, Educator and Author of “Something Stinks!”, teaching a class to Virginia public school students, with incredible enthusiasm.  Gail takes her knowledge of how children respond to teaching and applies it to her writing, making her books both educational and fun!

Chapter 1 Summer No More  - Page 1
Chapter 2 Too Much Racquet  - Page 8
Chapter 3 Doors, Doors, and More Doors  - Page 16
Chapter 4 Now What?  - Page 21
Chapter 5 Never Raise Your Hand  - Page 27
Chapter 6 Stinkin’ Fun: No Fish Allowed  - Page 32
Chapter 7 What’s the Real Story?  - Page 41
Chapter 8 Nobody’s Fault  - Page 49
Chapter 9 Football for Fish  - Page 61
Chapter 10 Learn More, Know Less  - Page 70
Chapter 11 Back it Up  - Page 76
Chapter 12 Putting Around  - Page 82
Chapter 13 Chill Is In the Air  - Page 89
Chapter 14 A Picture is Worth…?  - Page 95
Chapter 15 A Rude Awakening  - Page 103
Chapter 16 The Hunt Begins  - Page 113
Chapter 17 Sink or Swim  - Page 118
Chapter 18 Nowhere to Hide  - Page 127
Chapter 19 Facts Don’t Lie  - Page 135
Chapter 20 Something’s Fishy  - Page 140
Chapter 21 Ready? Not  - Page 149
Chapter 22 Hook, Line, and Sinker  - Page 160