Friday, April 20, 2018

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty -- ESSENTIAL

McAnulty, Stacy Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years, illustrated by David Litchfield. NONFICTION. PICTURE BOOK. Henry Holt and Company (Macmillan), 2017. $18.00. 9781250108081

Written as an autobiography of Earth, this tells the story of the planet's history up until now in an entertaining and informative way. An afterword provides more details.

What an amusing and memorable way to explain the planet! Earth! would make for a fun read-aloud, especially as an opener in a science lesson. It could also work well to then have kids make "autobiographies" of their own for different planets, or even for plants, animals, or other subjects. The highly attractive illustrations complement the text perfectly, helping to get the point across for visual learners and to make it delightful for all.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ESSENTIAL. Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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