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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by David Litchfield

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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"Hi, I’m Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome."

Prepare to learn all about Earth from the point-of-view of Earth herself! In this funny yet informative book, filled to the brim with kid-friendly facts, readers will discover key moments in Earth’s life, from her childhood more than four billion years ago all the way up to present day. Beloved children's book author Stacy McAnulty helps Earth tell her story, and award-winning illustrator David Litchfield brings the words to life. The book includes back matter with even more interesting tidbits.

This title has Common Core connections.

Reviews

Praise for Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"McAnulty and Litchfield cast planet Earth as an exuberant celestial body with bright brown eyes and a broad smile, who couldn’t be happier to share its life story...Terrifically entertaining." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A humorous approach to planetary facts for the elementary grades." --School Library Journal

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About the author

Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by David Litchfield

Stacy McAnulty is the author of several picture books, including Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach, and Beautiful, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

David Litchfield is the author-illustrator of the award-winning The Bear and the Piano, as well as the illustrator of numerous picture books, including Miss Muffet, or What Came After by Marilyn Singer. He lives in Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom.

Stacy McAnulty

David Litchfield

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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