Earth! My First 4.54 Billion YearsOur Universe (Volume 1)
Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by David Litchfield
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
A lighthearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the Earth--told from the perspective of the Earth itself!
"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.
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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