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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Our Universe

Stacy McAnulty’s fact and fun-filled Our Universe picture book series invites children to explore our solar system from the points-of-view of the celestial bodies that hang out among the stars. These charming and humorous “autobiographies” are beautifully illustrated by such artists as Steve Lewis and David Litchfield.

“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 on Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years)

  • Dude, I Am Ocean
    • Dude, I Am Ocean

    • Our Universe (Volume 4)
      Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by David Litchfield
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Dude, I Am Ocean is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean?told from the perspective...

      • Available in:

      • Audio Book
  • Moon! Earth's Best Friend
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    • Moon! Earth's Best Friend

    • Our Universe (Volume 3)
      Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by Stevie Lewis
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon! Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon—told from the perspective...

      • Available in:

      • Audio Book
      • eBook
  • Sun! One in a Billion
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    • Sun! One in a Billion

    • Our Universe (Volume 2)
      Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by Stevie Lewis
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • From the author of Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years comes a new picture book about space—
      this time starring our Sun!

      Meet Sun: He's a star! And not...

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years
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    • Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

    • Our Universe (Volume 1)
      Stacy McAnulty; illustrated by David Litchfield
      Holt Books for Young Readers

    • A hilarious yet fact-filled picture book about the formation and history of the Earth—uniquely told from the perspective of Earth herself!

      • Available in:

      • eBook

Stacy McAnulty

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

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.

Stevie Lewis

Stevie Lewis has been living on the road, furthering her passion for climbing, art, and the outdoors. Striving to live simply and tread lightly on the earth, she gathers inspiration from a variety of places, be it climbing in the high desert in central Oregon, hiking in the wilderness of Alaska, or sharing laughs with fellow travelers around a campfire. After working for four years in animation, she now illustrates children's books and creates art based on her travels.

Stevie's books include A Week without Tuesday, Finding Serendipity, and Lost in the Library.

Stevie Lewis