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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (Our Universe #1) (Hardcover)

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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (Our Universe #1) By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
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Earth, whose favorite thing to do is spin, finally gets to tell us her story. Fun and lovely illustrations accompany Earth's tale of what's been going on for the past 4.54 billions years! Fun nonfiction for 4+!

— Michelle


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.

About the Author

Stacy McAnulty is the author of many books for children, notably the nonfiction picture book series Our Universe, which includes titles, Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years, Mars! Earthlings Welcome, and Moon! Earth's Best Friend, among others. She's also the author of picture books Brains! Not Just a Zombie Snack, A Small Kindness, Beautiful, Brave, and Love, and she writes books for middle grade readers including The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl and Millionaires for the Month. Stacy lives in North Carolina with her family and as many dogs as she can sneak in the house.

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.

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250108081
ISBN-10: 125010808X
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Our Universe

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