You Are Stardust - ebook

You Are Stardust begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human bodies to the growth of forests. Award-winning author Elin Kelsey — along with a number of concerned parents and educators around the world — believes children are losing touch with nature. This innovative picture book aims to reintroduce children to their innate relationship with the world around them by sharing many of the surprising ways that we are all connected to the natural world. 

Grounded in current science, this extraordinary picture book provides opportunities for children to use their imaginations and wonder about some big ideas. Soyeon Kim’s incredible diorama art enhances the poetic text, and her creative process is explored in full on the reverse side of the book’s jacket, which features comments from the artist. Young readers will want to pore over each page of this book, exploring the detailed artwork and pondering the message of the text, excited to find out just how connected to the Earth they really are.
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This is a book that reveals both the relationships and parallels between humans and the planet they live on, something children think about a lot...and it does so in a clear and compelling way...Don't miss this one, which begs to be shared intimately with children. Gather together, be still, and learn how we are stardust. - Kirkus Book Blog Network

Ontario Library Association, Blue Spruce Award, 2013

A Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012 Selection, 2012

YABC Choice Awards, Non-fiction Picture Book Category, 2012

Brain Pickings 13 Best Childrens, Illustrated & Picture Books of 2013, 2013

Brain Pickings 13 Best Science & Technology Books of 2013, 2013

Childrenʼs Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award, 2013

Parents' Choice Foundation Award, 2013

Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book for Kids and Teens, 2013

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Publication date

September 15, 2012


Understanding Informational Text; Comprehension;

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Interest age

From 4 to