World Atlas Description:
Divided by geographical region, the Barefoot Books World Atlas looks at the way in which communities and cultures around the world have been shaped by their natural environment, and at the ideas and initiatives which are shaping their future. An atlas for the twenty-first century, it shows how all parts of the planet are interconnected and looks at the challenges which face us all in creating a sustainable future.
Maps of regions and oceans bring faraway places to life, with illustrated geographic and architectural features, people, plants and wildlife, from oil fields to Buddhist monks to the Amazon rainforest. Also features a pull-out map, fold-out booklets and panels.
52 PAGES for ALL AGES
Solar System Hardcover Book Description:
Shoot for the moon and beyond with this stunning glow-in-the-dark guide to our solar system! Space-loving kids aged 8-12 will expand their astronomy, physics and chemistry knowledge with each fully-illustrated, detailed page about planets, stars, telescopes, space travel and more. Like the celebrated Barefoot Books World Atlas, the pull-out poster of the solar system and lift-the-flap elements in Barefoot Books Solar System reinforce STEM knowledge and encourage future astronauts and engineers to interact with the text again and again. With astronomer-approved text and engaging, informative illustrations, Barefoot Books Solar System will ignite imaginations and enhance children’s understanding of the vast universe. Will become a mainstay for classrooms, libraries and gift-giving.
LR: The rare case of a buy-in that becomes a Big Book on our list--like finding a needle in a haystack! Bought from French publisher and translated the text, then hired an astronomer and STEM educator, Dr Carie Cardamone, who has been a longtime fan of Barefoot Books, to completely review and edit the text. Dr Cardamone has a PhD in Astronomy, teaches at Tufts University, and also designs and teaches STEM activities for children at the Museum of Science in Boston. Dr Carie brought the text up to date by fact-checking so we can truly say it contains the most accurate contemporary facts about the solar system, and she helped us make the book more globally focused--for example, when explaining the names of the planets (which are named after Greco-Roman gods), she also added the planet names from contemporary Asian and ancient Latin American cultures. She also used her expertise to make sure the text aligns with core educational concepts in our target age range, 8-12. And of course we’re also getting invaluable help from our very own MIT-trained astrophysicist-turned-Assistant Editor Nivair Gabriel!
We’ve also juiced this edition up a LOT--we’re adding lift-the-flap booklets and fold-out pages to match Atlas, a 3-page glossary of terms, an entire extra spread of information about space exploration (which Dr Carie wrote for us), and a pull-out poster, which we are creating in-house.
All of the text is glow-in-the-dark, so the book pairs perfectly with a flashlight for late-night stargazing!
Dimensions: 11.75 x 10 inches
Written by Anne Jankéliowitch, Illustrated by Annabelle Buxton and Translated by Lisa Rosinsky
For ages 8 - 12
Book printed using recycled paper & vegetable-based ink.
Cloud Chaser Hardcover Book Description:
Dreamy Emery loves doodling wild inventions . . . but when a new friend moves in next door with piles of tools and ideas, can they build a real flying machine together? This charming celebration of intergenerational friendship, creativity and the thrill of scientific discovery will delight young inventors and STEM educators alike.
Anne-Fleur Drillon is a children's book author and editor, and co-founder of the French publisher Editions Margot. She lives in France.
Eric Puybaret studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and has illustrated many magical and fantastical books for children. He lives in France.