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By Lindsay H. Metcalf
I came here to talk about science, advocacy, and truth—themes in my first three picture books, releasing this fall.
My picture books focus on empowering kids with foundations of:
- science (Beatrix Potter, Scientist, illustrated by Junyi Wu (Albert Whitman, Sept. 1, 20200),
- advocacy (No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History,
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By Jennifer Swanson
If you’ve been to a bookstore lately, you may have noticed the STEAM-y new trend in nonfiction children’s books.
No, I’m not talking about romance novels, it’s STEAM—Science Technology Engineering Art and Math. From picture books to middle grade, to YA, STEAM topics are hot right now.
The STEAM books can include biographies and histories of scientists, artists, and engineers,
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By Kristi Helvig
One of the great things about writing science fiction is that you get to make up a lot of stuff.
You can create new worlds, new languages, and even new life forms. From the androids in Philip K. Dick‘s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) to the self-aware computer Hal in Stanley Kubrick‘s “2001: A Space Odyssey”
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