The Big Bang Book
The Big Bang presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way we can all understand. Written by an astrophysicist, the pages describe what we know—and what we don’t—in a compelling, accessible way.
Moving out into the farthest reaches of space, then back home on Earth again, this is a picture book Carl Sagan would love, introducing the wonder of our pale blue dot to the youngest readers.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books, Science|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature|
|Number of Pages||32|
- NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
- ILA Nonfiction Honor Book
- 2021 Sakura Medal Longlist
“Suffused with awe, astrophysicist Stahl’s well-chosen words, tightly paired with Allen-Fletcher’s jewel-toned galactic pictures, aim to capture something of the mind-blowing scope of the big bang.”—Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
“In a crowded field of Earth-origin and evolution stories for children, this is well worth a look. . . . it will awaken young readers’ curiosity.”—School Library Journal
“A stately recap drawing on current physics and astronomy and appropriately cognizant of their limitations.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Asa Stahl
Asa Stahl is a PhD student in Astrophysics at Rice University. His research seeks to answer just how rare is a planet like Earth and how did we get here?
Illustrator: Carly Allen-Fletcher
Carly Allen-Fletcher is an author-illustrator based in England. Her previous books focused on animal and environmental diversity. The Big Bang Book broadened her perspective to be truly out of this world.
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The Big Bang Book
The Big Bang presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way we can all understand. Written by an astrophysicist, the pages describe what we know—and what we don’t—in a compelling, accessible way. Moving out into the farthest reaches of space, then back home on… View available downloads →