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Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (Our Universe Book 1) by [Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield]

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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

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Stacy McAnulty is the author of over thirty 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 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. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0763SR7QH
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (October 24, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 24, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6138 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
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Stacy McAnulty is a children’s book author, who used to be a mechanical engineer, who’s also qualified to be a dog therapist (is that a thing???), a correspondent for The Daily Show (why not), and a Green Bay Packer coach (totally!).

She's written dozens of books including her debut middle-grade novel, THE MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTNING GIRL, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book EXCELLENT ED, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Her other picture books include EARTH! MY FIRST 4.54 BILLION YEARS, illustrated by David Litchfield; MAX EXPLAINS EVERYTHING: GROCERY STORE EXPERT, illustrated by Deborah Hocking, BRAVE and BEAUTIFUL, both illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff; MR. FUZZBUSTER KNOWS HE'S THE FAVORITE, illustrated by Edward Hemingway; and 101 REASONS WHY I'M NOT TAKING A BATH, illustrated by Joy Ang. She’s also authored the chapter book series THE DINO FILES.

When not writing, Stacy likes to listen to NPR, bake triple-chocolate cupcakes, and eat triple-chocolate cupcakes. Originally from upstate NY, she now lives in Kernersville, NC with her 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 1 husband.

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