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Children's Nonfiction Biology

Where Did We Come From?

A simple exploration of the universe, evolution, and physics

by (author) Chris Ferrie

Initial publish date
Jan 2022
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


Discover how our universe came to be in this delightful new picture book from the #1 science author for kids!

First the quark then the particle
First atom then the molecule
First the sun then the solar system
First the earth then the life
First the love then the child...

Little scientists will learn all about how the universe evolved in this fun and unique science book for kids from award-winning physicist and creator of the Baby University series, Chris Ferrie! The "first/then" pattern provides a deceptively simple introduction to the beginning of life, evolution, scientific inquiry, and more! It's the perfect love letter for science-loving families.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Chris Ferrie is an award-winning physicist and Senior Lecturer for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a Masters in applied mathematics, BMath in mathematical physics and a PhD in applied mathematics. He lives in Australia with his wife and children.

Editorial Reviews

"The book's text is simple but lyrical, aimed at very young readers. The pictures are bold and clever, utilizing a vibrant color palette sure to engage children." — Kirkus Reviews

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