Recommended by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Universe Tells Our Story series gives children a sense of belonging in the universe while featuring impeccable science.
In three volumes, the series covers everything from the Big Bang to the beginnings of life on earth to the rise of humans, while speaking directly to children in a unique, compelling voice: the universe tells its own story.
“Readers young and old will be intrigued and informed by this science-based tale from Mother Universe.” – Foreword Review
Beginning with the Big Bang and ending with the formation of Earth, the first volume of the trilogy, Born with a Bang, is a thrilling story of chaos and creativity. Particles become galaxies. Mother stars explode in supernovas, creating elements, the building blocks of life.
Volume two, From Lava to Life, picks up the story with the first appearance of life on Earth. It’s a thrilling story about how Earth triumphs over crisis to become bacteria, jellyfish, flowers . . . even dinosaurs.
Volume three, Mammals Who Morph, tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings … horses, whales and a kind of mammal with a powerful imagination–humans!
Every step of the way, the story of the universe unfolds in a way that captivates young listeners. As one Amazon reviewer wrote: “I was rather surprised, then, when my kids wanted me to read this book and then immediately go on to the second, and were disappointed because I had not yet ordered the third in the series…We spent two solid hours on a Sunday evening reading these books together; eventually I was the one who told them that reading time was over.”