Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Count 'em: three new kids books about Darwin!

2009, the big Darwin Year, just keeps getting better. So far we have worldwide celebrations, a major motion picture and now three new books for kids about Darwin to be released quite soon:

One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Matthew Trueman. Candlewick. Ages 7–12. Release date January 13, 2009.

The True Adventures of Charley Darwin Carolyn Meyer. Harcourt. Ages 12-up. Release January 2009.

Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
Deborah Heiligman. Holt. Ages 12–up. Release date December 23, 2008.

I've pre-ordered the whole lot on Amazon and can't wait to take a look. I'll let you all know how we like them when they arrive. Until then, Publishers' Weekly reviews all three here (scroll down a bit for the Darwin section).


  1. I recently sent an email to the children's librarian at my local library about new kid's books about Darwin:

    and this one I own myself,

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