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It Started with a Big Bang

It Started With a Big Bang: The Origin of Earth, You, and Everything Else

By:
Floor Bal
Illustrated by:
Sebastiaan Van Doninck
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2019

In this accessible informational picture book, young readers can follow the fascinating story of how we got from the very beginning of the universe to life today on the “bright blue ball floating in space” called Earth. They’ll learn about the big bang theory, how our solar system was formed, how life on Earth began in the oceans and moved to land, what happened to the dinosaurs and how humans evolved from apes to explore and build communities all over the planet … and even travel to space. 

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