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Sara Gillingham - Author

About the Author

Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director and designer. She was the design director for children's publishing at Chronicle Books and taught at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts. In addition, she has written and/or illustrated several books for children. She lives with her family in British Columbia, Canada.

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Exploring the Elements A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table

Exploring the Elements A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table

Author: Sara Gillingham, Isabel Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the chemical elements that make up our universe for ages 8-14 This artful and accessible guide to the periodic table - the ultimate reference tool for scientists worldwide - names all 118 chemical elements and helps young readers understand the remarkable ways we have learned to use them. Graphically stunning layouts feature each element's letter symbol and atomic number, exploring its attributes, characteristics, uses, and interesting stories behind its discovery. Complete with a comprehensive introduction, conclusion, and glossary, this is the perfect introduction to chemistry for inquisitive minds. Wrapped in a double-sided jacket, with the illustrated periodic table printed on the underside, Exploring the Elements is jam-packed with 240 pages of information, including: - A comprehensive introduction explaining what elements are and the design and purpose of the periodic table - Each of the 118 elements is visually presented with its respective letter symbol and atomic number, as well as a map of where it's located in the periodic table - Additional details showing where each element is found in the universe (from food on our plates to the center of a star), its unique properties, atomic diagram, secret chemistry, and working examples of how it's used or changing the world - Plus an index, glossary and suggested reading and additional references and Resources Both a gift book and a practical book, Exploring the Elements is for teachers and librarians, parents and grandparents, the home bookshelf and classroom bookshelf, science enthusiasts and budding scientists of all ages.

How to Grow a Friend

How to Grow a Friend

Author: Sara Gillingham Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2019

Seeing Stars A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations

Seeing Stars A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations

Author: Sara Gillingham Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2018

A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the constellations This artful and accessible introduction to constellations equips readers with the information they need to locate, name, and explain all 88 internationally recognized constellations. Each cluster of stars is featured alongside the story (mythological or historical) behind its naming, tips on how to find it, what times of year it is visible, and key stars and asterisms within its grouping. Complete with star maps and a glossary, this keepsake volume of visual reference and beauty is perfect for inquisitive young stargazers. Colors are brighter than they appear - printed in pure Pantones. Book jacket features foil stamping and laser-cut pinholes. Ages 7-10

Boats Are Busy

Boats Are Busy

Author: Sara Gillingham Format: Board book Release Date: 14/05/2018

A first book of boats for the youngest enthusiasts, featuring 15 different boats and a bonus nautical flag per vessel From sailboats to ferry boats, tankers to clippers, young readers will learn to identify and define a range of floating crafts. Each of 15 boats and ships are presented by name, illustration, and simple description, written as engaging, read-aloud text. In addition, each is adorned with a different nautical flag whose message is decoded as secondary text for the extra curious. Printed in four stunning Pantone colors, this refreshingly stylish and informative introduction to boats will pop off the shelf in the things that go section!

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie The Complete Book of Nautical Codes

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie The Complete Book of Nautical Codes

Author: Sara Gillingham, Meagan Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2016

A graphically stunning, first-ever volume of nautical codes for children This extraordinary visual reference is an introduction to maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signaling. Today's system of international maritime signal flags was devel-oped in the 19th century, and is still used for communication between ships, or between ship and shore. Each flag, boldly colored for visual distinction at sea, stands for a letter as well as a phrase relevant to seafaring. The resulting code is both beautiful and functional, inviting readers to code and decode messages of their own! Created for ages 6-8 years

How To Grow A Friend

How To Grow A Friend

Author: Sara Gillingham Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2015

On My Beach

On My Beach

Author: Sara Gillingham Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2015

Turn the colourful die-cut pages of this irresistible board book to discover just what makes little crab's beach so cozy. Is it the soft sand? Is it the salty seaweed? No, it's his loving family! Bright pictures, a sweet reassuring message, unique layered pages and an adorable finger puppet combine to create interactive reading and playtime fun!

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