We are stardust: you and me, Lucy and Tiktaalik, dinosaurs, bacteria and redwood trees. Let Stardust tell you all about it.
A captivating addition to the literature of science and wonder for the youngest minds.
This book is a marvel! I am giving a copy to each of my kids and grandkids so that they will know who their real ancestors are.
Dale McGowan, author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers
In simple text and beautiful illustrations, My Name is Stardust elegantly captures what Neil DeGrasse Tyson called “the most astounding fact” — that we are literally stardust, and that this connects us to everything that ever was and ever will be. A captivating addition to the literature of science and wonder for the youngest minds.
Eric Meikle, Former Education Project Director at the National Center for Science Education
Curiosity about a few universal questions lies at the base of the uniquely human exploration of the cosmos which we call science. Who am I? Where did I come from? My Name Is Stardust captures the excitement of its young author’s exploration of her world and its origins
Michael Shermer, Publisher Skeptic magazine, columnist Scientific American, author The Moral Arc
There is no fact in science that is more awe-inspiring and deeply meaningful than that we are made of stardust, the remnants of exploded stars billions of years ago that through the process of evolution have turned into conscious creatures called humans. My Name Is Stardust is the best children’s book that captures the beauty of this fact of nature and one that should be read by every child on the planet to put into perspective our place in the cosmos.
Dr. Alessandra Abe Pacini, Space Scientist at the Arecibo Observatory, author of Girls InSpace
Stardust's curiosity and excitement for the solar system is a powerful inspiration for young readers. This character is a great role model for the future female scientists! Her sweet narrative, combined with the beautiful illustrations, will help children fall in love with space!
Ariel Marcy, evolutionary biologist, educational game designer of Go Extinct!, and founder of STEAM Galaxy Studios
My Name is Stardust begins with a question, 'what are we made of?’ and proceeds to investigate — creatively, humorously, and sincerely — the awesome answer. In fact, Bailey and Douglas have captured the most compelling part of science: we scientists get to use creativity to convert curiosity into knowledge that feeds both wonder and appreciation for our universe. I know this unique book will nourish the next generation of scientists and science-appreciators.
Dr. Eric Meikle, Former Education Project Director at the National Center for Science Education
This sequel to My Name is Stardust focuses on our solar system and its diversity of planets, moons, and other bodies. Aimed at early readers, this is a concise and well-illustrated introduction to our local star and its companions. Once again the enthusiasm and wonder expressed by “Stardust” reflect the feelings shared by those who have devoted their lives to the scientific study and understanding of our corner of the universe.
Michael Shermer, Publisher Skeptic magazine, columnist Scientific American, author of Heavens on Earth
Where did life come from and how did it get so diverse? The ancient Greeks asked these questions, but it took 2,500 years for scientists to figure it out. The answer isn’t difficult but it is counterintuitive, which is why children must explore these questions as early as possible so that their consciousness is raised to accept the fact of evolution. The way Stardust explains evolution to little Vincent warms my Darwinian heart, especially since Vincent has half my DNA! I love this book and will give acopy to every kid and parent I know.
Dan Barker, Co - President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, author Mere Morality and Maybe Yes, Maybe No
This book is a marvel! I am giving a copy to each of my kids and grandkids so they will know who their real ancestors are.
Ariel Marcy, Founder STEAM Galaxy Studios, Fulbright Scholar (evolutionary biology), game designer of Go Extinct!
Stardust authors, Bailey and Douglas Harris, take a thoughtful approach to evolution's potential for controversy. As a result, their evidence-based and wonder-filled book can be enjoyed by families of faith and non-faith backgrounds. The story's heart is a sister who can’t wait to tell her little brother about how science shows we are all related! She weaves together rigorous yet relatable research to amaze us with life’s unity and diversity. On every page, readers will share in the siblings’ curiosity —a human trait found like stardust everywhere.
Stardust Children's Book Series
The Stardust children's book series uses simple, charming stories and beautiful artwork to inspire curiosity about the world and universe. At the same time, it teaches the scientific method and demonstrates the importance of evidence-based reasoning, using accessible real-world examples.
My Name Is Stardust was released on 2017 and inspires passion for science, teaches concepts such as evolution, and helps children understand their connection to the cosmos. It is beautifully illustrated with 24 pages including a glossary of scientific terms.
The second book in the children's book series, Stardust Explores the Solar System, was released in 2018. The book starts off with the Big Bang, explains the formation of our Sun andthe planets, then takes young readers on an exciting ridethrough the Solar System.
The third book in the series, Stardust Explores Earth’s Wonders, will be released in 2019. Like the first two books in the Stardust series, Stardust Explores Earth's Wonders uses simple, charming stories and beautiful artwork to inspire curiosity about the world and universe. At the same time, it teaches the scientific method and demonstrates the importance of evidence-based reasoning, using accessible real-world examples.