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S09:E02, “Living Sunlight” Edition, with Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm (audio)

Posted by jnshaumeyer on 20 May 2017

Streamed live 10 May 2017.

We finally got to talk again about science books for children, this time about the “Living Sunlight” series of books by award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, Molly Bang, and Dr. Penny Chisholm, a biological oceanographer at MIT.

We had a fun and lively time looking at pictures, talking about how kids look at pictures, the importance of cyanobacteria, and who is that kid that keeps showing up in the books’ illustrations. There are four books (so far) in this delightful and informative series: Living Sunlight (about photosynthesis), Ocean Sunlight (phytoplankton), Buried Sunlight (fossil fuels), and Rivers of Sunlight (ocean currents). And we’ll let you in on a secret: they make good reading for adults, too.

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