Light Waves (Hardcover)

By David A. Adler, Anna Raff (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823436828, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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An introduction to the physics of light from one of the most trusted names in juvenile STEM writing.

How does light work? Where does it come from? What is it made of? These are the questions answered in Light Waves, a kid-friendly introduction to the physics of light! Decorated team David A. Adler and Anna Raff, who received two stars from Publishers Weekly and Booklist for Things That Float and Things That Don't, are back to explain the basics of the electromagnetic spectrum, photon particles, light scattering, reflection and refraction, and solar energy. Hands-on activities demonstrate how light travels and how to bend light yourself! Don't miss this much-needed nonfiction physics picture book.

About the Author

DAVID A. ADLER is a former math teacher and author of more than two hundred picture books, biographies, and mysteries for children.

ANNA RAFF has written, illustrated, and designed many books for children.

Praise For Light Waves

"Using a mix of illustrations and simple experiments aimed at a younger reader, David Adler explains the basic composition, behavior, and properties of light. . . . a glossary at the end helpfully pulls together all the optics terminology."—Science magazine