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Why Do Things Fall Down?

Harriet Blackford, Mike Henson (Illustrator)


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STEM fun for smart tots

Meet Mia, Ava, Oli, and Seb: they're the four engaging characters created by Harriet Blackford to introduce very young children to STEM concepts. This simple story, enhanced by Mike Henson's humorous illustrations and fun-to-do experiments, makes a fascinating subject come alive for preschoolers.

If the earth is round, why don't we all just fall off and float away? The answer is gravity, and budding scientists can find out how it works and why it's so important.

Boxer Books, 9781912757084, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

About the Author

Harriet Blackford is a school science technician who earned her degree in Zoology from the University of London where she worked in the zoology department. She has written many nonfiction books for children, including Tiger's Story and Elephant's Story for Boxer Books. Mike Henson grew up in South Africa and went on to study Visual Communication. He has been working in children's publishing ever since he graduated. He now lives by the sea in Hampshire, England, with his wife and two children.