Follow a Google Earth tour of Jason Chin's Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island. See attached file at the bottom of this page.
Coming in April of 2014:
Starred Review - Publishers Weekly (Reviewed on: 01/27/2014 ):
Chin takes his exceptional artistic gifts into outer space, painting with disciplined exuberance a series of spreads that explain the fundamentals of gravity. A boy playing at the beach is startled when a book—a copy of this book, alert readers will note—falls from the sky and lands in front of him. The all-caps text reads like a series of booming declarations: “Without gravity, everything would float away.” On cue, the boy, his spaceman doll and rocket, and the very grains of sand on the beach lift slowly off the ground. The next page shows the whole lot drifting upward like a tide of debris into space. Chin does some David Wiesner–style visual punning as the pages of the boy’s book—illustrated with paintings of a massive, fiery sun exerting force on a tiny Earth and moon—do double duty as both an object affected by gravity and an explanation of how it works. In his embrace of the wild possibilities of a world without gravity, Chin outdoes himself. An illustrated afterword provides additional explanations of mass, matter, and force. Ages 5–8. (Apr.)
Release date: 04/29/2014
View an incredible photo mosaic of a gigantic Redwoods tree here.
Two videos that show the work that went into making this photo mosaic:
Watch the video Climbing the World's Tallest Tree.
Do you like jigsaw puzzles? Take a look at this one!
Click on: Forest in the Air to see a close-up of what lives up in the canopy of a mature Redwood.
Photo Tours: Science Atop the World's Largest Trees:
View amazing photographs taken by scientists at Humboldt State University's Institute of Redwood Ecology.
Click here for a photo tour of redwoods.
Click here to see all the rigging the climbers use to explore the canopies of these trees.
Outstanding Science Trade Book: 2012 – National Science Teachers Association
National Geographic slideshow of corals. Click here.
Another video of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (UNESCO/TBS). Click here.
BBC News Magazine: Underwater time-lapse video shows secret life of coral reef
Visit Jason Chin's website to read about his thoughts on the octopus.
Read more about deep-sea corals here on the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coral Reefs site. Videos too.
ISLAND wins the 2013 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature!
Galapagos Tortoises - National Geographic Kids
Read an interview with Mr. Chin by Rick Margolis for School Library Journal: "
ISLAND has won the 2013 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature from the Center for Children’s Books! The Gryphon Award is given each year by the Center for Children’s Books. Here is the description from the CBC website:
- See more at: http://jasonchin.net/2013/02/island-wins-the-2013-gryphon-award-for-childrens-literature/#sthash.2GwQNel0.dpuf