Spark, Shine, Glow!: What a Light Show (Hardcover)
What is light, and how does it shape our world? Acclaimed author Lola M. Schaefer and award-winning artist James Yang illuminate the essential concept of light in this playful and informative picture book. An educational and inventive picture book for readers of David Macaulay and Jason Chin, and anyone curious about how light impacts our world.
Light is everywhere: from the shining sun to a bright light bulb to a glowing firefly. Light from a flashlight helps you see in the dark, and light from the sun makes plants grow. And did you know that light makes X-rays possible, and also keeps cars, trucks, trains, ships, and planes moving safely? It even allows us to see deep into space! Where would we be without light?
From acclaimed author Lola M. Schaefer and award-winning illustrator James Yang, Spark, Shine, Glow! features a fact-filled, lively text full of rhythm and repetition, as well as engaging and informative illustrations illuminating key STEM concepts. A companion to their Lift, Mix, Fling!: Machines Can Do Anything, Spark, Shine, Glow! is for curious children, young scientists, classrooms, and family story-times.
Includes a glossary.
Lola M. Schaefer is an educator, writer, and gardener, and the author of many acclaimed books for children about math, art, science, technology, animals, and nature. She uses shovels, hoes, rakes, and scissors when she works in her garden. Lola M. Schaefer grew up in Indiana, and now lives in northern Georgia.
James Yang is an award-winning artist and designer, and the author of Stop! Bot!, the winner of the 2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished American book for beginning readers. He uses pencil sharpeners, pens, and a computer—which is an electronic machine—in his studio. James Yang grew up in Oklahoma, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“Rhyming text and colorful illustrations explore different types of light as well as its various scientific properties. Familiar light sources—sun, flashlights, fireworks—are paired with more unusual ones, such as bioluminescent sea creatures and the aurora borealis, to demonstrate the range found in the world. . . . The book’s greatest strengths are in the questions it will prompt.” — School Library Journal