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Baby Loves Quarks!

Written by Ruth Spiro & illustrated by Irene Chan
Published by Charlesbridge
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Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this book explores the basics of particle physics and chemistry - quarks, protons, neutrons, atoms and molecules - and ties it all to baby’s world. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.75 / 7.0

I LOVE the concept of teaching kids more difficult concepts in a simplified form via board books when they’re little, in the hopes that it may subconsciously spark general curiosity or a specific interest. I think this book does a decent job of building concepts, but it’s a lot more interesting to me as an adult to see how they’re explaining these simplified concepts than it is to my toddler, but I could see this being great for a slightly older child, or to reference with older siblings as they start sciences!

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.0 / 7.0

Love that this book breaks down some science concepts to be read to even the littlest of children and help them become familiar with the ideas. I think this book does a pretty good job combining the concept of molecules and likens it to building blocks. Plus, I love the illustrations!

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Who Wrote Baby Loves Quarks!

Ruth Spiro

Ruth Spiro is the author of the Baby Loves Science series, published by Charlesbridge. These adorably illustrated board books contain expert-reviewed science, yet are simple enough for the very youngest readers. Another new picture book series, Made by Maxine, will be published by Penguin/Dial beginning in 2018. Her debut picture book, Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist (Dutton), won awards from Writer’s Digest and Willamette Writers and was a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year. Ruth is a frequent speaker at schools and conferences, and recent presentations include the Early Childhood STEM Conference at CalTech and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. (Bio via

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Who Illustrated Baby Loves Quarks!

Irene Chan

Irene Chan enjoys making beautiful things. She is an art director, designer, illustrator, artist, and amateur photographer.

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Publication Date:
October 4, 2016
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