the illustrated encyclopedia of the elements
A gorgeous nonfiction book for kids from bestselling artist and author Lisa Congdon!
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements leads young readers in an exploration of all 118 known elements.
From their discoveries to their uses to their special properties, this vibrant book explores all things elements.
• A visually stunning tour of the periodic table
• Complete with profiles of notable scientists, amazing infographics, and more
• Features an illustrated history of the periodic table's origins
This artful survey of the elements combines science, history, trivia, humor, and endless fascination for science enthusiasts of every age.
Middle grade readers will delight in this interesting take on the periodic table of elements.
• Great for science lovers and Lisa Congdon fans alike
• Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays and holidays for the science-loving kid
• Perfect for children ages 10 and up
• Equal parts educational and entertaining, this makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and STEM educators.
"This handsome volume introduces young readers to all 118 currently known elements. But it's a lot more entertaining than it sounds: Congdon, the daughter of a physicist, a former teacher, and now a professional artist, has poured her energies into kid-friendly commentary and engaging illustrations. . . . Upbeat and energetic, this is a great introduction to chemistry and beyond."
"Hip artwork and a funky display type give coffee-table appeal to this large but relatively lightweight ‘encyclopedia.’ Colorful sections introduce each element along with its category, its year of discovery according to Western science, the scientist credited, and (usually) a ‘fun fact’. . . Text is friendly and illustrations, accessible; this might well prove an enticing introduction for budding researchers. . . ."