The Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients That Make Up Your Home

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Laurence King Publishing, Aug 28, 2018 - Chemical elements - 64 pages
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARDS 2019 - BEST BOOK WITH FACTSSHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY YOUNG PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE 2019.LONGLISTED FOR THE UKLA BOOK AWARDS 2020Did you know that without the 'lead' in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Just about everything in the universe is made from only 92 elements - and from aluminium to zinc, many of them are hiding in your very own home!Packed with Lauren Humphrey's quirky illustrations and written by the multi-talented Mike Barfield, this unique introduction to the elements in the periodic table will excite all young readers as they help Sherlock Ohms solve the mystery of how absolutely everything came to exist!

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Mike Barfield is a comic writer, cartoonist, poet and performer. He has worked in TV, radio, books and magazines as well as schools, libraries and museums.Illustrator Marianna Madriz's clients include Creative Review, House of Illustration and The Eighty-Eight Journal. Originally from Venezuela, she currently lives in London.

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