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The Bluest of Blues

Happy Birthday, Anna Atkins!

Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs

by Fiona Robinson

After losing her mother very early in life, Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was raised by her loving father. He gave her a scientific education, which was highly unusual for women and girls in the early 19th century. Fascinated with the plant life around her, Anna became a botanist. She recorded all her findings in detailed illustrations and engravings, until the invention of cyanotype photography in 1842. Anna used this new technology in order to catalogue plant specimens-a true marriage of science and art. In 1843, Anna published the book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions with handwritten text and cyanotype photographs. It is considered the first book of photographs ever published. Weaving together histories of women, science, and art, The Bluest of Blues will inspire young readers to embark on their own journeys of discovery and creativity.


March 16, 2020 at 3:16 am Leave a comment

On A Beam of Light

A Story of Albert Einstein
by Jennifer Berne,
illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky

Travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference imagination can make in any life.


March 14, 2020 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

Travel Deep Inside a Leaf


December 27, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


Elemental Haiku by Mary Soon Lee

October 15, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


Elemental Haiku by Mary Soon Lee

October 8, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Elemental Haiku

By Mary Soon Lee


October 5, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Butterfly in the Quantum World

Butterfly in the Quantum World


April 2, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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