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Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small

By Jess Wade
Illustrated by Melissa Castrillón

This exciting non-fiction picture book introduces young readers to the fascinating (and cutting-edge) science of the very, very small.

Everything is made from something ... but the way we make things, from the materials we use to the science and technology involved, is changing fast. Nano offers a fascinating narrative introduction to this cutting-edge area of STEM, better known by the name "nanotechnology". With words by Dr Jess Wade – a highly skilled physicist and trailblazing campaigner for diversity in STEM fields – and beautiful, dynamic pictures by award-winning artist Melissa Castrillón, this is the perfect book for budding young scientists and engineers. "We need more beautifully illustrated and involving non-fiction like this. Wade and Castrillón introduce nanoscience with perfect clarity and inviting pictures." The Sunday Times

  • "A truly rare science book that neither talks down to children nor goes over the heads... Sumptuously illustrated, deeply informative and clever, this is the gift I'll be giving to all the children I know." – Angela Saini, broadcaster and author
  • "Beautiful ... plunges deep into the world of atoms, materials and the applications of nanoscience, with accessible text and richly shaded pictures." – Guardian
  • Jess Wade is a trailblazing STEM campaigner and debut author; Melissa Castrillón is the award-winning artist of books including The House on Chicken Legs.

About the author

Dr Jess Wade is an award-winning physicist and a trailblazing campaigner for inclusion in STEAM fields. She won the Early Career Physics Communicator Award for outreach and the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Award for her outstanding research and widely covered activism, which notably included writing over 1200 Wikipedia pages in a year for women and people of colour working in science. Follow her on Twitter under the handle @jesswade

About the illustrator

Melissa Castrillón is an English/Colombian illustrator, with a First class Honours Degree in Illustration and a Master’s Degree in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She is the author-illustrator of Mighty Min and The Balcony; she won the Gold Medal at the Society of Illustrators' annual exhibition. Follow her on Instagram under the handle @melissa.castrillon

ISBN: 9781406394603
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 2, 2022
Dimensions: 217 x 293mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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