You Are Never Alone – Owlkids

You Are Never Alone

By Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim

From 4 to 12 | 32 pages, color

From the creators of You Are Stardust and Wild Ideas comes a new picture book that explores how humans are inextricably connected to nature. This book draws examples from the clouds and the cosmos, the seafloor and the surface of our skin, to show how we are never alone: we are always surrounded and supported by nature. Whether it’s gravity holding us tight; our lungs breathing oxygen synthesized by plants; the countless microorganisms that build our immunity; or the whales whose waste fertilizes the plankton that feed the fish we eat: nature touches every aspect of how we live.

Using lyrical text grounded in current science alongside detailed diorama art, this informational picture book presents the idea that we thrive through connections to the land and sea and sky, and togetherness is key to nature. It encourages inquiry-based learning, inviting readers to wonder, ask questions, observe the natural world, and engage with big ideas. An author’s note at the end offers more insight into the research behind the text.Elin Kelsey
"it is all elegantly presented in soaring, vivid language...breathtakingly beautiful." - Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW
“[This] book could serve as a springboard for further scientific investigation.” - Booklist
“A captivating array of mixed-media artwork illustrates the often intangible emotional and physical bonds that exist throughout nature.” - Foreword Reviews - STARRED REVIEW
"This book is as reassuring as it is gorgeous." - Romper
"The connections that are part of all life on this planet are carefully explained and presented, allowing young readers a chance to think on the way life works and how nature impacts every single thing we do." - Sal's Fiction Addiction

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