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Children's Books Inspiring Curiosity and Connection


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Children's Books Inspiring Curiosity and Connection


Science Wide Open: Picture Books Featuring Totally Boss FEmale Scientists

This three-part series, Women in Biology, Women in Chemistry, and Women in Physics tells the stories of the female scientists who blazed a trail of scientific discovery. This inspirational series cultivates curiosity and empowers girls to unleash their inner scientists!

Spanning from ancient times to modern day, families can learn alongside these amazing scientists as they make observations, conduct experiments, and feel the triumphs of discoveries that have changed the world. It is illustrated by the incredible Danielle Pioli and recommended for scientists ages 4-8.

This much-anticipated follow up to the My First Science Textbook: Chemistry series, Science Wide Open raised $136K on Kickstarter and is available now!

Shop Local! Get Them From left Bank Books 

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My First Science Textbook: Chemistry Series

Do protons get lonely? Are neutrons any fun at parties? Find answers to these questions and more in the children's picture book series My First Science Textbook.

This three book set follows Pete the Proton, Ned the Neutron, and Ellie the Electron as they get together to build everything in the universe. This rhyming adventure of science and friendship introduces the basics of chemistry in a fun and memorable way.

Recommended for ages 2 - 6, My First Science Textbook raised $103K in support on Kickstarter. 

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Hooray! Hard cover and board book copies are now available for purchase! 

Get them in-store at Left Bank Books!

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The Story


The stories we read

become the stories we play

become the stories we tell.

The Story


The stories we read

become the stories we play

become the stories we tell.

 
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Mary Wissinger was born in Wisconsin where she spent most of her childhood singing, reading, and daydreaming. She dove into storytelling through acting, singing, and writing (and writing and writing).

While spending time as a classroom teacher sharing the magic of music, she saw firsthand the incredible life-changing power of stories. The stories children read become the stories they play, and then the stories they tell. 

Mary can now be found at her standing desk in St. Louis, MO, writing stories that inspire curiosity about the world and connection with others. (But don't worry, she still sings with the Saint Louis Symphony Chorus.) 

Recent projects include My First Science Textbook, a series of chemistry books for kids, and Science Wide Open, a picture book series celebrating the world-changing contributions of female scientists. Together they raised $239K and are in the top 10 of Children's Publishing Projects on Kickstarter.

For more information, check out her books. You can also sign up at the bottom of this page to be the first to hear about her latest releases.

Still looking for more info? Wow, that's super flattering!

Here's a podcast where Mary talks writing, creativity, and St. Louis.

Here's an awesome project about Undefining women.

Here's a whole website about creativity and why you should do that awesome thing you secretly want to do.