Support “Stardust Explores the Solar System,” The Second Children’s Science Book By Bailey Harris
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
Curiosity is the foundation of human progress … we wouldn’t exist as a species without it and we certainly wouldn’t enjoy many of the modern conveniences we have today. For example, without the good old inventor William Lee, we might not have knitting machines today … and we wouldn’t have Kevlar, a synthetic fiber five times stronger than steel, without chemist Stephanie Kwolek. As a parent, I love seeing how curiosity motivates and drives my nine-year-old son as he grows up, each of his questions building on the next. It’s truly a beautiful thing … lately he’s been curious to learn how humans create dog breeds through selective breeding, especially bulldogs!
The Story of “My Name is Stardust”
Today I’m honored to share with you the story of Bailey Harris, a young girl whose own curiosity resulted in what would eventually become her first book, My Name is Stardust. Bailey’s inspiration came by way of everyone’s favorite space enthusiast and expert, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Inspired by his assertion that we are all made of the same star stuff, Bailey set off on a mission to share the wonder of the cosmos with kids all around the world.
And that she did … with a little help from her dad Douglas, Bailey released My Name is Stardust, a delightful and beautifully illustrated book that teaches kids about the universe, evolution and astronomy. Not only can this book encourage more children to read, but it may also provide them with the opportunity to learn more about science and the solar system in which we live.
Ultimately, where education is concerned, it is always important to consider embracing new multimedia ways of learning. For example, some younger kids might find it useful to learn about scientific concepts through music and songs that you can find on YouTube. It is not just science that children can discover through music either. There are so many other videos online to choose from that the learning possibilities are endless.
Released in 2017 after a successful Kickstarter campaign, My Name is Stardust has since sold thousands of copies around the world … and Bailey and her father Douglas have traveled around the world too, making stops at Book Expo in NYC and for many interviews and podcasts along the way … so what’s next?
A Kickstarter Campaign for Book Number Two – Stardust Explores the Solar System
Bailey is back with book number two of her series, Stardust Explores the Solar System. This sophomore offering explains the formation of Earth’s sun and the planets, and takes kids on a trip through the Solar System. Currently Stardust Explores the Solar System is in the process of being finalized and is scheduled to be featured at Book Expo and BookCon in NYC in June, followed by an international book release in October.
You can support Bailey’s mission to inspire a love of science and a sense of wonder about the universe by contributing to the Stardust series Kickstarter campaign today! The rewards are plenty, not least of which is the good feeling you’ll get from supporting STEM education for kids.
* This post is sponsored, the opinions are completely my own.