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Cheryl Bardoe, Nothing Stopped Sophie

NOTHING STOPPED SOPHIE, illustrated by Barbara McClintock , is a true story which celebrates Sophie Germain, who loved math and changed the world with her discoveries. Lyrical text and intricate illustrations bring to life a story that is especially relevant in an era of STEM educational initiatives and bringing to light the historical accomplishments of women.

“This portrait of a quiet heroine is elegant, striking and sure to inspire.” Kirkus

Cheryl Bardoe has always loved asking questions and always loved writing. Over the years, she has written everything from award-winning children’s books to five-word marketing slogans, from magazine articles to text for museum exhibits, from websites to video scripts. As a teacher of writing, Bardoe encourages writers of all ages to have fun and be confident in their own unique voices.  Her previous books include: Behold: The Beautiful Dung Beetle, a Cook Prize Honor book, a John Burroughs Riverby Award book, and an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade book; Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas, an Orbis Picture Honor Book, an ALA notable book, and an IRA Notable book; Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book selection, and a Junior Library Guild selection; and The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur, a retelling of the classic fairytale with a T. rex.  

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Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Secret Garden
2214 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain Cover Image
By Cheryl Bardoe, Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316278201
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2018

The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle Cover Image
By Cheryl Bardoe, Alan Marks (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580895552
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Published: Charlesbridge - April 10th, 2018

Dung is a precious pile of food and drink for these beetles.

Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas Cover Image
By Cheryl Bardoe, Jos. A. Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419718403
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

Gregor Mendel explains to children the theory of heredity in simple-to-understand language and examples. Regarded as the world’s first geneticist, Gregor Mendel discovered one of the fundamental aspects of genetic science: animals, plants, and people all inherit and pass down traits through the same process.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9780810984134
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2010

Mammoths and mastodons roamed the earth for more than a million years, and then suddenly went extinct. What was everyday life like for these colossal cousins of the modern elephant? What did they eat? How did they fit into their Ice Age landscape?

The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Tale Cover Image
By Cheryl Bardoe, Roy D. Kennedy (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780810997394
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2011

Once upon a time, seven tiny duck beaks pecked their way out of their eggs, but the eighth egg was a little bit different. What emerged wasn't a duck at all--he was a dinosaur! 

Everyone notices how different he is. He doesn't waddle! His teeth are too big! Feeling ugly and outcast, the dinosaur duckling leaves his family and ventures out on his own.

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