I'm a Neutrino: Tiny Particles in a Big Universe
author: Eve M. Vavagiakis
illustrator: Ilze Lemesis
Meet the Universe
Before you finish reading this sentence, trillions upon trillions of neutrinos will have passed through your body. Not sure what a neutrino is? Get an up-close-and-personal introduction in this dazzling picture book from MIT Kids Press, told in lilting rhyme from the neutrino’s point of view and filled with mind-bending, full-bleed illustrations that swirl and splash the cosmos to life. Some of the smallest bits of matter known to exist—and they exist everywhere—neutrinos are inspiring cutting-edge and Nobel Prize–winning research. Here, playful text and watercolor illustrations blended with photographs distill the concept of these mysterious particles down to its essence. “Know Your Neutrinos” end notes provide context for each spread, amplifying the science and making complex astrophysics and physics concepts approachable. This indispensable STEM title urges children to dream of contributing their own discoveries.
“Ethereal digital illustrations . . . conjure up awe-inspiring images of outer space. . . . A poetic, gently humorous introduction to the world of neutrino physics.” —Kirkus Reviews