Nerdy Babies

by Emmy Kastner
May 2019 – Roaring Brook / Macmillan (US)

With simple questions and answers, little learners will be set on a road to becoming experts in the things they love.

In NERDY BABIES: OCEAN, follow our intrepid infants into the watery depths. Check out animals, plants, and fish that live in the ocean. Plus, learn about the unique ecosystem.

In NERDY BABIES: SPACE, follow our intrepid infants into the great unknown. Check out the moon and the sun and all the planets in our solar system. Plus, learn about gravity and orbits.

With bright artwork and an engaging design, this will be a book that the very littlest nerds will want to return to again and again.

Emmy Kastner is a former classroom teacher and the co-founder of Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK), a nonprofit devoted to cultivating reading and writing for youth pre-K through high school. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her husband and three young kids.


“Kastner provides a cheerful, appealing introduction to science topics for young audiences. Her approach is simple, straightforward, and age-appropriate, making it easy for children to digest concepts that could otherwise be confusing or overly complicated. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and eye-catching, providing details and additional facts that eager and curious kids will enjoy spotting as they read.”—School Library Journal

“Using bright, bold colors and simple lines and dots, Kastner gives each planet personality and facial features.”—Kirkus