Category Archives: Gravity

Gravity is a Nominee for the North Carolina Children’s Book Award

I found out this morning that GRAVITY is a nominee for the NCCBA, an award chosen by the children of North Carolina.  The nominees will be read in schools and libraries across the state and voted on at the end of the school year.  As a part of the program, the NCCBA put together an activity booklet … continue reading

CCB names GRAVITY a 2015 Gryphon Honor Book

The Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced the Gryphon Award winners yesterday.  The Gryphon Award went to Skateboard Party by Sarah English, illustrated by Laura Freeman.  Three honor books were named and Gravity was one of them.

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PBS Parents: Gravity a Best Picture Book of 2014

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Gravity is a Kirkus Best Book of 2014!

GRAVITY made Kirkus’ list of the Best Children’s Books of 2014!  You can see the full list here:


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Article in the Burlington Free Press

The Burlington Free Press ran an article about me today, written by Sally Pollack.  My wife’s comment: “they actually made you sound smart!”  My response: “I know, what a relief, I was afraid they’d portray me accurately.”  The article is very nice, and I hope you have a chance to read it.

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4th Starred Review for GRAVITY from BCCB

I am so excited that GRAVITY has four starred reviews!  This one is from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (May issue, BCCB), and I’m especially excited about it because the reviewer praised the science in addition to the art:

Chin is also a dab hand at blending imagination with information…his universe-disturbing Gravity likewise … continue reading

GRAVITY gets a starred review from School Library Journal!

GRAVITY has three starred reviews!  The latest is from School Library Journal and here’s an excerpt:

Chin introduces youngsters to the concept of gravity, presenting the information in highly understandable language and in captivating paintings that will delight young readers.

Read the full review here:

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