Annabelle is curious. Which makes Aiden furious. But together, with the help of their animal friends (from Tardigrade Tom to everyone's favorite dinosaur the Skeptisaurus), they discover the wonders of the universe as they try to answer questions often thought to be 'too big' for children.
Annabelle & Aiden is a pro-science children's book series (and, dare we say, community & movement?) dedicated to inspiring a new generation of scientists, thinkers, and all-around adventurers. Our books are tailored to foster curiosity, wonder, critical thinking skills, and inspiration on the line where science and philosophy meet. We've won awards and garnered praise from personalities like Cara Santa Maria, Penn Jillette, Richard Dawkins, Michael Shermer, Mayim Bialik, Sarah Silverman and Seth McFarlane.
You can now PRE-ORDER a copy of our fifth book, Sapiens: A Human Evolution Story.
Where did humans come from? What is our story? Join Annabelle & Aiden as their friend Lucy retraces our first steps in Africa. We fan across the globe, encountering the strangest human (and nonhuman) creatures: from twenty-foot sloths to tiny dwarves in faraway lands. Watch us learn to cook. Express ourselves. Farm, build empires, and fall in love. Marvel as we dream of kings, gods, and monsters, build pyramids and monuments to the sky, and finally light up our world with a scientific revolution. Celebrate human diversity, pluralism, and unity with our gorgeously-illustrated book. Readers will discover how our shared story can overcome our perceived differences. How it’s etched deep into genes: reminding us that we’re all children of Lucy, we all came from Africa, and have far more in common than we think.
Our Illustrations Are In Progress Now:
We're Using The Same Artist As Before, And It's Turning Out Just As Stunning As Our Last Four Books.
We only release the highest-quality digital art spread across our pages. Further, we'll be continuing our popular tradition of incorporating fascinating scientific footnotes into our illustrations, so inquiring parents and children can learn more as they grow older, and the books could grow with the children.
- When we reach $20,000, every single backer will receive 2 original Annabelle & Aiden desktop screensavers, made from illustrations in our books, AND the eBook, for free.
- If we break $25,000, we will donate books to 10 public libraries. And post a video of our author jumping for joy!! For you. On Facebook Live.
- If we break $30,000, every single backer will also get an Annabelle & Aiden sticker/decal AND 2 limited-edition A&A bookmarks.
Risks and challenges
We understand there are risks and challenges inherent in any Kickstarter campaign, but are confident we will overcome them even more that we did with our first three books. (Yup, we've done this show before (4 times) and never missed a goal or deadline).
All proceeds will go towards these expenses:
-Illustration, Cover Design: $3,000
-Printing: About $5 per copy ($500 per 100 copies)
-Shipping: About $2 per copy
-Initial, basic business affairs, copyright, graphic art, etc: $300-$400
-(Possible) Promotion: $300-$500
Where are we now? The text and page layout of the book has been completed for quite some time. The illustrator is currently working on the illustrations, and she has already completed about half of them. She should be finished the whole book in April or May 2019, as which point the book will go to production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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