Luminous : living things that light up the night
(VOX Book)

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[Fairfax, Virginia] : [Library Ideas, LLC], 2023.
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1 audio-enabled book (1 volume (unpaged)) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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AD 960L


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[Fairfax, Virginia] : [Library Ideas, LLC], 2023.
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Book originally published: Greystone, 2022.
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The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. There's no need for computers, tablets or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read--Publisher's website.
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VOX Audio playback device includes headphone jack, external speaker, play/pause button, volume controls, page-turning controls, rechargeable battery, low battery indicator, and removable AC adapter.
Read by Suehyla El-Attar Young.
"Kids 4 to 8 will marvel at the brightly glowing creatures and other living organisms in this stunning, poetic, and science-based exploration of bioluminescence. When it's dark out, we need light to see. But what if your body could make its own light? From acclaimed author-illustrator Julia Kuo comes a remarkable picture book about bioluminescence, the light made from living things, and its many forms: fireflies and foxfire, fungi and glow-worms, deep-sea fish and vampire squids. Kuo's radiant art portrays a young child and adult discovering different bioluminescent creatures, accompanied by simple lyrical text and informative sidebars that reveal fascinating scientific facts about each of them. An introduction to an extraordinary natural phenomenon, Luminous shines a light upon how truly wondrous the world is. Luminous features: Brilliant and unique illustrations: The depiction of vibrant bioluminescent species against an unusual black backdrop creates an unforgettable visual experience for readers. The science of bioluminescence: Shares the real-life magic of bioluminescence with sidebars about the various places and species in which bioluminescence is found. Text can be read on two levels: Kuo's simple and poetic narrative is accompanied by scientific facts about bioluminescence."--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
Grades PreK-3.
Target Audience
Ages 4-8.,Greystone Kids.
Target Audience
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2023
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, 2023
Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth, 2022

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kuo, J., Young, S. E., & Kuo, J. (2023). Luminous: living things that light up the night . [Library Ideas, LLC].

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kuo, Julia, Suehyla El-Attar, Young and Julia. Kuo. 2023. Luminous: Living Things That Light Up the Night. [Library Ideas, LLC].

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kuo, Julia, Suehyla El-Attar, Young and Julia. Kuo. Luminous: Living Things That Light Up the Night [Library Ideas, LLC], 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kuo, Julia,, Suehyla El-Attar Young, and Julia Kuo. Luminous: Living Things That Light Up the Night [Library Ideas, LLC], 2023.

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