Zionsville writer Cynthia Argentine has written a children’s book that was scheduled to be revealed Oct. 5 by Millbrook Press/Lerner Publishing.
The 32-page book, “Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature” explains the dynamics of nature at a preschool and elementary studying degree and can be obtainable at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and different book sellers, together with native 4 Kids Books & Toys at 4450 Weston Pointe Dr. Suite 120, off Michigan Road, Argentine mentioned.
“Night Becomes Day” focuses on biology, life cycles, earth science and different examples of “how nature is always at work,” Argentine mentioned. Her aim is for kids to ponder the wonders of the world round them.
Published within the artistic nonfiction style, the book offers examples of modifications in nature, similar to when volcanoes erupt, and contains further details about the science behind the modifications within the again of the book.
“We go into a little more about the mechanics of how that might work or give a little bit more information for an older child or a teacher so (that) they can serve a child,” Argentina mentioned. “In that way, the book can work for a wider range of ages, from a younger child who maybe can’t read it on their own yet to an older child who could learn about the science a little bit more.”
Argentine grew up in Vermont, the place she spent a lot of her time outside, in a canoe, a sailboat or exploring the creek behind her dwelling. Her love of nature led her to earn twin main levels in English and environmental science from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and earn a grasp’s diploma in environmental regulation from Vermont Law School.
Later, Argentine labored as an environmental marketing consultant. Her book “STEAM Jobs in Cybersecurity,” revealed in 2019 by Rourke Educational Media, taught center school-age kids the significance of cybersecurity, with examples of well-known laptop hacks. She additionally has written for nationwide and native magazines.
“Children now (learn about) environmental education in school, but that was not something that we received in school in my generation,” mentioned Argentine mentioned, who declined to state her age.
Argentine is underneath contract to put in writing one other book, however she is contractually unable to reveal particulars of the undertaking. She additionally has many concepts for different youngsters’ books.
“I’m focusing more on writing nonfiction for children in creative ways right now,” Argentine mentioned.
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Following the deliberate Oct. 5 launch of Zionsville writer Cynthia Argentine’s new children’s book, “Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature,” she is going to take part in a number of occasions to publicize her work and educate native kids about nature.
“I love our library here in town, and Laura Gangsad, who is one of the librarians and a friend of mine, has been a very helpful supporter,” Argentine mentioned. “She and I met and said, ‘What can we do to increase programming connected to the book (that) also involves people in the community?’ Now that the nature center is located within the library, it was perfect to partner with them.”
From 5 to five:45 p.m. Oct. 5 on the Zionsville Nature Center within the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, at 250 N. fifth Street, youngsters in grades Okay-3 are invited to a book birthday celebration, the place Argentine will speak concerning the inspiration for the book and lead kids by means of stations that showcase modifications in nature. To join the occasion, go to zionsvillelibrary.evanced.data/signup/EventDetails?EventId=29585&againTo=Calendar&startDate=2021/10/01.
At 10 a.m. Oct. 8, “Night Becomes Day” can be featured on the StoryWalk on Elm Street Green, 165 N. Elm St. in Zionsville. The library additionally will companion with Argentine to supply households with youngsters 3 and older further nature-related actions, similar to volcanoes erupting and melting ice. To join the occasion, go to zionsvillelibrary.evanced.data/signup/EventDetails?EventId=29238&againTo=Calendar&startDate=2021/10/01
“She showed me a digital copy, and it has beautiful pictures and it fit really great into our StoryWalk, so it’s going to be our StoryWalk (feature) for the month of October,” mentioned Gangstad, youth assistant division head on the library.
Argentine mentioned she is worked up to share her work with the group.
“I think this will be a fun way to bring together a lot of different interests connected to those books and nature,” Argentine mentioned.