Annabelle & Aiden Children's Book Series
Annabelle & Aiden is an inspirational children's book series on the line where science meets philosophy.
What Happens When We Die?
In this inspiring, life-affirming tale, Annabelle asks, “What happens when we die?” Aiden dreams of an afterlife with marshmallow shoes and chocolate kangaroos. But with the help of their dear friends (Tardigrade Tom and Skeptisaurus), the children discover what we DO know, and how worth celebrating it is. How our atoms rejoin the universe, which remains forever changed by our lives. How our energy lasts forever, along with the stories of our loved ones we keep alive by honoring their memories. And most of all, how mortality can inspire us to appreciate the incredible opportunity we’ve been given: to live the best, most meaningful lives we can, surrounded by the people we love.
Worlds Within Us
“How did our universe form?” Annabelle wonders to Aiden. Luckily, the friendly Tardigrade Tom answers by taking the children on their biggest adventure yet! Soaring through space and time, they witness the universe’s earliest stages, marvel at the big bang, and learn how each and every one of us is literally made of the same stardust. Readers will learn how we each hold a part of the universe inside us, and are far more special, interconnected, and ‘larger’ than we may think.
The Story of Life
In this inspirational storybook written in rhyme, Annabelle asks “Why do we look, the way that we do? With hands and feet, in neat sets of two? What made my eyes? And what made my nose? And the shape of my body, from my head to my toes?” A wise owl answers with the amazing story of Darwinian evolution, and perhaps more importantly, what we can learn from it: to be kind to one another, as we are all related in the same family tree.
Oh, The Things We Believed!
In this delightful illustrated book written in rhyme, the children gaze at a face-shaped cloud, and Aiden asks if it is real. To answer, our favorite feathered-dinosaur, the Skeptisaurus, guides the children to use their critical thinking skills when determining myth from fact. He takes the kids on an amazing journey through legends of old times, from witches to oracles, explaining how we evolved to see things that aren’t always there. But when those myths vanish, they see that real scientific discovery is just as exciting, and can change the world. The children learn that “real answers may not be magic, but they are always magical.”