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STEAM Stories Computer Time

First Technology Words

Illustrated by Liza Lewis
Published by Little Genius Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

An edu-taining new series that introduces simple science, technology, engineering, art, and math words in an engaging, rhyming story. 

With bright, energetic illustrations, and simple, rhyming text, It’s Computer Time follows along as two classmates actively learn with a computer—turning it on, using the mouse, dragging and dropping, and even dancing. Written with preschool curriculum vocabulary in mind, each page features one or more technology term, such as Internet, icon, keyboard, app, delete, spacebar, and more, all of which are then simply defined on the last spread. The story is relatable and entertaining, all while showcasing responsible and engaging use of the technology involved.  

Joe Rhatigan is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children’s books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Little Genius Solar System (Little Genius, 2021) Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.

Liza Lewis began her career as a graphic designer before pursuing her passion for illustration. Her work is infused with wonderful textures and colors, and with great creativity and fun. She gets loads of inspiration from her family, dog, cat, animals, toys, music, art, fabrics and plants - anything really!  Liza lives in Southampton, England. 

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