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  • Published: 30 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761340826
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

How to Save the Whole Blinkin' Planet

A Renewable Energy Adventure!



Let’s go on a renewable energy adventure and imagine a brighter future for the whole blinkin’ planet! Join engaging TV host and science communicator Lee Constable and award-winning graphic novelist and ex-quantum physicist Aśka, as they explore the future of energy.

Join an electrifying mission exploring the future of energy! Find out more about everyday energy, our fossil-fuel climate culprits – coal, oil and gas – and the exciting world of renewables.
Power up your brains! As an imagineer and eco-superhero, you will level up your energy know-how through quick quizzes and shocking facts, and learn more about the science behind power.
You can be a bright spark just like our superhero, Captain Kilowatt. It’s going to be a tonne of blinkin’ fun!

'This engaging and often humorous book is highly accessible for all middle grade readers. Highly recommended.' Kathryn Beilby, readplus.com.au

  • Published: 30 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761340826
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Lee Constable

Lee Constable is a science and sustainability presenter and edu-tainer. She is best known for hosting Network 10 kids’ science TV show Scope. Her TV appearances also include Studio 10, ABC News Breakfast and War on Waste (Season Three). Lee is the author of How to Save the Whole Stinkin’ Planet: A Garbological Adventure and How to Save the Whole Blinkin' Planet: A Renewable Energy Adventure.
Growing up on her family’s sheep farm in rural New South Wales during severe drought inspired Lee to pursue her interest in science, climate and the environment in a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (Honours). While studying a Masters
of Science Communication she toured remote and regional Australia in the Questacon Science Circus, hosted a radio show on 2XXFM and SYN Nation, and founded Co-Lab: Science Meets Street Art. Lee’s other adventures included guiding night-time spotlight tours of the National Botanic Gardens, giving tours of a landfill and recycling sorting facility and commentating robot battles.
In 2018 Lee embarked on an Antarctic journey as part of an all-women in STEM voyage. She used this experience to create Antarctica: The Twitch-u-mentary – an eight-hour livestreamed interactive edu-taining experience on her Twitch channel where she also talks science.
From spending evenings as an Education Ranger with a spotlight in hand showing school groups the plants and animals of the Australian National Botanic Gardens to spending days showing kids around ACT's landfill and recycling sorting facility, there's no environment too hot, cold, dark or smelly to warrant some youth-friendly scientific communication.
Lee regularly presents Instagram and Tiktok explainer videos for her own channels as well as other organisations and works as an MC and freelance science and sustainability communicator. In her spare time, she enjoys scuba diving and delivering science-y stand-up comedy routines as her Drag King alter ego Milton MANgo. You can find Lee constantly babbling on all social media platforms as @Constababble.

Aśka

Aśka, (pronounced 'Ash-ka'), is creative dynamite! She’s an energetic visual storyteller, an ex-quantum physicist and a talented science communicator. A hugely engaging and popular presenter, Aśka is passionate about visual literacy and has published more than ten books, comics and graphic novels; in Australia and overseas. Her recent titles include the multi-award shortlisted YA graphic novel Stars in Their Eyes (with Jessica Walton) and Aśka is also a recipient of several Australian arts grants, prizes and fellowships. When she’s not creating books, Aśka is travelling across Australia, teaching drawing-as-a-language to enthusiastic audiences of all ages.

Praise for How to Save the Whole Blinkin' Planet

This engaging and often humorous book is highly accessible for all middle grade readers with clear headings and significant white space surrounding the text. The graphic-style images and diagrams add to the visual appeal and reinforce understanding of the information presented. Highly recommended.

Kathryn Beilby, Readplus.com.au

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