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But Why launches new book series

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But Why is pleased to announce a new book series co-authored by Jane Lindholm and Melody Bodette. This series is perfect for for adults to read to elementary-aged kids, or for independent readers ages seven to eleven years old. The books were published on June 28, 2022 by Grosset and Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House with audio books by Listening Library.

Are Llamas Ticklish?

  • Do you know why goats have rectangular pupils? Or why milk is white? Or why you don’t find blue eggs at the grocery store? You will after you read this book!
  • The team behind the wildly popular But Why podcast takes you on a short romp through the barnyard with answers to all of your questions about farm animals, serious or silly.

Pre-order from: Vermont Book Shop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million | Bookshop.org| Hudson Booksellers | IndieBound | Powell's | Target | Walmart | Audiobook


Do Fish Breathe Underwater?

  • This second book in the But Why series answers questions from real kids about the ocean and ocean animals.
  • Are jellyfish made of jelly? Why do pufferfish puff up? What causes waves? This non-fiction book explores the underwater world of the ocean.

Pre-order from: Vermont Book Shop | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million | Bookshop.org | Hudson Booksellers | IndieBound | Powell's | Target | Walmart| Audiobook


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But Why is a show led by you, kids! You ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Tap or click for more.

Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
Melody is the senior producer for But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids and the co-author of two But Why books with Jane Lindholm.