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How Did Humans Go Extinct?

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Let’s learn about the most mystifying species to ever walk the Earth!

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before October 19, 2021.

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Forthcoming: 10/19/21

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Age level: 5 – 9 | Grade Level: K–3 | Lexile Level: AD570L | F&P Text Level: P

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before October 19, 2021.

Part of our Black Sheep imprint for young readers.

Plib is like every other Nøørfbløøk kid on Earth, except for one thing.

He loves humans—those horrible, terrifying monsters who dominated the planet ten billion years ago.

Only one thing about the humans bothers Plib. What happened to them all? Did they turn the planet into an uninhabitable wasteland? Or did they turn on each other? Or did the humans die out because of something else they did—or didn’t—do?

Find the answer in How Did Humans Go Extinct?

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Published: 10/19/21
  • IBSN: 9781617759277
  • e-IBSN: 9781617759406


JOHNNY MARCIANO is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator. His work for kids includes Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat and The Witches of Benevento series, as well as Madeline at the White House. He lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with his wife, twelve-year-old daughter, two cats, and a dog. His latest children’s book is How Did Humans Go Extinct?

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PAUL HOPPE has illustrated various children’s books, including Good Vibrations (song lyrics by Mike Love and Brian Wilson), Neymar: A Soccer Dream Come True, and The Woods, which he also wrote. His work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and American Illustration, among others. Originally from Poland and raised in Germany, Hoppe works from a shared studio in the Pencil Factory in Brooklyn, and lives in Queens.How Did Humans Go Extinct? is his latest book.

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