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Gender: Male
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Idan Ben-Barak is a writer based in Melbourne.

Ben-Barak holds a BSc in medical science and an MSc in microbiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD in the history and philosophy of science at the University of Sydney.

In addition to works individually indexed on AustLit, he is also the author of SmallWonders : How Microbes Rule Our World (2008) and Why Aren't We Dead Yet? The Survivor's Guide to the Immune System (2014).

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y separately published work icon We Go Way Back Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2021 21827322 2021 single work picture book information book children's

'An entertaining yet scientifically accurate exploration of the origin of life on Earth from the award-winning author of Do Not Lick This Book and the bestselling illustrator of Who Am I?

'What is life?

'How did it start?

'Long, long ago, no one knows exactly where or when, a tiny bubble formed that was a Little Bit Different. It was the first living cell. Everyone's ancestor.

'And so the story of life begins ...

'In this visually stunning and brilliantly devised picture book, Idan Ben-Barak and Philip Bunting lead us through the origin of life on our planet, and how an odd little bubble gave rise to the incredible web of life on Earth.' (Publication summary)

2022 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Non-Fiction Illustrated Book designed by Philip Bunting.
y separately published work icon Argh! There's a Skeleton Inside You! Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 16559724 2019 single work picture book children's

'Quog and Oort are on their way to Kevin's birthday party. Unfortunately, their spaceship has crashed. Pick up this book to lend them a hand!

'An interstellar exploration of hands and what's inside them, from the award-winning creators of the internationally successful Do Not Lick This Book.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 winner APA Book Design Awards Designers' Choice Children's / Young Adult Book of the Year
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Eve Pownall Award
2020 winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book designed by Julian Frost.
y separately published work icon Do Not Lick This Book Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 10954082 2017 single work picture book children's

'Min is a microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before - like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt.

'The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.' (Publication summary)

2019 selected White Ravens
2018 shortlisted The STEAM Children's Book Prize Early Years
2018 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2018 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Eva Pownall Award for Information Books
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