Idan Ben-Barak holds a BSc in medical science, an MSc in microbiology, and a PhD in the history and philosophy of science. His first book, Small Wonders: How Microbes Rule Our World has been published around the world and won the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB&F (Science Books and Films) Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult category. An excerpt from his most recent book, Why Aren't We Dead Yet? The Survivor's Guide to the Immune System, was runner-up in the 2015 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Idan lives in Melbourne with his wife and two children.
Published: August 2021
An entertaining and scientific 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?
Published: August 2019
A funny picture book about a fascinating concept in science, by the highly successful duo who brought us Do Not Lick This Book (it's full of germs) - the award-winning author of Small Wonders, and the animator behind the wildly successful video 'Dumb Ways to Die'.
Published: June 2017
A brilliantly simple, funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes all around them by the award-winning author of Small Wonders and the animator of the insanely successful video 'Dumb Ways to Die' featuring scanning electron microscope images by Linnea Rundgren.