The Bluest of Blues: look inside a beautiful picture book biography of botanist and photographer Anna Atkins

Published on: 22 February 2019

You may not have heard of Anna Atkins, but she made the first book of photographs ever published – way back in the 19th century. Now her incredible life as an early female scientist has been turned into a gorgeous new storybook.

Take a look inside

This picture book is perfect for inspiring children aged 6-9 – have a look for yourself...

Collecting shells

Anna finds a poppy

Bugs in the laboratory

Anna and her seaweed specimens

More beautiful seaweed

All illustrations are from The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs by Fiona Robinson (Abrams Books for Young Readers, £12.99)

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