Can you imagine a world without books? What if writing simply didnt exist? It might sound unbelievable, but books have actually been around for thousands of yearsa lot longer than weve had paper and ink! This title in the fantastic new You Wouldnt Want to Live Without series traces the history of books from their earliest origins as clay tablets to their very latest formthe e-book. Youll learn how important theyve been to our culture and civilization, and soon see why you really, really, wouldnt want to live without them. Featuring a handy timeline, fascinating facts and top tips on how to make books through the ages. The well-organized text in this title allows readers to explore relationships between historic scientific events. Grade-appropriate contexts help readers determine the meaning of academic words and phrases while the vivid illustrations and text features help navigate the text and locate answers to questions.