Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World is a middle grade children’s picture book about all things asteroid. It was the first creative project fabulous writer Elizabeth Rusch and I collaborated on together. She and I travelled extensively while she interviewed and I photographed asteroid scientists and meteor hunters at work, and locations where asteroids had struck the earth. It was exciting, tons of fun, and at times, quite dangerous!

Role: Photographer

Atascadero, California - site of meteor strike, photo © Karin Anderson, 2020.
Meteor Crater in Arizona,
photo © Karin Anderson, 2020.
Infrared Image from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 


Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Best Book of 2017 by School Library Journal

ALA Notable

Bank Street Best Book of the Year

Junior Library Guild selection



“Lavishly illustrated”  — Kirkus

“….the accompanying photos and graphics are both informative and appealing.”       

— School Library Journal (*starred review*)


— The Horn Book

“It has beautiful illustrations by Karin Anderson.”  — Ezri,