Introduces the solar system, its origins, and shooting stars, and looks at how scientists are exploring outer space.
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The Solar System
by Paul P. Sipiera
Call Number: 523.3 SIP
Publication Date: 1997-03-01
Animals. American History. Earth Science. Geography. Health. Space. True Books covers all this and more in photo-filled chapter books that provide a basic introduction to curriculum-relevant topics. Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and an index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, and redesigned with a fresh new look in 1996, the new True Books series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.
Kingdom of the Sun
by Jacqueline Mitton; Christina Balit (Illustrator); S. Mitton
Call Number: 523.2 MIT
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
Children take a wondrous tour of our solar system in this stunning new book that weaves mythology and astronomy in magical ways. Jacqueline Mittons poetic text explores each planet, comparing its features to those of the Roman god or goddess for whom it was named. Although this naming occurred long before humans had accurate information about the planets, the book points out some remarkable coincidences based on what we know today. The veiled goddess Venus, for example, lends her name to a cloud-veiled planet. And the blue, stormy planet Neptune is named for the god of the sea. Christina Balits glorious illustrations, sparkling with gold-foil accents, bring the mythology to life and draw children into the wonders of our planetary kingdom. This intriguing and highly informative booka sequel to the same teams best-selling Zoo in the Skypresents the most up-to-date, scientific details about the planets in an artful way that will stir the minds and imaginations of young readers.
by Amanda Davis
Call Number: 523.8 DAV
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
With video and computer games, sitcoms, and the mall, many kids have been prematurely distracted from asking some of the larger questions and exploring what we already know about the universe. This new series awakens a sense of awe at the magnitude of outer space and its mysteries.
Looking Through a Telescope
by Linda Bullock
Call Number: 522 BUL
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
This series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Science: Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Science and Technology, Science as Inquiry, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives