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Stars and Galaxies


Series
Astronaut Travel Guides

by
Isabel Thomas

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Heinemann
Imprint
Raintree
ISBN
9781410945730
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What are stars? How far from Earth are they? What happens when a star is born—and when it dies? This comprehensive introduction to stars and galaxies begins with the history of astronomy before moving on to telescopes; the life cycle of a star; galaxies, nebulae, and other celestial bodies; and a brief discussion of space travel. Interviews with an astronomer and an astronaut provide additional insight. The book’s information-packed spreads include captioned photos and multiple fact boxes. A constellation map, time line, guide to star color and temperature, glossary, further reading and other information resources, a link to publisher-approved Web sites, and an index make up the generous back matter.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

7 11/16" x 10 3/8"

Dewey

523.8

AR

6.4: points 1

Lexile

960L

Scholastic Reading Counts

4

JLG Release

Apr 2013

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review

This series takes readers on an imaginary trip through the universe. Nicely paced conversational texts deliver full descriptions about “What’s Out There?” and instructions for how to prepare for the journey, including how to train and what to bring. The history of previous exploratory ventures is detailed, and information about what space scientists hope to discover in the future is covered. Sidebars providing interesting facts and profiles are sprinkled liberally throughout, and clear photographs and illustrations enhance every page. Interviews with a variety of astronauts, scientists, etc. are also included. Each book concludes with a map of the solar system, a “Fact File” page, a “Find Out More” section, and other back matter. These volumes truly capture the excitement and adventure of space travel and will attract both browsers and report writers.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review

This series takes readers on an imaginary trip through the universe. Nicely paced conversational texts deliver full descriptions about “What’s Out There?” and instructions for how to prepare for the journey, including how to train and what to bring. The history of previous exploratory ventures is detailed, and information about what space scientists hope to discover in the future is covered. Sidebars providing interesting facts and profiles are sprinkled liberally throughout, and clear photographs and illustrations enhance every page. Interviews with a variety of astronauts, scientists, etc. are also included. Each book concludes with a map of the solar system, a “Fact File” page, a “Find Out More” section, and other back matter. These volumes truly capture the excitement and adventure of space travel and will attract both browsers and report writers.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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