our solar system (revised edition)

Summary:

Incredible photos fill the pages of this nonfiction picture book. First learn about the origins of the Milky Way, then dig into what scientists have discovered about the sun; the eight planets and their moons; and other celestial bodies like asteroids and comets.

Educational Themes:

There is more to this book than just information about the planets. Readers interested in space exploration will find lots of details about NASA's work in exploring our solar system (distances, mission names, et al).

Reading Level:
6.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a beautiful book and a highly recommended read. It is, however, more suitable for public and school libraries.
Parent Reaction:

The photographs are amazing. I loved opening the book to any page and then starting to read. There is a ton of information here. The layout and certain words in bold suggest an elementary audience, but the reading level is middle grade.

Pros:

Explore this book any way you choose. From planets and stars, to comets and asteroids, readers will get a "bird's eye" view of the solar system.

Cons:

The glossary is disappointing. It is crammed onto a page with the Index. The black pages are "unnumbered," so using the index can get frustrating for some readers.


Title Our Solar System
Author Seymour Simon
Publisher Collins, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2007 (revised edition)
Illustrators Seymour Simon
ISBN 0061140082
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Picture Book, Nature, Science, Space, Science - Astronomy
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