2020 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Master List In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. The Apollo program was designed by NASA to meet that challenge, and on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin. Apollo 11's prime mission objective: "Perform a manned lunar landing and return." Four days after take-off, the Lunar Module "Eagle," carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia," and descended to the moon. Armstrong reported back to Houston's Command Center, "The Eagle has landed." America and the world watched in wonder and awe as a new chapter in space exploration opened. Through verse and informational text, author Rhonda Gowler Greene celebrates Apollo 11's historic moon landing.
Introduces the cycles of seasons and their impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how Earth's tilt plays an important role, how the hemispheres are effected differently, and what happens when seasons are disturbed. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.
Explore the history and physical details of our planet--including the atmospheric layers, the plates underground, and the solar system--in this engaging nonfiction reader that introduces early elementary readers to scientific ideas and concepts. Featuring bright images, supportive charts and diagrams, and lively text, children will be intrigued from cover to cover!
Readers find out what it's like for astronauts to eat, sleep, and work on a manned space flight in this adventurous nonfiction reader. Children will discover what it's like to be weightless in zero gravity, how Mission Control helps keep astronauts safe, and what astronauts do during their free time through vivid photographs, interesting, informative text, and stimulating facts.
Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts. With a glossary and index, readers will want to learn all they can about exploring space!
In this encouraging nonfiction reader, children visit an actual space camp! Readers will learn what astronauts eat, where they sleep, and how they prepare for journeys into space through the help of robots and stimulators. Featuring vibrant images, informative text, and fun, interesting facts, readers are encouraged to discover what they would want to explore in space!
Aliens and planets and rockets and astronauts are ready to make little ones laugh! Get kids reading AND laughing with funny outer space jokes. Jenna Johnston's bold illustrations add to the hilarity of outer space puns. Developing readers will build confidence and story time will never be the same for your rocket-loving child. These jokes are silly and strange and make a great gift for a science and space fan.
This book for elementary readers outlines key dates throughout this change maker's life. Engaging photographs and a timeline depict each step in paving the way for others, from Sally Ride's early ambition with tennis through her first two space missions and her work to inspire young girls to pursue science. A table of contents, glossary, further resources, and an index are included.
From the sun’s rays to sunglasses, learn all about the sun in five easy-to-read chapters. Vibrant, full-color photographs appeal to visual learners. Zoom in even deeper with a key stats section and bolded glossary words. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Humans have watched the skies for aliens for decades. Which sightings have been proven to be hoaxes? Eerie, fascinating, and kid-friendly, this book explores the truth behind the myths.
Offers readers a captivating look into UFOs and questions whether aliens exist, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
Mae Jemison's groundbreaking journey to space opened doors for future women to succeed in STEM fields and beyond. Find out what led to her expedition to space, and learn more about the great work she has done since.
Offers readers a captivating look into space missions, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
Highlights fascinating facts about space, from the hottest planet in the solar system to volcanoes that spew icy slush. Learn about the planet that spins on its side, the only animal that can survive in space without a spacesuit, an asteroid so big that scientists mistook it for a planet, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Highlights fascinating facts about Earth, from deep within its core to high in the atmosphere. Learn about Earth's flipping magnetic pole, scorching deserts, exploding lakes, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
The first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison has broken barriers in science and medicine to become one of the most admired women worldwide. This fascinating book describes how Jemison refused to let anyone stand in the way of her dreams. She became a doctor and worked in the Peace Corps until NASA invited her to join the astronaut program. Today, she is an important advocate for science in education - especially for girls and women. Jemison also continues to push scientific research to improve life in developing countries.
Invites readers to investigate stories about aliens through engaging text, vibrant imagery, and clear, simple graphics.
This book traces the story of the development of inventions in space technology – from the earliest steps to our current technology. It concentrates on illustrating how each breakthrough eventually led to a new one.
Retells the story of Ursa Minor as the nurse of Zeus and recounts the tale of Zeus's birth and rise to power, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Ursa Minor and the star Polaris, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture.
Retells the story and adventures of Hercules, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Hercules, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture.
Retells the story of Ursa Major as the transformation of Callisto and Arcas, discusses the astronomical features of the constellation Ursa Major, and describes the history of the constellation and its myths in world culture including the role of the Big Dipper in the Underground Railroad.
It's 1969 and Marty's family lives on the U.S. island of Guam, where his father manages the NASA tracking station. It's important work and never more so than during the Apollo 11 space mission, where the tracking station relays signals back and forth between the astronauts and Mission Control in Houston, Texas. Along with the rest of the world, Marty listens to every mission update, including the historic landing on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong's first steps. But during Apollo 11's return to Earth, something goes wrong. There is a problem with the tracking station's antenna during the final hours of the mission. The problem must be resolved--the antenna is the only way Mission Control can communicate with the astronauts before Apollo 11 splashes down. Marty finds himself playing a key role in helping bring the craft safely back to Earth. Based on actual events, young readers get a front-row seat to this historic event in this new entry in the Tales of Young Americans series.
Is there an Earth twin hiding in the stars? Sara Seager is on a mission to find out! The astrophysicist is leading the quest to explore planets beyond our solar system. Early readers can discover more about Sara’s life and scientific work in this engaging biography.
Brr! Five snowmen race down a hill, but only one makes it to the finish line. In another kind of "snowstorm," Jem uses her quick thinking to save her new friend, Vianna. Issac is excited to see snow for the first time, and Angela finds a new way to fly. Stories by Kathleen Doherty, Roxanne Werner, Nancy Dearborn, and Wendy Hogarth.
In Astronomer, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take early fluent readers on an informational interview with a space scientist. Readers learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of this career and the things they can do now to prepare for work as an astronomer. An infographic illustrates the tools of the trade, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about astronomers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Astronomer also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.