Search Results: 48 books from 17 publishers. Learn more

The Constellation Ursa Major: The Story of the Big Bear

Lisa Owings (author) JT Morrow (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623236632

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.

Marty's Mission: An Apollo 11 Story

Judy Young (author) David Miles (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138346

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.

Sara Seager: Planetary Scientist

Paige V. Polinsky (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179448

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.

Five Frosty Friends and Other Snowy Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374960

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.

Astronomer

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624965890

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.

Cupcakes with Sally Ride

Kyla Steinkraus (author) Katie Wood (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683424994

The Sweets Shop always gets special customers, but when Sally Ride comes to visit, Fiona and Finley go on a special trip—into outer space! Finley and Fiona have a blast, but there’s more to learn on this epic journey than they expected. Includes extensive back matter with biography, further reading, and author interview.

The Moon Landing

Nikole Brooks Bethea (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968730

In The Moon Landing, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the first trip to the moon. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the astronauts faced and the triumph of the landing.

Winter Solstice

Jenna Lee Gleisner (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503826168

Engage readers with a story of the winter solstice. Readers are introduced to the concepts of how Earth's tilt creates the seasons and why there are less hours of daylight in winter. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun.

Neil Armstrong

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433396762

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to ever walk on the moon! Readers will be engaged from cover to cover as they learn about Armstrong's inspirational career as an astronaut in this biography that features additional information on gravity, NASA, and the moon landing. The vivid images work in conjunction with the supportive text, timeline, glossary, and index to allow for better understanding of the content.

Robots in Space

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963063

In Robots in Space, early fluent readers learn about the many ways robots expand what's possible in the field of space exploration. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the fascinating world of robots. An infographic illustrates the unique features of a particular robot, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about robots that work in space using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Robots in Space also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Challenge in Space

Felicia Law & Gerry Bailey (author), Leighton Noyes (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781910828069

Joe and Dr. Bea have been chosen to train as astronauts after which they will visit the International Space Station. There they will carry out some useful scientific experiments. It's an exciting challenge as they must cope with space travel, microgravity, cramped conditions - and in a dangerous moment, a meteor bombardment that threatens to knock Joe away from the spaceship.

Milkshakes with Maria Mitchell

Jessica Anderson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914572

Join Fiona and Finley as they travel back in time with America's first professional female astronomer, Maria Mitchell.

Day and Night

Patricia Armentrout (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780991502479

Learn about the basic patterns of the sun and moon, and what causes day and night.

Living in Space

Christine Dugan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989602

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.

How the Moon Regained Her Shape

Janet Ruth Heller (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180043

Influenced by Native American folktales, this story teaches the phases of the moon while emphasizing how to deal with bullies. After the sun insults her, the moon is hurt and disappears. With the help of her many friends, the moon regains her self-confidence each day until she is back to her full size. The "For Creative Minds" section includes moon observations, fun facts, Native American names for full moon, a section on how to deal with bullies (paperback), a lunar calendar, and graphics to help view and understand the moon's phases. Helps children deal with bullies.

Exploration

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840418

Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. Exploration introduces readers to both the history and future of outer space exploration. These books may be learning tools, but they are also designed to feed the interests of reluctant readers through stunning images from NASA, as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader.

Astronaut Firsts

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840401

Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. From the history of the space race in Astronaut Firsts to the amazing tools of Robots & Rovers, readers are introduced to both the history and future of outer space exploration. These books may be learning tools, but they are also designed to feed the interests of reluctant readers through stunning images from NASA, as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader.

Sky Watch

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840432

Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. Sky Watch introduces readers to both the history and future of outer space exploration. These books may be learning tools, but they are also designed to feed the interests of reluctant readers through stunning images from NASA, as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader.

Robots & Rovers

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840425

Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. Robots & Rovers introduces readers to the amazing tools used by NASA and both the history and future of outer space exploration. These books may be learning tools, but they are also designed to feed the interests of reluctant readers through stunning images from NASA, as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader.

Space Stations

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841293

Expand your young reader's universe! Simple, straightforward text paired with color and historic photos discusses the history and modern use of space stations. Readers will learn how astronauts use them to make observations and conduct experiments. Also discussed is how space stations are launched into space to be built by astronauts, as well as what life is like for astronauts living on a space station. Well-known stations Salyut, Skylab, Mir, and the International Space Station are highlighted. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

NASA

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841262

Expand your young reader's universe! Simple, straightforward text paired with color and historic photos discusses NASA and its major accomplishments in space travel. Beginning with the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, readers will learn about the first space launches, the establishment of NASA and its early missions, Project Apollo and the moon landing, and NASA's future goals. Also discussed is NASA's development of spacecraft from space capsules to space shuttles to space stations, including the International Space Station. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Rockets & Satellites

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841279

Expand your young reader's universe! Simple, straightforward text paired with color and historic photos discusses how rockets and satellites are used to explore the universe. Readers will learn how powerful rockets launch spacecraft. Also discussed are natural satellites and artificial satellites, including space probes and piloted spacecraft. The history and future goals of rockets and satellites are covered as well. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Space Exploration

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841286

Take readers on a journey through space! Simple, straightforward text paired with color and historic photos discusses the topic of space exploration. Beginning with the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, readers will learn about the first space launches, early astronauts, the first moon landing, and future space goals. Also discussed is the development of space probes, space capsules, space shuttles, and space stations, including the International Space Station. Readers will learn what life is like for an astronaut in space. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index