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Saturn for my Birthday

John McGranaghan (author), Wendy Edelson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180340

Jeffrey wants Saturn for his birthday, and he wants the moons too--all 47 of them. After all, they'll make great night-lights! But he's not selfish; he'll share the rings with some of his friends at school and with his teacher, Mrs. Cassini. Facts about Saturn are woven seamlessly throughout this funny story as Jeffrey explains just what he'll do with his present and how he'll take care of it. His dad better hurry with the order, though, because shipping might take a while. The "For Creative Minds" education section features "Solar System" and "Saturn Fun Facts."

Pieces of Another World

Mara Rockliff (author), Salima Alikhan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180029

This touching story of a father and child's nighttime excursion to watch a meteor shower is told through the eyes of a child in awe of the night world. Rockliff's vivid descriptions make readers feel as though they too are watching the tiny bits of other, distant worlds blazing into our own.The "For Creative Minds" education section includes teaching trivia about meteors, meteor showers, comets, and asteroids as well as a "Meteor Math" game, a "Five Steps to a Fantastic Meteor Watching Party" checklist, and a recipe for comet cookies.

Space Exploration

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989596

This book provides readers with a comprehensive history of human exploration in space including 'space race,' the creation of NASA, and subsequent space missions. Engaging pictures help follow mankind's exploration of space every step of the way.

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.

Solar System

Fran Howard (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617859892

Explores the solar system, which includes our sun, and everything that orbits it, including planets, dwarf planets, and moons.

Over the Rainbow with Googol and Googolplex

Nelly Kazenbroot

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551434711

The alien robots are back! Googol and Googolplex are back from space, ready to continue their scavenger hunt. Pippa and Troy are eager to help, but runaway bulls and disappearing rainbows make their task difficult. And dangerous!

Down the Chimney with Googol and Googolplex

Nelly Kazenbroot

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437613

Googol and Googolplex are on a mission to learn about Earth by collecting a number of items including a blackbird's song, snowballs and a chocolate bar. Pippa and Troy are happy to help, especially when they get to ride to the North Pole in a spaceship. But when they return, Martin, the bully next-door, sees something that he shouldn't.

Mercury

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612112022

The planet Mercury has highs around 800 °F and lows around -280 °F. Students will learn about Mercury's discovery, physical characteristics, and the environment that supports these extreme temperatures. Blastoff! Series

NASA

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142932

The United States accelerated the space race in 1958 by forming NASA. Eager readers will learn about the history of NASA and its many manned and unmanned missions. Blastoff! Series

Jupiter

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144066

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It is known for its giant spinning storm called the Great Red Spot. Young students will learn all about Jupiter's discovery, storms, moons, and how this giant planet has been explored. Blastoff! Series

Mars

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144059

Mars is known as the red, rocky planet. It has many volcanoes, including the solar system's largest one. Eager readers will learn about the physical features of Mars and its place in the solar system. Blastoff! Series

The Hubble Telescope

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142963

The Hubble Telescope travels at 17,500 miles per hour to capture fascinating images of space. Young learners will read about the creation of the Hubble Telescope and the ways we use it to learn more about the universe. Blastoff! Series

Earth

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144042

Earth is the only planet in the solar system known to support life. Children will explore our home's water, atmosphere, and the diverse land features that make Earth a beautiful place to live! Blastoff! Series

Neptune

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144097

Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun. It takes 165 Earth years to complete a single orbit! Young students will learn about the discovery of Neptune, its moons, and the information gathered by Voyager II, the only space probe to pass by this distant planet. Blastoff! Series

Saturn

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144073

Saturn has the largest and most complex ring system of any planet in the solar system. Young learners will read about Saturn's discovery, its physical traits, and how the sixth planet in the solar system has been explored. Blastoff! Series

Space Shuttles

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142949

Space shuttles bring astronauts into and out of space. Children will learn about the history of space shuttles, the advanced technology onboard, and how these vehicles perform their missions. Blastoff! Series

Space Stations

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142956

Astronauts live and work on space stations that orbit Earth. Young readers will read about space station parts, the first space stations, and the International Space Station. Blastoff! Series

The Sun

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144004

The sun radiates light, heat, and energy at the center of the solar system. Eager students will explore how the sun works and its relationship to Earth and the other planets. Blastoff! Series

Uranus

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144080

The planet Uranus has a bright blue-green color because of methane gas in its atmosphere. Young children will learn about the discovery of Uranus, how it has been explored, and why it is tilted on its side! Blastoff! Series

Venus

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144035

With reflective clouds, Venus appears to be the brightest planet in the night sky. Young students will read about the discovery of Venus, its harsh environment, and the ways it has been explored. Blastoff! Series

Volume 7: Astronomy and Space

Tim Clifford (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781600446535

Take an in-depth look at astronomy and space in this science encyclopedia.

Lives of Stars

Chana Stiefel (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179676

Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about the lives of stars.

Comets and Meteors

Chana Stiefel (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179669

Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about comets and meteors.

The Universe

Mary Kay Carson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179652

Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about the universe.