A child astronaut takes an imaginary trip to Jupiter, learns about the harsh conditions on the biggest planet, and decides that Earth is a good home after all. Includes solar system diagram, Jupiter vs. Earth fact chart, and glossary.
A child astronaut takes an imaginary trip to Saturn, learns about the harsh conditions on the gas planet, and decides that Earth is a good home after all. Includes solar system diagram, Saturn vs. Earth fact chart, and glossary.
A child astronaut takes an imaginary trip to Neptune and the outer reaches of the solar system, learns about the harsh conditions on the planet, and decides that Earth is a good home after all. Includes solar system diagram, Neptune vs. Earth fact chart, and glossary.
A child astronaut takes an imaginary trip to Uranus, learns about the harsh conditions on the planet, and decides that Earth is a good home after all. Includes solar system diagram, Uranus vs. Earth fact chart, and glossary.
A child astronaut takes an imaginary trip to Venus, learns about the extremely hot and harsh conditions on the planet, and decides that Earth is a good home after all. Includes solar system diagram, Venus vs. Earth fact chart, and glossary.
Introduces the moon, planets, and other objects in space, while teaching the concept of counting to ten.
Explore our solar system. Find out about all the planets and their position in relation to the Sun.
Learn where our home planet fits into the solar system, what it is made of, and why it is the only place we can live.
Learn all about Jupiter, our solar system's largest planet, and its many moons.
Discover what it's like on the surface of the red planet and find out how space missions have helped scientists learn more about it.
Find out about the closest planet to the Sun and learn why its years are so short.
Travel to the far reaches of our solar system and learn about this distant, gaseous world.
Learn all about the distant planet Uranus and its many moons and rings.
Venus is the closest planet to Earth, and it is also very similar in size. Learn all about "Earth's twin".
Discover the beautiful ringed planet Saturn and its dozens of moons.
What should I eat in space today? Something that won't float away! Food that sticks onto a spoon Is best when dining on the moon. Learn all about the pioneering dog-stronauts and how technology created for space affects our life on earth. Each section tops off with activities and kick-starting questions that expand a child's understanding of the subject matter and how it applies to the wider world and his or her daily life. Make it personal, make it fun, and science will captivate young readers
All the stats and facts you need to know about the Sun - the only star in our solar system. Find out what it is made of and why we need it to survive.
Learn about the basic patterns of the sun and moon, and what causes day and night.
Find out what planet Earth is made of, where it is in our solar system, and why it is the only planet we know of that can sustain life.
Find out why Pluto was renamed a dwarf planet, where it is in the solar system and some of what we know from the New Horizons Mission.
Henry is under the quilt, on the bed, in the bedroom, in the house, and so on up to his place in the wide universe.
Below-freezing temperatures, scorching heat, and storms bigger than the planet Earth are just some of the wild weather you will encounter on your trip through the solar system! Get your fun facts along with your forecast for each major planet, as well as a moon (Titan) and a dwarf planet (Pluto). Get ready for some out of this world fun with Solar System Forecast!
Soar into the Solar System to witness the first Favorite Planet Competition, emceed by none other than the former-ninth planet, now known as dwarf planet Pluto. The readers become the judges after the sun can't pick a favorite and the meteors leave for a shower. Who will the lucky winning planet be? Could it be speedy-messenger Mercury, light-on-his-feet Saturn, or smoking-hot Venus? Readers learn all about each planet as Pluto announces them with short, tongue-in-cheek facts. Children will spend hours searching the art for all the references to famous scientists and people of history, space technology, constellations, art, and classic literature.
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."
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.