Mars


Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795308809
Category: Fiction
Page: 562
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Considered one of Ben Bova’s most famous Grand Tour novels: “A gripping, realistic tale of man’s first expedition to the red planet. Don’t miss it” (Terry Brooks). Jamie Waterman is a young Navaho geologist who is picked for the ground team of the first manned expedition to Mars. He will be joining an international team of astronauts and scientists. But once the crew land on the red planet, they soon discover they must battle not only the alien land on which they have invaded but earthbound bureaucrats as well. When they come face to face with a chasm ten times as deep and large as the Grand Canyon, all twenty-five astronauts must face the most shocking discovery of all . . . “The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world.” —Ray Bradbury “A splendid book . . . Of his many books, Mars must be the most important.” —Arthur C. Clarke

Comets


Author: Melanie Chrismer
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531146941
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Describes what comets are, where they come from, and how they make shooting stars.

The Sun


Author: Melanie Chrismer
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531147535
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Using simple text, describes the characteristics of the Sun.

Neptune


Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
ISBN: 1623342589
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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This newly-updated (2012) edition includes over twenty dramatic, full-color photographs and a concise, easy-to-read text, award-winning author Seymour Simon gives us an introduction to Neptune, a turbulent world from its mysterious clouds of methane-ice to its raging winds of up to seven hundred miles per hour and its Great Dark Spot, a huge hurricane big enough to swallow our entire planet Earth. We also learn about the bright white cloud scientists have nicknamed Scooter and about Neptune's surprising moons, including pink, volcanic Triton-the coldest object ever measured in the Solar System.

The Sun Is My Favorite Star


Author: Frank Asch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152063979
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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A girl describes why she loves the Sun and the many ways in which it helps the earth and the life upon it.

Jupiter


Author: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780431122632
Category: Jupiter (Planet)
Page: 39
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Part of a series which takes the reader on an imaginary journey through the solar system. Each title covers: the position of the planet in the solar system; the planet's origin, composition and geology; and biographical information on the key people connected to the discovery of the planet.

The Sun: Our Amazing Star


Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515157023
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Blast off and explore the star of our solar system—the Sun! Billions of stars fill the universe. But for humans, the most important star is the one closest to Earth—the Sun. From vitamin D to solar energy, the Sun provides the power necessary to sustain life on our planet. And as the center of our solar system, the strong gravitational pull from this ball of burning gas keeps all the planets in orbit. Discover the significance of the Sun and its brilliant blaze in this fascinating book!

The Moon


Author: Melanie Chrismer
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531147641
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Using simple text, describes the characteristics of the Moon.

The Sun


Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062344994
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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In this completely updated edition of The Sun featuring beautiful full-color photographs, Seymour Simon presents a fascinating introduction to the star that is the center of our Solar System. Young readers will love exploring the wonders of the sun, from the constant nuclear explosions at its core to the sea of boiling gases that forms its surface. Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for more than twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards. This book includes an author's note, glossary, and index and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.

Our Earth

Making Less Trash
Author: Peggy Hock
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531204344
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Describes how current methods of trash disposal lead to pollution, and suggests how reducing, reusing, and recycling materials can lead to less waste becoming trash.

Astronomy Lab for Kids

52 Family-Friendly Activities
Author: Michelle Nichols
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631591347
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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Introduce your children to the wonders of the galaxy in a fun, hands on way! It can be hard to explain and understand what lies beyond what you see in the beauitiful night sky. Astronomy Lab for Kids teaches children the basics of outerspace in 52 lessons that can be done with everyday items from around your house. Mini astronomers will learn about things such as the size and scale of planets using sandwich cookies and tennis balls, how to measure the speed of light with a flat candy bar and a microwave, how to make a simple telecope with magnifying glasses, and so much more! Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.

Mercury

The Iron Planet
Author: Lincoln James
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1433942968
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Presents general information about the planet Mercury, including its place in the solar system, what its surface is like, and what it is made of.

The Solar System


Author: Gregory L. Vogt
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736834599
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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"Describes the Sun, planets, and other objects in the solar system."

Earth


Author: Cody Crane
Publisher: Children's Press
ISBN: 9780531228616
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Did you know that Earth is the only planet we know of that can support life? Readers will blast off with Rocket to learn fascinating facts like this and more, all in the pages of this book.

When You Look Up at the Moon


Author: Allan Fowler
Publisher: Children's Press
ISBN: 9780516060255
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 31
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Answers questions the young reader may have about the moon, such as what life would be like on the moon, what it looks like close up, and what Earth looks like from there

Sun


Author: Steve Tomecek
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9780792255826
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 31
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Presents facts about the sun, what it is made of, its distance from Earth, and its relation to other planets in the solar system.

The Moon


Author: Elaine Landau
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531125625
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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How's the weather on the Moon? There is no weather! Discover more true and surprising facts about the moon. Includes a map of the moon's cool paces, time lines, drawings, photos--and a peek at an astronaut's space suit.

Neptune


Author: Melanie Chrismer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780516250625
Category: Neptune (Planet)
Page: 24
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Who Likes the Sun?


Author: Etta Kaner
Publisher: Exploring the Elements
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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A fact-filled series title invites readers to explore their world with delight and curiosity as they open flaps to find the science of the sun and related topics clearly explained.

Science Vocabulary Readers

Life Cycles, Level 2
Author: Liza Charlesworth
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545015974
Category: Education
Page: 24
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with these super-engaging readers packed with fascinating facts and eye-popping photos! The books include a table of contents, three short chapters, ions, and more. Content correlates with Guided Reading Levels H-I. Comes with a complete teaching guide.