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- DescriptionWhere is it partly cloudy and 860 F? Venus! This classic picture book is a fascinating exploration of space written by children's nfiction veteran and former chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium Franklyn M. Branley and illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. Full of interesting facts about the eight planets in our solar system, including our very own Earth, this bestselling book also features photographs from Voyager and other space explorers. Now rebranded with a new cover look, this book features a find out more section with instructions for making your own solar system mobile and web research prompts about how to track the moon. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Jurrie van der Woude of NASA. This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
- Author BiographyFranklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium. Kevin O'Malley has illustrated many entertaining books for children, including Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do! By Stuart J. Murphy, Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson, and his own Carl Caught a Flying Fish. Kevin O'Malley lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Author(s)Franklyn M. Branley
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication10/09/2015
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Series TitleLets-Read-And-Find-Out Science Stage 2
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight133 g
- Width254 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Illustrator(s)Kevin O'Malley
- Interest AgeFrom 4
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