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National Geographic Readers: Planets (National Geographic Readers)

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This brilliantly illustrated book taps into children's natural curiosity about the vast world of space. This level two reader, written in simple language that is easy for young readers to understand, introduces children to our solar system, including all of the planets and dwarf planets, and lots of fascinating fun facts. This reader helps cultivate the explorers of tomorr ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Amy
I think that this book is really only going to be something special to kids who know very little about the solar system. My kindergarten aged nephew knew a bit; he told me that Earth was the third planet from the sun, he knew the planets furthest from the sun are the coldest, and he knew that Wall-e is a rover, similar to the Mars rovers pictured in this book. The problem was, the book was a little too long to hold his interest the whole time. We read this in Kindle format, so maybe if we would ...more
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Carney, E. (2012). National geographic readers: Planets. Washington: National Geographic Society. Available from http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ng.... eISBN: 9781426312816.

This Level 2 Nonfiction Reader provides great information about the planets. It is designed well with clear page numbers; the text and images are detailed, bright and well placed and the page turning is indicated with a small flashing spot.

There are handy little clue boxes with more detailed information and vocabulary wo
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Christie Lee
I learned something that I didn't know about the planets in our solar system. There are colorful pictures and interesting facts, as well as jokes, and a stump your parents quiz in the back. There is also a glossary with pronunciation keys given in the back. I'm loving these National Geographic Kids readers!
Sheri
Font is large for early readers and pictures are prominent and captivating. Contains the the same layout and format found in all national geographic kids publications, which typically I don't love, but it is better then nothing.
david w. rong
Interesting book!

This book is an great book about Planets! I loved this book when I was a little kid! Now my little sister likes it!
Lauren Fidler
my kids (ages 4 and 2) LOVE this book. like LOOOOVVVEEEEEE it.

we read it, maybe 2-3 times a week. and they're obsessed with planets, solar systems, asteroids, stars, comets, etc.

provides good general overviews (although some info differs from other books we have read) and beautiful pictures.
Carol
National Geographic Kids Readers are fabulous for introducing kids to a variety of non-fiction subjects!
Kiddo
Good information, manageable size, silly jokes.
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Elizabeth Carney is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in children's nonfiction and science, math, and STEM-related subjects.

Elizabeth received the 2005 AAAS Science Journalism Award for science reporting for children. Her titles Face to Face With Cheetahs, Face to Face With Gorillas, and Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing
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