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Journey Through Our Solar System

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Our solar system is made up of eight planets orbiting around the star we call the sun, as well as the various moons that orbit the planets. For hundreds of years, curious scientists have been studying these planets and moons and learning more about them. Readers will learn about the many methods astronomers have used to study our solar system, from the basic telescopes of ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Scholastic
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Sep 06, 2013 Joan rated it liked it
Recommends it for: astronomy fans
This is a "True" book, hence part of a series written to a format. However, it is also shows a narrative that I suspect is more Ms. Jemison's than True Book series format. I was rather dubious about the vocabulary used for a book typically considered about grade 2-3. I'd say this is closer to grade 3-4, leaning towards the "4" end of the spectrum. It has large amounts of fascinating facts in it, amazing for such a tiny book. The photos are great quality. The text is pretty good. My 3 star rating ...more
Feb 25, 2015 Brenna rated it really liked it
Nonfiction/twin text #3
The next pairing that I chose was the nonfiction book Journey Through Our Solar System with the fiction story Ready for Takeoff. The two books share information about space, our solar system and of course rockets! The nonfiction book includes information about our solar system which is incredibly important for students to know, and the fiction book is more about building a paper rocket that is "ready for takeoff". I chose to pair these too because the nonfiction book is in
Nicholas Ethridge
Harry and Horsie by: Katie Van Camp and illustrated by Lincoln Agnew was my fiction book that I paired with this book. In this book, Harry loses his best friend Horsie who is taken into space. Harry grabs his rocket ship and flies after Horsie. On his adventure, Harry passes Mars, Venus, and Saturn. He also flies through the Milky Way and sees comets and other space debris. I picked this book because it talks about planets in our solar system and different aspects of these planets. The artwork ...more
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