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Stars (Jump Into Science)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
What are stars made of? Where do they go in the daytime? How far away are they? A boy and his bike-riding dog take readers on a stellar journey to answer these and other intriguing questions. Along the way, children discover that our sun is a star and that stars of many sizes and colors twinkle throughout the universe. Simple text and whimsical art introduce the science of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Olivia Berger
Oct 13, 2016 Olivia Berger rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was a great non-fiction picture book for kids. It had great illustrations and all of the descriptions were very clear. It also destroyed misconceptions that kids may have about what stars look like and that our sun is a star.
Dec 15, 2009 Tom rated it really liked it
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Steven Tomecek has written a children’s book that explains what stars really are, shows what they are made up of, and uses constellations showing how they can be seen from earth. This story shows a boy riding his bicycle through the picture book going through all the lessons that are given throughout. The Illustrations are brightly colored with sharp lines defining what is on the page. Students will enjoy the illustrations as well as the facts that Tomecek adds throughout the book.
Dec 05, 2010 Lita rated it it was amazing
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This book is about stars. It tells what happens to stars during the day and that our sun is a star. It also tells what the stars are made of. There is also an activity includes in the back of the book that helps students comprehend how the distance of the stars affects the amount of light we see here on Earth.
Gaby Roman
Nov 04, 2012 Gaby Roman rated it liked it
I thought this was an okay story for students when learning about the solar system. It allows students to learn about stars and constellations. I would have my studnets research about different constelations and allow them to share one they learned about during morning meeting.
Colleen Moran
Mar 27, 2012 Colleen Moran rated it liked it
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I thought this book was great for younger students learning about science. It shows different constellations and star formations while talking about what stars are made of. It is easy to read and the pictures and explanations are kid friendly.
Oct 06, 2010 Kerri rated it really liked it
Great overview of stars and constellations. I used this with my Kindergartner - 2nd grader class. They enjoyed it and it nicely summarized everything we were learning about stars and those grade levels.
Melanie Martel
Apr 15, 2013 Melanie Martel rated it really liked it
This book is informational but the author did a great job of making it more. The information is introduced to us by a boy who takes a journey with his dog. We learn all kinds of fact about stars.
This book is written very accessibly for relatively young students while delivering important information about stars. (Nonfiction; read in English as Stars)
Melanie Martel
This is a great read for those learning about stars or for the curious of mind. The book offers alot of information from what stars are to how they affect the earth.
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