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It's a Round, Round World!

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We all know the earth is round. But HOW do we know? Join intrepid young scientist-adventurer Joulia Copernicus as she takes readers on a historical journey through time and space. From jumping on board Columbus's ship to planet-hopping in the outer reaches of our solar system, Joulia explains with humor and wit the ins and outs of how we learned that the earth is round. ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Starberry Books -- Kane Press
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Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great way to present science to young readers. I look forward to more books featuring this spunky kid-scientist!
Sandy Brehl
A very straightforward explanation of ways to understand and confirm for ourselves that the earth really is truly round. Simple enough for younger readers, but ideal for science students at a transition stage, ones learning to use various digital and high tech tools can see the benefits of careful analysis and reasoning and observation using simple human processes.
This is a good addition to any commentary or discussion of VERIFYING statements of supposed "fact", and relying on our own investiga
Krissy Neddo
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cannot wait to share this with my 3rd grade teachers. They just finished Me on the Map activities.
The inclusion of a lunar eclipse is perfect for a segue into their science unit on the moon. Large size is perfect for large group read aloud. Just right length, use of illustrations, and bit of humor. I would like to read this to grades 1-2 before we read Sun: One in a Billion and Earth by McAnulty.
Tompkins County Public Library Youth Services
Sometimes, a fact is repeated so often (like Earth being round) that we take it for granted.” It is so true! Many of us never bothered to question the fact that the Earth is round. This fun and educational book explains that there are at least five ways to prove the Earth is round. This is a great book to inspire children to be curious and encourage them to ask questions.
Tina Hoggatt
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A clear and engaging STEM book that will absorb kids and be useful in the classroom. Charming illustrations and a lively young guide lead the reader through the scientific, observational ways to test the roundness of the earth, encouraging readers to look for other truths taken for granted and look to understand their functioning. Charming illustrations are clear and lively.
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I know that books about the roundness of the earth have existed before the internet got brain damage and people started believing the whole flat earth thing, but reading this, I got the feeling that those dummies are the reason this book was written. And that's sad.
Rebecca Lewitt
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excellent treatment for kids, helping them understand all the observable evidence all around them that the earth is round and proveably so. Enjoyable too.
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Any picture book where I find myself saying, "Huh...I never thought of it that way," is a good picture book. Really enjoyed this book. ...more
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Simple explanation for how we know the world is round. Elementary readers can easily follow the text and information provided. Some light notes of humor throughout.
Sally Lee
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great kids book and great for adults to learn too! The art is spectacular and a great education on our Round World!
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