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Multcolib School Corps Picks The Solar System and Space Grades 4-5

Space
Space Facts at your Fingertips (Book - 2012 ) j 520 S7321 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The universe contains everything in existence, including all the planets, moon, stars, and galaxies. Find out about space.

11 Planets
11 Planets A New View of the Solar System By Aguilar, David A. (Book - 2008 ) j 523.4 A2832e 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Author David Aguilar uses brilliant photo-realistic illustration and fascinating up-to-date facts straight from the latest astronomy news to bring you a comprehensive look at our solar system as you've never seen it before.

Space Encyclopedia
Space Encyclopedia A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond By Aguilar, David A. (Book - 2013 ) j 523.1 A2832s 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A tour of outer space explores the solar system as well as stars, galaxies, and the birth of planets, and speculates on whether other intelligent beings exist in the universe.

To the Moon
To the Moon By Bodden, Valerie (Book - 2012 ) j 629.454 B6662t 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A history of America's famed Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969, detailing the challenges encountered, the individuals involved, the discoveries made, and how the expedition left its mark upon the world.

Beyond the Solar System
Beyond the Solar System Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More : A History With 21 Activities By Carson, Mary Kay (Book - 2013 ) j 520.9 C3215b 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tracing the evolution of humankind's pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its engaging history, this book contains 21 hands-on projects to further explore the subjects discussed.

Far-out Guide to Earth
Far-out Guide to Earth By Carson, Mary Kay (Book - 2011 ) j 525 C3215f 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents information about Earth, including fast facts, history, and technology used to study the planet

Out of This World
Out of This World All the Cool Stuff About Space You Want to Know By Gifford, Clive (Book - 2012 ) j 523 G4581o 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book is a great way to increase any child's understanding of space. The concepts addressed are presented with simple, fun explanations.

Stars & Planets
Stars & Planets By Goldsmith, Mike (Book - 2008 ) j 523.2 G624sp 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A visual guide to the universe, galaxies, and solar systems.

The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia
The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia By Goldsmith, Mike (Book - 2012 ) j 520.3 G6242k 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents an introductory look at space, including information on the solar system, the history of space exploration, and space in the future.

The Coolest Job in the Universe
The Coolest Job in the Universe Working Aboard the International Space Station By Holden, Henry M. (Book - 2013 ) j 629.442 H7265c 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the International Space Station (ISS), including its construction and the missions required to build it, living and working aboard the ISS, and its importance as the future of the space program

Journey Through Our Solar System
Journey Through Our Solar System By Jemison, Mae (Book - 2013 ) j 523.2 J49j 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book takes readers on a tour of our solar system.

Out of This World
Out of This World Rockets and Astronauts By Jones, Morris (Book - 2008 ) j 629.45 J783o 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Astronauts and space travel.

Universe
Universe By Kerrod, Robin (Book Plus CD - 2009 ) j 520 K41u 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at the universe with a unique integration of words and pictures. Topics covered include: black holes, galaxies, the solar system, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, stars, quasars and more. Features an accompanying clip-art CD and wall chart.

Astronomy
Astronomy By Lippincott, Kristen (Book Plus CD - 2008 ) j 520 L765ar 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:DK guide to astronomy

Dwarf Planets
Dwarf Planets Pluto, Charon, Ceres, and Eris By Loewen, Nancy (Book - 2008 ) j 523.4 L827d 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the dwarf planets of our solar system.

Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors By Miller, Ron (Book - 2006 ) j 523.5 M649a 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Chronicles the formation of the solar system, particularly how asteroids, comets, and meteors were formed, and relates how astronomers learn about the existence and characteristics of these bodies.

Moon
Moon By Mitton, Jacqueline (Book Plus CD - 2009 ) j 523.3 M685m 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A guide to the Moon discusses its physical characteristics, relationship to the Earth, and the history of human reactions to and exploration of it.

New Views of the Solar System
New Views of the Solar System (Book - 2009 ) j 523.2 N53272 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book takes a look at our new view of the solar system with articles on the eight planets presented in order of their distance from the sun.

The Mighty Mars Rovers
The Mighty Mars Rovers The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity By Rusch, Elizabeth (Book - 2012 ) j 523.43 R951m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.

When Is A Planet Not A Planet?
When Is A Planet Not A Planet? The Story of Pluto By Scott, Elaine (Book - 2007 ) j 523.4922 S425w 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Space and planets are topics of endless fascination to kids and part of every grade-school curriculum. Yet because of the history-making reassignment of Pluto from "planet" to "dwarf planet" on August 24, 2006, all books on the solar system are now out of date. Enter When is a Planet Not a Planet

Destination: Space
Destination: Space By Simon, Seymour (Book - 2006 ) j 520 S596d 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Now, with the aid of the venerable Smithsonian Institution, acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon explores the vastness of the solar system, our galaxy, and beyond in a brand-new edition of his popular book.

Cars on Mars
Cars on Mars Roving the Red Planet By Siy, Alexandra (Book - 2009 ) j 919.92304 S625c 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Follow the course of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Mission. Learn how scientists determined that there was once water on Mars and how they resolved problems with the rovers in order to prolong the mission.

Space
Space A Visual Encyclopedia (Book - 2010 ) j 520.3 S7321 2010 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Provides an exploration of space from the nearest planets of the solar system to far-off galaxies and examines the tools and techniques of space flight, utilizing contributions from astronauts and experts and NASA photographs.

Why Does the Moon Change Shape?
Why Does the Moon Change Shape? By Stewart, Melissa (Book - 2009 ) j 523.3 S8513w 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides comprehensive information on the moon and the phases it goes through in a month.

The Greatest Intergalactic Guide to Space Ever, by the Brainwaves
The Greatest Intergalactic Guide to Space Ever, by the Brainwaves By Stott, Carole (Book - 2009 ) j 520 S888g 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Brainwave and his intrepid pals are your astro-guides to the mind-boggling magnificence of the universe, revealing its spectacular secrets and exploring its deepest, most secret places.

Space
Space By Stott, Carole (Book - 2010 ) j 520 S888sp 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Space is crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from gargantuan galaxies to astounding asteroids, all revealed in a fascinating, exciting, totally different way : it's like a science museum, a search engine, and the world's biggest planetarium all rolled into one.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration By Stott, Carole (Book Plus CD - 2010 ) j 629.4 S888s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

Exploring Space Travel
Exploring Space Travel By Waxman, Laura Hamilton (Book - 2011 ) j 629.45 W356e 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes space travel and the spacecraft necessary for it.

The Solar System
The Solar System By Waxman, Laura Hamilton (Book - 2010 ) j 523.2 W356s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents an introduction to the solar system, describing the Sun, the eight planets, and its other bodies such as dwarf planets and asteroids, and the history of the study of the solar system.

Planet Hunter
Planet Hunter Geoff Marcy and the Search for Other Earths By Wittenstein, Vicki O. (Book - 2010 ) j 523.24 W829p 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this inspiring true story, winner of the American Institute of Physics Award, Geoff Marcy's love of space helped him overcome struggles in his studies until finally he became an astronomer.

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A collection of nonfiction books on the Solar System and Space for grades 4 and 5. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .


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