by Thomas K. Adamson

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Mercury can be as hot as an oven or as cold as a freezer. Learn more about this rocky planet.


Mercury can be as hot as an oven or as cold as a freezer. Learn more about this rocky planet.

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Children's Literature
Mercury is the second smallest planet and closest to the Sun. It moves around the Sun faster than any other planet. The Earth is three times wider than Mercury. It is very rocky and the surface looks like our moon. Craters, made by asteroids, cover the surface. This book is a Level 1 reader. This series, "Exploring the Galaxy," features photographs and informational graphics about subject matter that has always interested kids of all ages. An illustration of the solar system is the first graphic, showing the planets and their orbits around the Sun. The Sun is identified with a halo of yellow light and an arrow. The subject of each volume is also identified by name and with an arrow. The series supports national science standards and includes a word count and glossary. Words and phrases are repeated to help early readers. Additional reading suggestions are included as well as a link to FactHound, an Internet research system. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 7.
— Kristin Harris

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Capstone Press
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Exploring the Galaxy Series
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Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Thomas K. Adamson has written dozens of nonfiction books for kids on sports, space, math, and more. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with his wife and two sons. He likes reading and playing ball with his boys. He also likes to check scores and stats on his phone.

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