Our Solar System (Revised Edition)

Our Solar System (Revised Edition)

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by Seymour Simon
     
 

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Born almost 5 billion years ago at the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar System is a place filled with mystery and wonder. In the last fifty years, we have learned more than ever about the farthest reaches of our world. With dramatic full-color photographs and spacecraft images, Our Solar System takes young readers on a fascinating tour of the sun,

Overview

Born almost 5 billion years ago at the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar System is a place filled with mystery and wonder. In the last fifty years, we have learned more than ever about the farthest reaches of our world. With dramatic full-color photographs and spacecraft images, Our Solar System takes young readers on a fascinating tour of the sun, the eight planets, and their moons, plus asteroids, comets, and meteoroids. Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution on this new, updated edition of his much admired book about the vast and mystifying part of the universe that we live in.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-- Having worked his way through individual volumes on the Sun and its galactic companions, Simon now offers a brief overview of the solar system itself. The full-color photographs and illustrations are spectacular. Each of the planets gets several pages of coverage, with comets, meteors, and asteroids also receiving attention. This book serves best as an introduction to the single topic books since the information presented here is quite brief. The endpapers have a nicely organized chart of useful statistics such as diameter, rotation period, revolution period, etc., for each planet. Not sufficient in itself for most report needs, this title's eye-catching illustrations and understandable text should encourage young readers to look for further information. --Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
Carolyn Phelan
Reusing many of the striking NASA photographs from his books on individual planets and the Sun, Simon takes readers on a quick tour of the Solar System. After several introductory pages placing the system within the galaxy and showing the order of the planets, he discusses the Sun, planets, moons, and comets and meteors. Dramatic, full-color photos offer stunning views of these objects. Occasionally, paintings and diagrams also illustrate points, such as the greenhouse effect on Venus and the asteroid belt. In a practical move, Simon supplies a great deal of planetary information (distance from the Sun, equatorial diameter, atmospheric gases, surface gravity, number of satellites and rings) on the endpapers, along with a picture showing the relative sizes of the planets and the Sun. One of those "must have" books for children's nonfiction collections, this will be useful as well as beautiful for years to come. Consider multiple copies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062184344
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/15/2011
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
210,957
Lexile:
NC1020L (what's this?)
File size:
29 MB
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Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Great Neck, New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page Teacher Guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Our Solar System (revised Edition) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that will not only educate children about the Solar System, but entertain them as they learn. Simon provides just enough information about each feature to wow a child, yet not so much information to risk overwhelming them. He uses simple sentence structure, makes his point and moves on to the next point. Children will also appreciate the large font that the book is written in. Included in the illustrations are exceptional photographs, as well as drawings and diagrams to further educate children about the Solar System. I highly recommend this book for lower elementary-aged children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great book. It deservers 500 stars
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Our Solar System is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greastest solar system book ever
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This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Mr. Simon has written a nice nonfiction book about our solar system. He explains a lot of things, and taught me some new things, like why Pluto is considered a dwarf planet (this is part of the "updated" version of this book). I think that he explains things in a simple way that kids can understand. The pictures in the book are cool. I like that there is a glossary in the back. I wish some of the illustrations had captions on them. I think it is a great choice for an introduction to the solar system for kids. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
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I like it just a little
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages?
Guest More than 1 year ago
good.