Solar System Forecast (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

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Below-freezing temperatures, scorching heat, and storms bigger than planet Earth are just some of the wild weather you will encounter on your trip through the solar system! Get your fun facts along with your forecast for each major planet, as well as a moon (Titan) and a dwarf planet (Pluto). Get ready for some out of this world fun with Solar System Forecast!
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Solar System Forecast (NOOK Comic with Zoom View)

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Overview

Below-freezing temperatures, scorching heat, and storms bigger than planet Earth are just some of the wild weather you will encounter on your trip through the solar system! Get your fun facts along with your forecast for each major planet, as well as a moon (Titan) and a dwarf planet (Pluto). Get ready for some out of this world fun with Solar System Forecast!
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–4—Describing planetary conditions using a familiar weather-report format, this narrative romps its way through the solar system. Starting with the Sun-"active today, with dark sunspots scattered across the surface like polka dots"-the reports cover conditions on each planet and their effect on science-fiction travelers and commuters. Earth is decsribed as "the Goldilocks planet: not too hot, not too cold, its nitrogen and oxygen atmosphere-based climate is just right!" The illustrations amplify the humorous text-one year on Uranus lasts 84 Earth years, and its seasons change about every 21 of our years. The calendar on the bulletin board shows the years 2007 through 2027 crossed off for Spring Break. A Morton Salt-like girl with umbrella and dog illustrates the 100 percent chance of methane-rain on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Every page is fun to read, and every illustration invites readers in for a close examination, especially the grinning green weather guy. The "For Creative Minds" section summarizes and compares scientific data about each planet in a more down-to-earth, serious tone. Fun and informative.—Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA
Kirkus Reviews
Young astronauts preparing to blast off might want to check out these planetary weather forecasts first. A friendly, green-skinned TV weatheralien (he calls himself a "weatherman" in the text) begins with the Sun ("active today, with dark sunspots scattered across the surface…") and moves on to each planet in turn. There are additional reports for the moon Titan ("a 100% chance of very chilly methane-rain drizzle today!") and the dwarf planet Pluto. Klein provides painted scenes featuring space-suited commuters, melted or frozen science gear and views of prominent storms, from a hurricane on Earth to Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Readers in search of specific highs, lows and other meteorological data will be well served by the charts, tables, diagrams, quizzes and other enrichment material both at the end and online on the publisher's site. Essential information for savvy interplanetary travelers. (Informational picture book. 7-9)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607185413
  • Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2012
  • Series: Solar System Forcast , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Lexile: AD890L (what's this?)
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Kelly Kizer Whitt (Solar System Forecast) has been an admirer of the universe since childhood. From the dark skies of her hometown of Sauk City, Wisconsin, she would gaze at the stars and wonder what was beyond them. Kelly majored in English and studied Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After college she spent three years in Nashville with her husband, Jeremy, before moving to the Milwaukee area. In 1998 she landed her dream job at Astronomy magazine, where she worked as copy editor, photo editor, and assistant editor. Kelly wrote the terrestrial planets section of The Collins Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space, published in 2001. She writes about space for the websites Suite101.com and AstronomyToday.com. She also has a weekly stargazing blog for the Sierra Club online. Besides writing about space, Kelly published a romance novel on Kindle in 2011 titled The Gathering Storm. Kelly’s hobbies include visiting the national parks, creating crossword puzzles, and reading. Kelly lives in Sussex, Wisconsin, with Jeremy, her son Kaden, her daughter Lucy, and their cat Perseus, named for the constellation.

Laurie Allen Klein has been a freelance artist for nearly 25 years. Over the lastseveral years, she has worked as the on-staff artist for a marine park, where she does everything from painting life-size sea animal murals, to illustrating children's activity books. As evident by the extras included in the art, she has combined her love and fascination with outer space (and science fiction) with children’s illustration in both Solar System Forecast and Meet the Planets. Laurie also illustrated Fur and Feathers, Where Should Turtle Be?, Little Skink's Tail, and If a Dolphin Were a Fish for Sylvan Dell. Laurie lives in Florida.
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