There is more to outer space than what we can see in the night sky. Explore it all with Amazing World Stars & Planets and be a real space traveler. How is a star born? Why does it die? What is the difference between a star cluster and a planetary nebula? Discover the answers to these questions and more in Amazing World: Stars and Planets! This exciting exploration is a door to the infinite realm beyond the pale blue dot we call home. From stellar nurseries, to glowing green clouds, to spiral galaxies, find out about the dramatic lives of these explosive players in our universe. This is the perfect introduction to the great celestial bodies of outer space for science lovers and their children. Kids will love the gorgeous, bright images, and will also learn quickly from the easily digestible bites of information on each page.Amazing World Stars & Planets also includes a collection of glow-in-the-dark stickers to put on notebooks, folders, bedroom ceilings, anywhere!
About the Author
Paul Beck writes about science and technology for readers of all ages. He has more than 15 years’ experience writing nonfiction books for children and has authored more than 60 books on subjects ranging from architecture to history to zoology. When not writing, he enjoys playing music and drawing moose cartoons. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
***This book was reviewed for Quarto Publishing via Netgalley This nifty little read by Paul Beck is a (very) brief introduction to objects in our universe. The first several pages look at the planets of our solar system, and some of the more familiar moons. Comets are briefly discussed, followed by six different nebulae, and three different galaxies. Throughout are beautiful pictures, often taken from telescopes that see wavelengths we cannot with our naked eye. I didn't know we had 'ice giants’ as well as 'gas giants’! There is also an introduction to other dwarf planets of our solar system. I found it fascinating that Pluto and it's 'moon’ are now considered a twinned or double planet system, since Pluto and Charon both are now considered dwarf planets. I read this book with my cubs. We all enjoyed the nebulae most of all. These pictures are the most stunning, and these sections are the ones with all manner of star info.
Amazing World Stars & Planets Discover 23 Incredible Objects from Space by Paul Beck This is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. I love science and have always looked for science kids books for my kids and grand-kids. This is one of the better beginner books for stars and planets I have found. Not only does it have the gorgeous bright pictures but it gives the information in small, easy-to-digest bites. It enough information but doesn't go over board. It also gives INTERESTING INFO, not the same old stuff, but tidbits that kids might find fun. The amazing nebulae I could look at all day! The bonus for kids are the glowing stickers!