Show Me Space: My First Picture Encyclopedia

Show Me Space: My First Picture Encyclopedia

by Stephen John Kortenkamp


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ISBN-13: 9781476537900
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: My First Picture Encyclopedias
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Dr. Stephen Kortenkamp is a professional astronomer who studies small solar system objects like asteroids, comets, and moons. His research also involves the formation of planets, both in our solar system and around other stars. Dr. Kortenkamp is a Senior Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute ( in Tucson, Arizona. His research is supported with grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation. He also teaches planetary science at the University of Arizona and in 2011 won the prestigious "Innovations in Teaching" award from the College of Science. Through the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Kortenkamp conducts training and continuing education workshops for elementary and middle school science teachers in southern Arizona. He has written more than 20 children's books about topics related to space and has served as a scientific consultant on more than a dozen others. Steve's wife Jane is also a professional astronomer and together they have three young children. When they are not star-gazing, Steve and Jane are competitive endurance athletes who race in Ironman triathlons, marathons, and open-water swims.

Table of Contents

Amazing Space 4

Our Sun 6

The Warmest Planets 8

Earth, Our Home 10

Our Moon 12

Giant Outer Planets 14

The Littlest Planets 16

Space Rocks 18

Snowballs in Space 20

Many More Moons 22

The Life of a Star 24

Our Own Milky Way 26

Galaxies Big and Small 28

Studying Space 30


Internet Sites 32

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Show Me Space: My First Picture Encyclopedia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Plants, solar systems, moons, and galaxies are just a few of the more than one hundred facts in this fun picture encyclopedia. Each page is filled with bright, colorful photographs and illustrations. The large font and phonetic assistance will have children enjoying the experience of reading all about space. The easy to read page set up will give children confidence in reading while also teaching them all about our solar system. The last page has lists with more books and websites that will help aid the reader in finding more information about space and the places beyond our planet. This book would work well in a school setting. The students would love learning with the fun layout of the book and the teacher would appreciate the facts and additional information provided. My son really enjoyed reading this book and it opened up several further discussions about the space beyond our world. I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.