Solar System: By The Numbers

Solar System: By The Numbers

by Steve Jenkins


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By the Numbers infographic readers, accessible nonfiction packed with full-color cut-paper illustrations from Caldecott honorwinning Steve Jenkins. Solar Systems focuses on ever-astonishing outer space.

Through infographics and illustrations readers will learn about the unfathomably huge and fascinating topic of solar systems. Explore the galaxy that surrounds our planet through astounding numbers, facts, and figures.

With Steve Jenkins’s signature art style, his By the Numbers reader series explores the most fascinating fields of nature and natural science. These readers are fact-packed and run the gamut from dinosaurs to dwarf planets, detailing the astonishing phenomena that make our universe such an incredible place to live and learn. Each title uses engaging graphics and visual literacy to convey scientific facts and concepts, making them accessible for all kinds of new readers. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328850980
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 06/23/2020
Series: By The Numbers Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 398,840
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 5

What's in our solar system? 6

Our star 8

What is an eclipse? 10

Circling the Sun 12

How big are the planets? 14

The inner planets 16

The outer planets 18

Earth's Moon 20

Other solar system moons 21

Asteroids 22

Comets 23

Gravity 24

Solar system weather 26

Solar system discoveries 28

Exploration 30

Animals in space 32

Solar system oceans 34

Danger from space 36

Is there life elsewhere in the solar system? 37

Glossary & Bibliography 38/39

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