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Stargazers

Stargazers

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Series: Science, Nature, & Math, Astronomy & Space
Genres: Non-Fiction, Picture Books, Reference Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8
ASIN: 0823415074
ISBN: 0823415074

Stargazers: Basic facts about the stars, as well as how we look at and learn about them, are introduced through simple text and bold illustrations.

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About the Book

Stargazers: After the sun sets, on clear nights points of light begin to appear in the sky.  But when we look up at the night sky, what are we seeing?

Basic facts about the stars, as well as how we look at and learn about them, are introduced through simple text and bold illustrations.  From ancient names for constellations to modern innovations in telescope technology, this book covers a broad range of ideas without overwhelming the reader.

It introduces and reinforces important vocabulary for the aspiring astronomer, explaining everything in clear, simple phrases.

This book includes a brief timeline of major advances in astronomy, written in concise, kid-friendly language, and a wealth of fun facts and trivia about the stars.

About the Author:

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to “The Washington Post,” “Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.” She lives in Vermont. Her website is www.gailgibbons.com

A Few Reviews:

Nonfiction master Gail Gibbons “has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator” according to The Washington Post.

“My kids got a telescope for Christmas, so we’ve recently been reading a lot of stargazing books. This one by Gail Gibbons is a great introduction to the whole field. It has just one or two sentences per page, and simple illustrations the youngest ages will like. She starts off with basic points about stars, astronomers, and space. She explains basic concepts about orbits, sunlight, and telescopes.

If there is any criticism to be made, it is that it offers nothing very special. She does not go too deeply into constellations or any one subject. The information is not deep enough to be considered a real reference work. But it is just right for a beginner who is delving into the subject and needs to learn the basic concepts and vocabulary. With the exception of a couple difficult words, it is also suitable for independent reading, K-2. It comes across a lot like one of the books in the “Let’s Read and Find Out” science series.” –Amazon Reviewer

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