Science and the Planets Made Simple
By Penelope Arlon and Tory Gordon-Harris
Scolastic, $12.99, 80 pages
The night sky is fascinating and one can spend hours gazing up at the stars. Authors Penelope Arlon and Tory Gordon-Harris have created a book that will capture the attention of any budding astrologist and kids who just love planets. Planets: An Incredible Journey Through Our Solar System provides young readers with a chance to explore moons, asteroids, comets, galaxies, observatories, rockets, shuttles, and the future of space travel. The book features facts from space experts, graphics that make complicated topics into simple concepts, information about old and newly discovered planets and details about what life is like in the International Space Station.
The book is set up for reader success. Having access to an introduction, table of contents, glossary, and index allows kids to get used to using research tools. Each page has stunning pictures, data boxes with vital statistics for every planet, questions to aid in comprehension and a special symbol if you can see the subject in the sky without using a telescope. Read an interview with a real astronaut. A free digital book helps kids discover even more about the night sky including facts about space machines, quizzes, extra pictures and encyclopedia entries.
Reviewed By Kathryn Franklin