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The Resource Looking up! : the science of stargazing, by meteorologist Joe Rao ; illustrated by Mark Borgions

Looking up! : the science of stargazing, by meteorologist Joe Rao ; illustrated by Mark Borgions

Label
Looking up! : the science of stargazing
Title
Looking up!
Title remainder
the science of stargazing
Statement of responsibility
by meteorologist Joe Rao ; illustrated by Mark Borgions
Title variation
Science of stargazing
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Did you know that comets are sometimes called "hairy stars?" Or that if you saw a sunset on the moon, the sun would look white because the moon doesn't have an atmosphere? You'll learn this and much more as you become an expert on the objects in the sky"--Publisher
Member of
Writing style
Illustration
Review
Gr 2–4—Information about our solar system is presented in a readable chapter book, but most of the material is old news; however, the emphasis on stargazing is timely considering the 2017 solar eclipse. Short chapters focus on the basics: the sun, the moon, the stars, the planets, and meteors and comets. A final chapter on solar and lunar eclipses is detailed, offering not just facts but also historical context and important tips on viewing a solar eclipse safely. The text flows smoothly, and the comic illustrations will appeal to kids, although readers will need strong vocabulary and comprehension skills to absorb the content. The information is up-to-date, and the chapter on eclipses makes the volume worth adding to the collection, since it can be difficult to find accurate, accessible books about an event that was last experienced in 1918. VERDICT A general purchase for those seeking information on the August 2017 solar eclipse for strong chapter book readers.—Casey O'Leary, Mooresville Public Library, IN --Casey O'Leary (Reviewed 06/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 6, p124)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10559161
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rao, Joe
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age 6-8
  • NC1070L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
QB46
LC item number
.R35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 4
Reading level
6.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Borgions, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Science of fun stuff
  • Ready-to-read. Level three, megastar reader!
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Stars
  • Total solar eclipses
  • Solar eclipses
  • Astronomy
  • Solar eclipses
  • Stars
  • Total solar eclipses
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the science of stargazing
Label
Looking up! : the science of stargazing, by meteorologist Joe Rao ; illustrated by Mark Borgions
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sun and Moon -- The stars -- The planets -- Meteors and comets -- Eclipses of the Moon and Sun -- Mark your calendars!
Control code
1809312
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Simon Spotlight edition.
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9781481479189
Lccn
2017008908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481479189
  • (OCoLC)951505714
Label
Looking up! : the science of stargazing, by meteorologist Joe Rao ; illustrated by Mark Borgions
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sun and Moon -- The stars -- The planets -- Meteors and comets -- Eclipses of the Moon and Sun -- Mark your calendars!
Control code
1809312
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Simon Spotlight edition.
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9781481479189
Lccn
2017008908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481479189
  • (OCoLC)951505714

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