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National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Catherine D. Hughes

National Geographic Children's Books, 2012

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe. Chapters include: ...
  
  











  



  
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Terence Dickinson

Firefly Books, 2006

Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025. The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material. ...
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Amy Shields

National Geographic Children's Books, 2011

Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac, to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does ...
  
  











  



  
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can ...
Michael Driscoll, Meredith Hamilton

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2004

Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. ...
  
  











  



  
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station
Chris Hadfield

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

Divided by continent, YOU ARE HERE represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour -- surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful -- is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity. In the spirit of his bestselling An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth , YOU ARE HERE opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and ...
  
  











  



  
The Science of Interstellar
Kip Thorne

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Interstellar , from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar , from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar , Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar , shows us that the ...
  
  











  



  
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti (Choose Your Own ...
R. A. Montgomery

Chooseco, 2006

This 4-book boxed set includes the following titles from the storied Choose Your Own Adventure Series: *The Abominable Snowman *Journey Under The Sea *Space and Beyond *The Lost Jewels of Nabooti.
  
  











  



  
A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking

Bantam, 1998

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends? Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of ...
  
  











  



  
Dark Places: A Novel
Gillian Flynn

Broadway Books, 2010

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free ...
  
  











  



  
The Martian: A Novel
Andy Weir

Broadway Books, 2014

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, ...
  
  











  



  
Tarkin: Star Wars
James Luceno

LucasBooks, 2014

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life. He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician ...
  
  











  



  
William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set: Includes Verily, A New Hope; The ...
Ian Doescher

Quirk Books, 2014

May the verse be with you! Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this retelling of George Lucas’s Star Wars® Trilogy in the style of the immortal William Shakespeare. This Royal Imperial Boxed Set includes all three volumes in the original trilogy: Verily, A New Hope; The Empire Striketh Back; and The Jedi Doth Return. Also included is an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster illustrating the complete cast and company of this glorious ...
  
  











  



  
Cosmigraphics
Michael Benson

Harry N. Abrams, 2014

Michael Benson tells the thrilling story of the discovery and description of the universe in a new way. Selecting artful and profound illustrations and maps, many hidden away in the world’s great science libraries and virtually unknown today, he chronicles more than 1,000 years of humanity’s ever-expanding understanding of the size and shape of space itself. He shows how the invention of the telescope inspired visions of unimaginably distant ...
  
  











  



  
Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines)
Tony Mitton, Ant Parker

Kingfisher, 2000

Amazing Machines: Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker   Rockets have power. They rise and roar. This rocket's waiting, ready to soar. Rockets carry astronauts with cool, white suits oxygen helmets and gravity boots. Blast off with more out-of-this-world couplets! This time it is machines that fly. In bright and bold illustrations that are as witty as the text, the animal crew roars and whizzes into outer space.
  
  











  



  
The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book: Blast into outer space with stellar facts, intergalactic trivia, and ...
Kathi Wagner, Sheryl Racine

Adams Media, 2008

Explore the galaxies! Aliens, space ships, and constellations, oh my! Ride on a rocket ship to another galaxy with this stellar book. With The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book , astronomers-in-training will learn: How galaxies like the Milky Way were built. Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit. Why the earth spins and how gravity works. What comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets. The truth about ...
  
  











  



  
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel
M.L. Stedman

Scribner, 2013

The years-long New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” ( O, The Oprah Magazine ). After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated ...
  
  











  



  
The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly (Potter Style)
Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Potter Style, 2006

Before you get to meet your baby, you spend a swell (so to speak) nine months getting acquainted with your growing belly. The first pregnancy journal devoted 100% to you and your belly, The Belly Book is organized by trimester and includes pages for “time-lapse” belly photos and ultrasound images, as well as prompts for writing about morning sickness, food cravings, maternity clothes you never want to see again, and much more.
  
  











  



  
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Catherine Thimmesh

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2002

In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie). What inspired these women, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities? Features women inventors Ruth Wakefield, Mary Anderson, ...
  
  











  



  
One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
Chronicle Books Staff

Chronicle Books, 2009

This classic memorykeeper is the perfect way to track the ups and downs of life, day by day. The 365 daily entries appear five times on each page, allowing users to revisit previous thoughts and memories over five years as they return to each page to record the current day's events.
  
  











  



  
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson

Broadway Books, 2004

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to ...
  
  











  








   



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