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What's Out There?: A Book about Space (Reading Railroad)
Lynn Wilson

Grosset & Dunlap, 1993

What is the sun made of? What causes night and day? Why does the moon change shape? Colorful collage illustrations and an easy-to-understand text bring planets, stars, comets, and the wondrous things out there in space right down to earth in a simple introduction to the solar system for young armchair astronauts. Full color.
  
  











  



  
Space Atlas: Mapping the Universe and Beyond
James Trefil

National Geographic, 2012

Filled with lavish illustrations, this book is a grand tour of the universe. Three ever widening domains are presented--the planets, the stars, and the large scale universe itself--each including the ones before it and extending outward. The tour starts close to home within the first domain, our own solar system. There is a tremendous variety here, from the sun scorched rocks of Mercury to the icy vastness of the Kuiper Belt beyond Pluto. We ...
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space (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: ...
  
  











  



  
Space: A Visual Encyclopedia
DK Publishing

DK Publishing, 2010

Featuring a wealth of never-before-published NASA photographs, charts, stories, and contributions by NASA astronauts and experts, Space: A Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive exploration of space from our nearest planets and stars to far-off galaxies. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
  
  











  



  
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Tish Rabe

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1999

Au revoir , Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It’s a reading adventure that’s out of this world!
  
  











  



  
Space: A Novel

Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2014

Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women—people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S. senator who takes ...
  
  











  



  
Space
James A. Michener

Fawcett Crest, 1983

Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier. This astounding novel brings to life the dreams and daring of countless men and women—people like Stanley Mott, the engineer whose irrepressible drive for knowledge places him at the center of the American exploration effort; Norman Grant, the war hero and U.S. senator who takes ...
  
  











  



  
The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & Astronomy ...
Jim Bell

Sterling, 2013

We live in a truly golden age of astronomy and space exploration that may allow us to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of all: How did the Universe begin? Are there other Earth-like planets out there? Are we alone? The Space Book is a gateway into these kinds of questions—and more—for anyone interested in the worlds beyond our planet. Expanding the series that began with the highly successful volumes The Science Book and The Math ...
  
  











  



  
Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (National Geographic Kids)
David A. Aguilar

National Geographic Children's Books, 2013

Presenting the latest exciting findings on space exploration and research and cutting-edge, spectacular views of the universe that technology is bringing back to Earth, all in one ultimate reference book. Authored by David A. Aguilar of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the National Geographic Space Encyclopedia is ideal for the family bookshelf, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on ...
  
  











  



  
First Space Encyclopedia (DK First Reference)
DK Publishing

DK CHILDREN, 2008

The latest title in DK's First Reference series introduces the universe, visiting all the planets of our solar system and their moons, as well as our Sun and other stars, black holes, asteroids, comets, and other galaxies. Up to date with the latest astronomical theories, First Space Encyclopedia includes information about the great Pluto debate and the recent discovery of an Earth-like planet, as well as pictures from the latest ...
  
  











  



  
Smart Kids Space
Roger Priddy

Priddy Books, 2012

Open your eyes to a world of discovery with this amazing fact-packed book. From the Solar System to the Milky Way, from Mars to Mercury, from UFOs to the Space Shuttle, Space is an ideal first guide to the mysteries and wonders of our incredible universe. Written in an accessible and fun style, the informative text is perfectly complemented by visually stunning, large-sized, full-color photography. Perfect book to introduce children aged three ...
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Readers: Planets
Elizabeth Carney

National Geographic Children's Books, 2012

This brilliantly illustrated book taps into children's natural curiosity about the vast world of space. This level two reader, written in simple language that is easy for young readers to understand, introduces children to our solar system, including all of the planets and dwarf planets, and lots of fascinating fun facts. This reader helps cultivate the explorers of tomorrow! This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers ...
  
  











  



  
Space Walk (Lift-the-Flap Adventures)
Salina Yoon

Sterling Children's Books, 2012

“I'm your space guide. Come travel with me! There are lots of planets for us to see.” Blast off into space! Eight planets revolve around our sun, and we're going to visit them, one by one. By lifting the flaps, young children will embark on a cosmic adventure. They'll visit hot, dry Mercury; red, glowing Mars; and storm-ravaged Jupiter, just to name a few. Featuring friendly rhyming verses with simple facts about each planet, and Salina ...
  
  











  



  
Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines)
Tony Mitton, Ant Parker

Kingfisher, 2000

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 Space Between: An Outlander Novella

Dell, 2014

#1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon returns to her Outlander universe in “The Space Between,” an irresistible novella brimming with adventure, history, and suspense—and available for the first time as a standalone eBook.   Features a preview of the much-anticipated new Outlander novel, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood !   Joan MacKimmie is on her way to Paris to take up her vocation as a nun. Yet her decision ...
  
  











  



  
Space! A Kids Book About Space - Fun Facts & Pictures About Outer Space Exploration, Famous Astronauts, Space ..., 2013

Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller ! Space!  Outer Space! Written and published by Brian G. Johnson, "Space! A Kids Book about Space - Fun Facts & Pictures about Outer Space Exploration, Famous Astronauts, Space Ships & More" is a nonfiction marvel that's filled with brilliantly colorful photographs that look amazingly good on Kindles, iPads, PCs and many other tablet devices. Beside the great visual effects that Mr. Johnson delivers in his ...
  
  











  



  
Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw
Elaine Scott

Clarion Books, 2011

Have you ever wished you could travel back in time?  Or visit a galaxy light-years away?  Or see a star being born? The Hubble telescope has allowed scientists to do just that. The Hubble’s dazzling images have transformed astronomy, shedding light on the deepest mysteries of the cosmos, sparking new discoveries and turning speculation into fact. Its gaze has helped astronomers find new galaxies, look back in time almost to the Big Bang, ...
  
  











  



  
Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books)
Joan Sweeney

Dragonfly Books, 1999

Where is the earth?  Where is the sun?  Where are the stars? Now in a Dragonfly edition, here is an out-of-this world introduction to the universe for children.  With earth as a starting point, a young astronaut leads readers on a tour past each planet and on to the stars, answering simple questions about our solar system. In clear language, drawings, and diagrams, space unfolds before a child's eyes.  Colorful illustrations, filled ...
  
  











  



  
Space (Magic Tree House Research Guide)
Mary Pope Osborne, Will Osborne

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2002

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in  Magic Tree House #8: Midnight on the Moon,  they had lots of questions. How did the universe begin? How long does it take to get to the moon? How hot is the sun? What does it feel like to be in space? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the ...
  
  











  



  
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Neil deGrasse Tyson

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

“A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up.”— Air & Space America’s space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries’ space programs. With his signature wit and ...
  
  











  








   



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