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by Michael Driscoll; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton
This book is a conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing. Readers learn how stars are born, how planets move, what causes solar and lunar eclipses, the phases of the Moon, black holes, etc...
This book is really popular for kids who already have an interest in astronomy, and even includes glow in the dark stickers and an adjustable star finder (included in a pocket of the book). For teachers, this won't be particularly helpful for whole class instruction, but could be a great addition to your classroom library, minus the stickers and star finder... in our experience, those wouldn't last in a class library. :)
Interest Level: Grade 5 and up
Lexile Measure: NC1120L
Below are two sample pages from inside this book. Clearly as you can see this book pretty text heavy and the level is quite high, so it's definitely more suitable for older kids:
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