Asteroids & Meteoroids

9781532100499. ea vol: 24p. (Our Galaxy). diag. glossary. index. photos. websites. ABDO. Aug. 2017. lib. ed. $28.50.
Gr 1–3—Younger readers eager to explore astronomy will enjoy this introductory set. Bright, detailed visuals take children on a journey across the universe. Since each title is well-organized for research, students should have no issue locating relevant information within the clean, colorful, and easy-to-navigate layouts. The texts are also kid-friendly ("It [the Moon] is just a little bit younger than Earth"). The "More Facts" page in each provides two to three bullet points of additional information to explore.
VERDICT This series will circulate best in libraries in need of astronomy materials for younger elementary students.
The formation and makeup of objects in the solar system are simplistically addressed in brief sentences that do little to explain the often complicated concepts they contain. Five to eight words are repeated throughout each book and poorly defined in a glossary; some words and concepts ([cf2]gravity[cf1], [cf2]orbit[cf1]) repeat across volumes. Eye-catching images of stars and planets dominate the clean layouts. Glos., ind.

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