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Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Paperback      ISBN: 0393356507

From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly--and with Tyson's characteristic wit, there's a lot of fun thrown in, too.

This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.

The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond
The Space Race
The Journey to the Moon and Beyond
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465481451
Blast off alongside space expert Sarah Cruddas on a journey through space exploration history, from the Apollo Moon landings to mind-boggling plans for living on Mars.

How did we land on the Moon? What will the space jobs of the future look like? And why did we send a car to space? The Space Race answers all of the big questions that kids have about space travel. Sarah Cruddas brings to life the hidden stories behind the most famous space missions, before taking the reader on a journey through our space future.

This children's book includes a foreword by NASA astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission. It also includes fascinating insights from Sarah's interviews with real-life astronauts including Apollo 17's Eugene Cernan and Virgin Galactic Test Pilot Kelly Latimer. Space-mad kids will delight in the detail, photographs and information on each page, and will love seeing intricate diagrams of iconic spaceships, Moon cars and space suits created by artist Mark Ruffle.

Propelled by recent scientific discoveries and printed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, The Space Race is an essential children's handbook to understanding every aspect of the history, and future, of human space travel.
Space Machines: Build Your Own Working Machines!
Space Machines
Build Your Own Working Machines!
Hardcover      ISBN: 1682972127
Discover all there is to know about the machines used in space by building them with this interactive guide Space Machines includes everything you need and full, step-by-step instructions to build nine different space machines with working parts.

Fascinating facts about real space machines and our solar system and fun, detailed illustrations of them are accompanied by easy-to-follow directions for creating your own moving machines. With the included pegboard and 40 sturdy, colorful machine pieces, plus plastic nuts and bolts, build:
  • Earth and Moon - Turn the Moon around the Earth and watch the Moon spin in its orbit.
  • R-7 Rocket - Push the transporter forward to move the rocket into launch position.
  • Rocket with swirling smoke - Launch the rocket by pushing it up.
  • Satellite - Slide the satellite base up and down to open and close the solar panels.
  • Moon Buggy - Spin the back wheel to turn the motor cog and the front wheel.
  • Space Shuttle Orbiter - Swing the astronaut out under the Shuttle to launch the Hubble Telescope from the shuttle's payload bay.
  • International Space Station - Turn the astronaut to make the Soyuz Spacecraft dock and undock with the station module.
  • Station Module - Slide the astronaut back and forth to watch the other astronaut and scientists work in zero gravity.
  • Mars Rover - Turn the back wheel to make all the wheels spin. Use the handle to operate the scoop arm.
This is the perfect, hands-on introduction to space machines for budding engineers and fans of outer space everywhere.
Dkfindout! Solar System
Dkfindout! Solar System
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465454284

Supporting STEM-based learning, this fact-filled book for kids ages 6-9 is the ultimate guide to our amazing solar system and the astronauts who explore it. Entertaining and educating young readers through a combination of deep-space photography, cutaways and illustrations, quiz questions, and quirky trivia facts, it's the perfect book for any kid who can't get enough of outer space.

Which is the hottest planet in our solar system? What are Saturn's rings made of? How long would it take to get to Pluto? Find out the answers to these questions and more in DKfindout Solar System, which features photographs of nearby planets, stars, and astronomical bodies. The book details each of Earth's neighboring planets, revealing fascinating facts about their moons, mineral makeup, and more. Readers will discover the mysteries of asteroids, comets, and our Sun, as well as the steps we've taken to study outer space, like launching the International Space Station. From comets to craters, DKfindout Solar System captures the beauty of our celestial system in a unique and fun way.

Vetted by educational consultants, the DKfindout series drives kids ages 6-9 to become experts on more than 30 of their favorite STEM- and history-related subjects, whether Vikings, volcanoes, or robots. This series covers the subjects that kids really want to learn about--ones that have a direct impact on the world around them, like climate change, space exploration, and rapidly evolving technology--making learning fun through amazing images, stimulating quizzes, and cutting-edge information. The DKfindout series is one that kids will want to turn to again and again.
Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space
Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space
Hardcover      ISBN: 1909263079

Professor Astro Cat is the smartest cat in the alley. He's got a degree in just about every discipline under the sun

Speaking of the sun, he happens to be specialist on that too, and Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space will tell you everything that there could be to know about our star, our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe. The professor's made sure of that; he's a fastidious little feline

Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space also explores topics such as gravity, extraterrestrial life, time, and many other fascinating subjects that will take you and your children on a journey to the very frontiers of space
Exploring Space Robots
Exploring Space Robots
Paperback      ISBN: 0761378804

How can robots help us explore space? A probe called New Horizons is zooming through the outer solar system. It's headed to Pluto. It and other space robots can go where people cannot survive. In this book, you'll learn how robots can work as our eyes, ears, and hands in space. As part of the Searchlight Books(TM) collection, this series explores outer space and sheds light on the question What's Amazing about Space? Fantastic photos, kid-friendly explanations of science concepts, and useful diagrams will help you discover the answers

There's No Place Like Space: All about Our Solar System
There's No Place Like Space
All about Our Solar System
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679891153
Learn about outer space with the help of everyone's favorite Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat takes readers on an out of this world reading adventure in this nonfiction book all about our solar system. Learn about the planets, the constellations, and astronauts, and explore the wonders of space. Perfect for aspiring astraunauts, or any kid who loves learning and science.

The universe is a mysterious place. We are only just learning what happens in space.

The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library is a nonfiction, unjacketed hardcover series that introduces beginning readers ages 5-8 to important basic concepts. Featuring beloved characters from Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, the Learning Library titles explore a range of topics about the world we live in and include an index, glossary, and suggestions for further reading.

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama
Pluto Gets the Call
Pluto Gets the Call
School & Library      ISBN: 1534414533
Pluto gets a call from Earth telling him he isn't a planet anymore, so he sets out on a journey through the solar system to find out why in this funny and fact-filled romp that's perfect for fans of The Scrambled States of America.

Pluto loves being a planet. That is, until the day he gets a call from some Earth scientists telling him he isn't a planet anymore You probably wanted to meet a real planet, huh? So, Pluto takes the reader on a hilarious and informative journey through the solar system to introduce the other planets and commiserate about his situation along the way. Younger readers will be so busy laughing over Pluto's interactions with the other planets, asteroids, moons, and even the sun, they won't even realize just how much they're learning about our solar system