Berger, Melvin. A Tour of the Planets. O. 1994.
Kids interested in the solar system will be interested in this book, although outside knowledge will have outstripped what’s in it. This book predates the naming of Pluto as a dwarf planet and the discovery of the Oort cloud of dwarf planets and comets beyond it.
Outer space, nonfiction, planets, solar system, o
INFO: Berger, Melvin. Out in Space! G?. 1995.
DESC: This early-level non-fiction is a great and non-intimidating general overview of the many elements comprising “space.” It introduces kiddos to rockets, the planets of our solar system, and even gives a short glimpse beyond the galaxy! Some students may freak out about the specialized vocabulary – just focus on “telling” names and new words (like “andromeda” or “nebula”) and challenge the students to take on the rest. Once they get the planet names down, students will find this a rewarding read – and one that they’re very proud of.
TAGS: space, outer space, planets, moons, galaxies, rockets, science, nonfiction