National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space  -     By: Catherine D. Hughes
    Illustrated By: David A. Aguilar
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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space

Illustrated By: David A. Aguilar
National Geographic Children's Books / 2012 / Hardcover

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Kids will enjoy their trip to the outer stratosphere with National Geographic Kids' First Big Book of Space! Large, brilliant photos will take kids on a tour of what we can see from Earth (sun, moon, meteors), the solar system, the universe, and other solar system neighbors such as asteroids and dwarf planets. Other chapters introduce kids to the world of space travel, spaceships, telescopes, and space stations. Throughout each chapter, "pop-up" facts and fact boxes provide additional information and supplement the main chapter text. 126 indexed pages, hardcover.

There is one sentence that mentions that stars last for billions of years, as well as a mention of scientists looking for planets that have the right conditions for life.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: National Geographic Children's Books
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1426310153
ISBN-13: 9781426310157
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Ages: 4-8
Series: First Big Books

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Publisher's Description

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:
 • Chapter 1 focuses on the Earth, moon, and sun. 
 • Chapter 2 introduces kids to the other planets in our solar system. 
 • Chapter 3 explains other objects in our solar system, such as dwarf planets, comets, and asteroid belts. 
 • Chapter 4 voyages even farther afield, touching on concepts such as the universe, the Milky Way, stars, galaxies, and black holes. 
 • The last chapter delves into space exploration: humans on the moon, spaceships, the International Space Station.

Author Bio

Catherine D. Hughes is the author of National Geographic Little Kids First Big  Book of AnimalsNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs, and is the science editor for the award-winning National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Little Kids magazines. She has a master's degree in early childhood education.

Award-winning author DAVID A. AGUILAR is widely recognized for his ability to communicate the wonderment of science to enthusiasts of all ages. David's artwork has been featured on the History Channel's series "The Universe", Time  magazine, CNN, USA Today, National Geographic, Astronomy, and more. His other books include Planets, Stars & Galaxies and 13 Planets.

Editorial Reviews

"Really interesting and encourages great conversation between you and your child. A fun book for any family to explore." --The Children's Nook Blog

"Featuring fun, short entries about planets, stars, galaxies and more, this charming book is perfect for reading aloud or for beginning readers to enjoy themselves." --Today's Zaman

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