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Is There Life on Other Planets?: And Other Questions about Space

From the Series Is That a Fact?

There is no gravity in space. The North Star never changes its position in the sky. Earth’s shadow causes the phases of the moon. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 500.5

Meteors and Comets

From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

Have you ever seen a shooting star? What you really saw was a meteor! A meteor is actually a chunk of metallic or stony matter – called a meteoroid – that enters the earth’s atmosphere from… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 523.5'1


From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

In this lively and informative book, beginning readers will be introduced to the physical characteristics of stars - as well as the major stars in our solar system. Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 523.8

The Milky Way

From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

This lively and informative book offers beginning readers a simple introduction to the Milky Way. Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 523.1'13


From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

This book discusses Mercury’s distinguishing characteristics, its position in the solar system its composition and atmospheric conditions, its moons, and how scientists have learned about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 523.41

Pluto: A Dwarf Planet

From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

A lively and informative look at the dwarf planet Pluto, from its discovery to the recent controversy over its status as a planet. The book describes Pluto's place in the solar system, its… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: 523.49'22


From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and the third largest in the solar system. Along with Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, it is classified as a gas giant - the large planets made mostly… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: 523.47

Earth's Outer Atmosphere: Bordering Space

From the Series Earth's Spheres

Earth’s outer atmosphere is the transition zone between the planet and outer space. This sphere begins at the upper levels of the atmosphere and stretches out thousands of miles from Earth… Read More →

  • Dewey: 551.51'4