Pluto

A Dwarf Planet

From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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 moons, its orbit, what we know of its physical features, and the difficulties scientists encounter in studying this mysterious body.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76135-707-0
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Early Bird Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2009-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JNF051040
Dewey 523.49'22
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 710
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 130727
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Note to adults, Photo captions, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

NSTA

“Interest in space exploration is high among young people. Reading about astronomical objects is a good way to get them interested in science in general, motivating them to reach further to acquire both skills and content. The books in the Early Bird Astronomy series are just the right size for small hands, with great reading strategies and interesting topics.” —NSTA

School Library Journal

“The books are enhanced with mixes of space art and photography that has been reproduced with special attention to image sharpness and color clarity.” —School Library Journal

Author: Gregory L. Vogt

Gregory L. Vogt is a senior project manager with the center for educational outreach at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His duties focus on space biomedicine, teacher training, and work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Vogt began his career as an eighth grade science teacher and later joined the NASA Aerospace Education Services Program. He established the Teaching from Space office at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He is a former science museum director. Vogt is an educational consultant and the author of many curriculum guides and more than 90 juvenile and adult science books.

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Early Bird Astronomy

Newly fluent readers will explore the solar system in this colorful and interesting series. Accessible text describes the unique features of each planet, its place in the solar system, its makeup, its satellites and rings, and how scientists have learned about the planet through space… View available downloads →