Venus

From the Series Early Bird Astronomy

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

This book describes Venus, the second planet from the Sun. The text discusses Venus’ distinguishing characteristics, its position in the solar system, its composition and atmospheric conditions, its moons and rings, and how scientists have learned about Venus over time.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5710-0
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Early Bird Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2009-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
BISACS JNF051040
Dewey 523.42
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.125 x 8.625
Lexile 590
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 131433
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

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: Paul Fleisher

Paul Fleisher has spent his working life as an educator and writer. His books for young people cover a variety of science, ecology and natural history subjects. He has also written several widely-used classroom activity books on thinking games, social activism, and creative writing. Paul currently works as an adjunct professor in the school of education at Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as assistant to the director of the Richmond Peace Education Center. He also teaches classes in writing at the University of Richmond. Prior to taking early retirement in 2005, he taught gifted elementary and middle school students in the Richmond, Virginia Public Schools for almost 30 years. During that time, he helped develop numerous interdisciplinary instructional units on topics including Humor, Justice, Engineering and Design and The Art and Science of Music. Paul was in the vanguard of teaching educational technology in Richmond Public Schools, teaching computer programming and web design to his students. He has offered workshops on team-building, thinking games, teaching writing, and other topics at educational conferences for many years. Paul remains an activist for peace and social justice. He currently serves on the boards of the Virginia Forum and the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He has also served terms on the Virginia Education Association's Fitz Turner Commission for Human and Civil Rights, and the Virginia Chapter of the ACLU. In 1988 Paul received the Virginia Education Association Award for Peace and International Relations and in 1999 he was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education. It is Paul's great good fortune to be married to educator Debra Sims Fleisher, who has taught him much of what he knows about working in a classroom, as well as how to live as a more decent human being. In his spare time Paul is an avid gardener, cook, and reader.

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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 →