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A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky Revised and Updated

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This charming exploration of the night sky -- featuring a star finder and glow-in-the-dark stickers -- which has more than a quarter of a million young astronomers enjoying the night sky in countries around the world, is now completely revised and updated. A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky is the perfect introduction to the always fascinating world of astronomy. Children ages eight and up will find out what astronomers have learned (and are still discovering), what astronauts and scientists explore, and what they can find by gazing up into the sky at night. Author Michael Driscoll explains how stars are born, the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, how to navigate the night sky, and more. Whimsical color illustrations throughout and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. Also included are a nifty star finder tool and fun glow-in-the-dark stickers.

A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky revised and Updated

Author : Michael Driscoll
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This charming exploration of the night sky -- featuring a star finder and glow-in-the-dark stickers -- which has more than a quarter of a million young astronomers enjoying the night sky in countries around the world, is now completely revised and updated. A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky is the perfect introduction to the always fascinating world of astronomy. Children ages eight and up will find out what astronomers have learned (and are still discovering), what astronauts and scientists explore, and what they can find by gazing up into the sky at night. Author Michael Driscoll explains how stars are born, the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, how to navigate the night sky, and more. Whimsical color illustrations throughout and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. Also included are a nifty star finder tool and fun glow-in-the-dark stickers.

Exploring the Night Sky

Author : Terence Dickinson
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A basic guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars.

Star Stories

Author : Anthony Aveni
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Follow an epic animal race, a quest for a disembodied hand, and an emu egg hunt in constellation stories from diverse cultures We can see love, betrayal, and friendship in the heavens, if we know where to look. A world expert on cultural understandings of cosmology, Anthony Aveni provides an unconventional atlas of the night sky, introducing readers to tales beloved for generations. The constellations included are not only your typical Greek and Roman myths, but star patterns conceived by a host of cultures, non‑Western and indigenous, ancient and contemporary. The sky has long served as a template for telling stories about the meaning of life. People have looked for likenesses between the domains of heaven and earth to help marry the unfamiliar above to the quotidian below. Perfect reading for all sky watchers and storytellers, this book is an essential complement to Western mythologies, showing how the confluence of the natural world and culture of heavenly observers can produce a variety of tales about the shapes in the sky.

The Best of Rocky Mountain National Park

Author : Alan Leftridge
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Make the most of your trip to Rocky! This handy guide covers everything you need to know. Find the best hikes, best picnic spots, best places to watch wildlife, best wildflowers, best waterfalls, best activities for kids, and more. Compiled by a former park ranger, with beautiful color photographs, locator maps, and clear, concise directions.

Stars

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Presents an introduction to the stars, describing their different types, how they are formed and become extinct, and how they have been studied throughout history.

A Cat s Guide to the Night Sky

Author : Stuart Atkinson
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If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There's a whole universe staring back at you—from the stars and the moon to planets, satellites, and even the occasional comet. This fully-illustrated guide will introduce you to the beauty of the night sky and show you the stars like you've never seen them before. In the company of Felicity, a streetwise cat who spends her night gazing up at the stars from the rooftops, you'll discover the phases of the moon, the constellation "pictures" formed by the stars, and how to spot phenomena like the Northern Lights and the Milky Way.? Written by astronomy expert Stuart Atkinson and beautifully illustrated by Brendan Kearney, A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky?also comes with a glow-in-the-dark poster,?stickers, and a special press-out planisphere to help you find stars and constellations.

Constellations

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Provides an introduction to constellations that blends storytelling with basic astronomical facts, revealing the myths of the gods and heroes whose names are on today's star maps, and includes glow-in-the dark illustrations.

A Child s Introduction to Natural History

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In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating wonders of our natural world.Highlighting every kingdom of life--plants, bacteria, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, rocks and minerals--the book is also full of charming and witty illustrations by Meredith Hamilton plus 30 photographs throughout. The book delves into topics like geology; prehistoric times, including fossils and dinosaurs; how animals move and fly; evolution; biomes; and more. Sidebars throughout offer biographies of naturalists like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, Thomas Henry Huxley. Also includes fun, hands-on projects for kids to do on their own or with adults and 5 origami patterns to create your own paper dinosaur, whale, penguin, and more. Beautifully illustrated and designed, this is an entertaining and educational look at our natural history.

The Stars

Author : Jeanne Bendick
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A simple introduction to the stars.

A Child s Introduction to Poetry

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Provides an introduction to different poetry genres, including nursery rhymes, ballads, and free verse, along with examples and excerpts from such poets as Homer, John Milton, Emily Dickinson, and Maya Angelou.

I See the Moon

Author : Jacqueline Mitton
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What is the Moon like tonight? Its Turn the pages to see its many enchanting phases - from a horned crescent to the plump-faced Man in the Moon, from the icy crystal ring round the Moon to a dark orange eclipse - watched by Owl, Beaver, Koala, Spider Monkey and other creatures around the globe. The final scene has a surprise in store! Brief science notes make this a perfect introduction to the night sky for very young readers.

Out of this world Astronomy

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With 300 fabulous images, 50 fantastic projects, and lots of fascinating scientific information, this is simply the most out-of-this world introduction to astronomy a child can have. "An excellent introduction to astronomy...outstanding background information ...Spectacular color photos and other graphics, useful charts, and graphs augment the text."--School Library Journal, starred review What are stars? Why does the moon change shape? Budding astronomers will find answers to all their questions about the night sky--and far more--in these 50 eye-opening activities. Three-hundred color photos and illustrations, some from NASA's magnificent collection, help kids soar out into the solar system and get their bearings among the stars. Youngsters will learn to use binoculars and telescopes, and how to chart their viewing highlights in a stargazing notebook. A photographic trip to the moon will inspire kids to map its many phases, calculate a person's lunar weight, and find out what happens during an eclipse. Voyaging farther out also reveals why the other planets wouldn't make a good home for humans, and will help children understand why Earth is avery special place. A Selection of the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club and the Scholastic Book Club.

A Child s Introduction to Art

Author : Heather Alexander
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The newest volume in Black Dog's best-selling, award-winning Child's Introduction series explores the fascinating world of art and artists and includes do-it-yourself art projects throughout. In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Art introduces kids ages 9 through 12 to the art world's most famous painters, styles, and periods, all brought to life through full-color photographs of 40 masterpieces, as well as charming original illustrations. The book highlights 40 painters and sculptors, including Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Diego Velasquez, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Mary Cassatt, and Andy Warhol, providing information on their life, inspirations, influences, technique, and a full-color photo of one of their signature works of art. It also includes an overview of various styles and periods (Renaissance, Impressionism, Cubism, etc.), instruction on how to view and appreciate art, and information on the color wheel and other tools artists employ. Fun art projects throughout, such as Can You Find It?, Q-tip pointillism, making a stained-glass window with tissue paper, and Spatter Paint like Pollock, allow kids to learn about painting techniques and explore their own artistic abilities. Also includes five masterpiece paintings to color. Meredith Hamilton's witty illustrations add another dimension to the excellent text and photographs.

Starry Skies

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An engaging introduction to astronomy for kids, featuring 14 well-known constellations and a star map of each hemisphere. Full color.

The Young Scientist Book of Stars Planets

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An introduction to the stars, planets, and basic principles of astronomy are supplemented by a star guide and simple experiments using ordinary household equipment.

School Library Journal

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Quill Quire

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Constellations of the Night Sky

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Large, double-page illustrations introduce stargazers of all ages to 22 major constellations, among them Aquarius, the water bearer; Orion, the hunter; Gemini, the twins; as well as Canis Major, Taurus, and Leo. Accompanying text relates mythological story behind each constellation's name and identifies its principal stars.

Bright Star Night Star

Author : Karl Beckstrand
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(Science, children's astronomy) 2014 UP Author cover design award. A kid's picture book introduction to the night sky--Bright Star, Night Star activities include finding constellations, planets, the moon, sun, and other heavenly bodies. Includes rich illustrations by Spanish illustrator Luis F. Sanz to aid vocabulary comprehension (ages 5 - 8, preschool to third grade), PremioBooks.com (signed books, online STEM book GLOSSARY). Diverse/American Indian characters. Expose your child to the starry skies, Monument Valley, and a little space science. Multicultural book available in hard or soft cover--also an ebook: Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (worldwide rights © 2014, signed books) Premiobooks.com, Amazon/Kindle, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Brodart, EBSCO, Flipkart, Follett, Gardners, iBooks, Ingram, Inktera, Kobo, Library Direct, Mackin, OverDrive, Quality, SCRIBD, txtr, and select retailers. Perfect bound 8.5"x 8.5", 30-pages, about 400 words by Karl Beckstrand (Also by Beckstrand & Sanz: Why Juan Can't Sleep: A Mystery?) ISBN hard: 978-0985398880, ISBN soft: 978-0615856155 (ebook ISBN: 978-1310128097), LCCN: 2013913403, JNF051040, JUV011040, JUV036000, JUV010000, JUV020000, JUV054000