Authors: Amy Anderson, Brian Anderson, Ph.D.
Product Code: 5154
ISBN: 9781618215154
Pages: 192
Availability: In stock.

Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about astronomy and space, Space Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid’s enthusiasm for the solar system and galaxy. Explore cosmology, stars and galaxies, the solar system, space exploration, and exoplanets and astrobiology. Hop on an astronomy timeline to learn the story of how primitive ancient beliefs evolved over centuries to become a high-technology science. Crack up over the humorous sidebars that expand on the topic of space with examples, explanations, diagrams, quizzes, and even short activities to enhance understanding. Use the references and further reading recommendations at the end to help find more information about astronomy, perfect for assignments or those just wanting to know more about the coolest topic in the galaxy! Divided into sections for quick access to the easy-to-understand definitions and amazing full-color illustrations, Space Dictionary for Kids is a must-have for any kid’s home library!

Grades 3–6

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by Michael Massad Sr.
on 9/19/2016
from Austin
Fresh, Fun, Fact-Filled! Learn More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Space
I found Space Dictionary for Kids to be a very engaging book. The wide variety of space topics, presented in a palatable and understandable format, makes this book comprehensive and yet light and fun to read. The Andersons provide just enough information to provide a full understanding of a concept, without adding so much detail or complexity as to turn off even young readers. Yet, it doesn't read like a dictionary; it reads more like a fun-facts book or almanac. 

The four sections (Cosmology, Stars and Galaxies, The Solar System, Astrobiology and Exoplanets), plus the additional sections makes this a fun, fresh book that you can pick up, turn to almost any page, and find something interesting to hook you and pull you in. It is not a book to read from cover to cover. It's best read when looking for specific information, or just a fun diversion. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys learning about space and astronomy. This book is a keeper!!
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Review by: Kacy Helwick, School Library Journal - September 19, 2016
This specialized dictionary features fascinating information paired with stellar illustrations . . . The book is as up-to-date as possible in a field that is constantly making new discoveries, with major findings from 2015 included and numerical facts consistently prefaced with “As of 2016 . . . ” Though a dictionary format may not appeal to all readers, the design is attractive and the content is especially useful as a counterpoint in collections that already contain narrative nonfiction titles on the topic. A valuable astronomy resource with a place in juvenile collections of any size.
Review by: Lois Spangler, NSTA Recommends - September 7, 2016
Teachers and pre-service teachers will find the versatility of this book helpful for a quick check of space facts, helping students do independent research, and for differentiated instruction. I recommend this reference book for classroom teachers and students in Pre-K–grade 12. I can envision Space Dictionary being used in a variety of ways at all grade levels for all students including gifted and talented and special education. Children love learning interesting science facts and this book can contribute to their learning!

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Review by: Christine Irvin, KidsReads - July 12, 2016
This book is chock full of information. Full-color photos, as well as drawings and diagrams, are used to illustrate the information on each page.

I’m not a big fan of outer space, but I enjoyed reading this book. The text is written in an interesting and easy-to-read manner. The abundance of illustrations help break up the material, making all the information easier to digest. This book would make great reading for anyone with an interest in anything related to outer space. Teachers could use it in the classroom as additional source material for units on space.

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