Rebecca Baines

Book - 2016

Discover the other planets in Earth's solar system and beyond.

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Explore my world.
National Geographic kids.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids [2016]
Physical Description
32 pages ; color illustrations ; 21 cm
Main Author
Rebecca Baines (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2—These newest additions to the series provide readers with bite-size facts sure to intrigue budding scientists. The illustrations are infused with colorful, action-packed photographs, captions, large text, and bright backgrounds. Bold borders draw readers to snippets of additional images that complement the text. Although there is no glossary, index, or table of contents, each book contains additional resources and activities in the back matter. Dolphins examines habitat, life cycle, diet, playtime, and sleep. The final pages illustrate examples of different types of dolphins, ranging from the orca to the bottlenose dolphin. In Planets, readers explore the solar system, planets, climate, and space travel. End pages engage readers in an alien activity to encourage future astronomers to wonder what life on another planet might look like. VERDICT Quality information for younger readers; purchase for collections needing beginning research and browsing material.—Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI [Page ]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Introduces the planets, discussing what they are made of, why some have rings, and what kind of weather occurs there.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Curious kids will learn about the different planets in our solar system, including our own precious planet, Earth! Interactive spreads help young readers learn basic concepts while sweet, poetic text helps them understand how special our solar system is in the grand context of outer space. These engaging Explore My World picture books on subjects kids care about combine simple stories with unforgettable photography. They invite little kids to take their first big steps toward understanding the world around them and are just the thing for parents and kids to curl up with and read aloud.