Jenny Mason

Book - 2022

"A new set of True Books on Space Exploration"--

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New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc 2022.
Main Author
Jenny Mason (author)
First edition
Physical Description
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Ages 8-10.
Grades 4-6.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Famous UFO sightings: what have we seen?
  • Eyes on the skies: who looks for UFOs?
  • The big truth: are we alone?: The truth is out there
  • What do we know for sure?
  • UFO tracking in the future: can we solve the UFO mystery?
  • Think like a scientist
  • Make an optical illusion
  • True statistics.
Review by Booklist Review

While the alien-believers will be the most anxious to get their hands on this book from the True Book: Space Exploration series (4 titles), they'll find more debunking than confirmation of alien theories here. Nevertheless, this provides plenty of information on common misidentified flying objects, the organizations that study UFOs (from governments to civilian groups to the SETI Institute), and the four categories of UFO (clutter, natural phenomena, friendly devices, and enemy technology). True Books series are always engaging, and this book contains the standard features that make them so, like an illustrated time line, "The Big Truth" spread (this one on scientists searching for extraterrestrial life), and a concluding page of stats. Two activities also help kids put what they've learned to the test and have a little fun in the process.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 3--7--A high-quality series that expertly conveys information about four high-interest topics. Each book starts with two statements challenging readers to figure out which is true and which is false. Then there is an introduction, four chapters, and a "Big Truth" featurette between two chapters. All titles contain up-to-date information, with the fourth chapters looking toward the future. "The Future of Space Exploration" (Human Missions to Outer Space) goes into great detail about the upcoming Artemis missions. VERDICT Highly recommended, a first purchase for middle school and public libraries.

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