Explorers: Stars and Planets

Explorers

by Carole Stott, illustrated by Peter Bull

Kingfisher

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About the Series This innovative series uses storytelling as the gateway to learning and exploration. Six action-packed story-scenes are followed by photographic information spreads which provide scientific detail and background. Each title can be read front to back, or the reader can follow special 'page links' for a thematic exploration. This series is perfect for emerging readers who are beginning to exercise wider reading, research and cross-referencing skills.
 
Gazing at a nighttime sky full of stars is a powerful invitation to the imagination. Explorers: Stars and Planets takes readers out for an exploration of the galaxy beyond Earth's atmosphere. Starting with what we see and moving outward to the Moon, the nearby planets, what it is like to travel and live in space, and space exploration beyond where humans can travel, young readers can explore the book sequentially, or pick a theme and follow the links through the book. From frozen rocky moons to awesome gas giants and the millions of stars in the universe, this is an immersive adventure that's sure to inspire young readers to think differently about the nighttime sky.

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Kids acclimated to following bits of stimuli down the rabbit hole of the web will be right at home with the interactive approach taken by [this new book] in the Explorers series. Each spread presents a new array of facts and information bytes around a central, digitally composed image, with small color-coded symbols that lead readers off into related information on different pages, emphasizing a subject-based browse that leaps forward and backward through the book before being recapped on a final page. . . . The choose-your-own-path approach, which allows readers to follow the aspects that interest them most, makes [this book] a [clear choice] for curious readers.

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by Carole Stott, illustrated by Peter Bull

Carole Stott has written more than 20 books on astronomy and space, and is a feature riter for the UK magazine Astronomy Now. Carole authored Kingfisher’s popular I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle and Other Questions About Space and The Best-Ever Book of Astronomy. Before turningto full-time writing, she was curator, and then head, of the Greenwich Royal Observatory.

Peter Bull has worked as a freelance illustrator for more than twenty-five years. He creates both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in the United Kingdom.

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Explorers: Stars and Planets
by Carole Stott, illustrated by Peter Bull

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
Kingfisher
April 2011
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780753464984
ISBN10: 0753464985
Picture Book Nonfiction
9 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color photographs and artwork
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$10.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
May 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753470633
ISBN10: 0753470632
Picture Book Nonfiction
9 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color photographs and artwork
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$6.99
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