5e. Subject: astronomy-space | Science Books For Kids - Best Of 2011
Janice Vancleave’s A+ Projects: Winning Experiments For Science Fair (School & Library Binding)

Janice Vancleave's A+ Projects In Astronomy: Winning Experiments For Science Fai
For: Grades 6-10 / Ages 10-15
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 5 stars (4 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 160 pages
By: Janice VanCleave

Whether your favorite middle or high-school student is interested in the demonstrating the greenhouse effect (with shoeboxes, soil, and plastic food wrap), sympathetic vibration (with a couple of soda bottles), or the breathing rate of goldfish, former science teacher Janice VanCleave provides helpful advice for designing experiments to impress judges at the science fair. In the first section, the author explains the importance of understanding the scientific method, selecting a topic, identifying its category, research, overview, experimental data, project summaries, the display, and presentation and evaluation. The second part of the book offers project ideas for 35 science fair topics within the categories of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics (more…)

Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story (Sharing Nature With Children Book) (Hardcover)

Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story (Sharing Nature With Children Book)
For: Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 4.5 stars (22 reviews)
Price: $19.95
Page: 48 pages
By: Jennifer Morgan (Author) & Dana Lynne Andersen (Illustrator)

“When returning from the Moon, I experienced directly and emotionally the personal connection to the Universe described by Jennifer Morgan.” — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, author

In this first of a trilogy, the Universe tells its own life story of chaos and creativity, science and struggle. Time after time the Universe nearly perishes, then bravely triumphs and turns itself into new and even more spectacular forms. Eventually it turns stardust into you. This s (more…)

Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books) (Paperback)

Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books)
For: Kindergarten – Grade 3 / Ages 4-8
Subject: Space
Rating: 4.5 stars (12 reviews)
Price: $6.99
Page: 32 pages
By: Joan Sweeney

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-The creators of Me on the Map (Crown, 1996) trump Robin Hirst’s My Place in Space (Orchard, 1990) by adding a tour of the solar system to their young narrator’s cheery recitation of her place in the universe. Donning an imaginary space suit and dashing off childlike crayon drawings as she goes, the russet-haired tour guide takes viewers past the Moon, Sun, and each planet, then out to the Milky Way and beyond. At each stop, she furnishes (more…)

Universe (Hardcover)

For: Grade 8 and over / Age 13 and older
Subject: Astronomy, Space
Rating: 5 stars (54 reviews)
Price: N/A
Page: 512 pages
By: Martin Rees (editor)

From Booklist
*Starred Review* Notable for its outstanding color illustrations, this work was written by a team of astronomers and science writers in language accessible to high-school students and the general reader. The topically arranged entries range in length from a short paragraph to several pages. This book should be of interest to anyone who appreciates the wonders of the universe and would enjoy a beautifully illustrated guided tour by experts.The volume is divided into th (more…)

Science books for kids : Astronomy and space

Astronomy is one of the oldest science. We present here powerful and fun resource for kids to explore astronomy and other space related topics with some of the best and most popular books about space and astronomy.

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Age 4-8

8-space-all-about-our-solar-systemThere’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System
8-space-on-the-day-you-were-bornOn the Day You Were Born
$17.00 $11.56
8-space-first-space-encyclopediaFirst Space Encyclopedia (DK First Reference)
$16.99 $11.55
8-space-magic-school-bus-lost-in-the-solar-systemThe Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System


Age 9-12

12-space-find-the-constellationsFind the Constellations
12-space-a-childs-intro-to-the-night-skyA Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky
$19.95 $13.57
12-space-astronomyAstronomy (DK Eyewitness Books)
$15.99 $10.87
12-space-team-moonTeam Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
$19.95 $13.57


Age 13+

older-space-the-starsThe Stars
$11.99 $9.40
older-space-nightwatch-a-practical-guideNightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
$35.00 $23.10
older-space-biggest-explosions-in-the-universeThe Biggest Explosions in the Universe
$34.99 $27.75
older-space-women-astronomersWomen Astronomers: Reaching for the Stars
$16.95 $13.22

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