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Ten Worlds: Everything That Orbits the Sun (edition 2007)

by Ken Croswell

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This most compelling aspect of this text are its beautiful photographs of outer space. It's difficult to find a quality text with images of other planets' moons, such as Triton, and this book delivers. My students loved the dramatic colors of the images. The text about each planet is accurate and relatively concise; difficult scientific language is kept to a minimum. At the same time, Croswell does not "talk down" to young learners. This book gave me a considerable amount of background knowledge necessary to teach a unit on the Solar System to first grade. I read chunks of the text to my first grade students; it was very dense and wordy at times, so I found myself paraphrasing. The data tables and facts in the back would be more interesting and helpful to older learners. I was disappointed about the absence of a glossary and source page, which is why this text did not receive 5 stars. Overall, this is a good book, and I would use it again. ( )
  DayehSensei | Apr 26, 2012 |
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This most compelling aspect of this text are its beautiful photographs of outer space. It's difficult to find a quality text with images of other planets' moons, such as Triton, and this book delivers. My students loved the dramatic colors of the images. The text about each planet is accurate and relatively concise; difficult scientific language is kept to a minimum. At the same time, Croswell does not "talk down" to young learners. This book gave me a considerable amount of background knowledge necessary to teach a unit on the Solar System to first grade. I read chunks of the text to my first grade students; it was very dense and wordy at times, so I found myself paraphrasing. The data tables and facts in the back would be more interesting and helpful to older learners. I was disappointed about the absence of a glossary and source page, which is why this text did not receive 5 stars. Overall, this is a good book, and I would use it again. ( )
  DayehSensei | Apr 26, 2012 |
This is a great book that gives you enormous amount of information about all of the planets, including the 10th planet. It also has information on other outer space phenomenon; from Comets to the first asteroids discovered.

As a student this is my favorite outer space book that i have read. The information is much different from the other books. It gives you fun information and interesting facts.

As a teacher i think my students would love this book. i could use this book as an introduction to a study of the solar system. ( )
  kirkonly | Apr 23, 2008 |
ary. Science writing for young readers often involves presenting generally accepted information as facts, but Croswell has taken some chances here. For instance, the International Astronomical Union will not even decide if 2003 UB313 is a planet until this summer. He does mention the controversy, but, except for the careful book title, treats its acceptance as established fact. Hindsight will show whether this and other choices were right or wrong. For now, teachers and middle-grade readers will welcome this informative visual feast. 2006, Boyds Mills, 56p, $19.95. Category: Nonfiction. Ages 8 to 14. © 2006 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

Audrey Irene Daigneault (Library Media Connection, October 2006)
Astronomer Ken Croswell has created a stunning, easy-to-read book on our solar system. The author defines the solar system as the sun and all the things that go around it such as planets, their moons, comets, and asteroids. The author starts this story from the sun, and moves out to the extremes of space. He begins with simple facts and easy-to-observe points, then expands to what has been learned from study and exploration. The volume is up-to-date with a chapter on the newly discovered 10th plane

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