First Big Book of Space

By Catherine D. Hughes; David A. Aguilar (Illustrator)
(National Geographic Society, Library Binding, 9781426310157, 127pp.)

Publication Date: October 9, 2012

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Description
This beautiful book is the latest addition to the"National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book"series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe.
Chapters include:
Chapter 1 focuses on the Earth, moon, and sun.
Chapter 2 introduces kids to the other planets in our solar system.
Chapter 3 explains other objects in our solar system, such as dwarf planets, comets, and asteroid belts.
Chapter 4 voyages even farther afield, touching on concepts such as the universe, the Milky Way, stars, galaxies, and black holes.
The last chapter delves into space exploration: humans on the moon, spaceships, the International Space Station.



About the Author


David Aguilar, author of "Planets, Stars, and Galaxies," is the Director of Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously, he was the Director of the Fiske Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Colorado. He is an accomplished astronomy illustrator and an experienced educator with an enormous enthusiasm for bringing science to children. David Aguilar lives in Boston, MA.
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