Stars and Planets

From the Series A Closer Look at…
Format Price Qty

This captivating book explores the stars and planets of outer space by presenting them through lush illustrations and photography that incorporate cross-sections, cutaway-views, and magnifications. These images are paired with an accessible text to provide a well-balanced introduction to outer space.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2015
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Black Rabbit Books
Imprint Book House
Series A Closer Look at…
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Lexile 885
ISBN 9781905087082
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2014-08-01
Author Margot Channing
Dewey 520
Guided Reading Level Q

Library Media Connection

This well-illustrated series covers certain biomes and other aspects of our world in a simple, concise, but limited manner. Not all biomes are discussed, unrelated topics are presented, and the illustrations are not a substitute for the type of vivid photography that is now available in many reference books. The series leaves gaps in the information and is unlikely to captivate the interest of students who have access to books or online content with high quality photographs.


Examines one of the world’s most mysterious places with a visual format that imparts a picture-book experience. Channing begins with a basic definition of a rain forest and walks readers through each layer from canopy to forest floor. Two-page spreads about the people of the arin forest and threats of deforestation and pollution are also included. While the text is high interest, the visuals take center stage with colorful and highly detailed large-scale illustrations and full-color photographs. The attention paid to the illustrations and the exotic subject matter make this a suitable choice for pleasure reading or research.”

Author: Margot Channing

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