1st Edition

Space Dictionary for Kids The Everything Guide for Kids Who Love Space

By Amy Anderson, Brian Anderson Copyright 2016
    192 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about astronomy and space, Space Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid's enthusiasm for the solar system and galaxy. Explore cosmology, stars and galaxies, the solar system, space exploration, and exoplanets and astrobiology. Hop on an astronomy timeline to learn the story of how primitive ancient beliefs evolved over centuries to become a high-technology science. Crack up over the humorous sidebars that expand on the topic of space with examples, explanations, diagrams, quizzes, and even short activities to enhance understanding. Use the references and further reading recommendations at the end to help find more information about astronomy, perfect for assignments or those just wanting to know more about the coolest topic in the galaxy! Divided into sections for quick access to the easy-to-understand definitions and amazing full-color illustrations, Space Dictionary for Kids is a must-have for any kid's home library!

    Grades 3-6

    NSTA Recommends

    Introduction Cosmology The Birth of the Universe Stars and Galaxies The Universe Today The Solar System You Are Here Astrobiology and Exoplanets Is There Anybody Out There? A History of Space Exploration Astronomy Timeline Additional Readings About the Authors Index


    Amy Anderson graduated summa cum laude from Austin College in 2015 with a triple major in physics, math, and theatre. She is currently a graduate student in theoretical physics at Rice University.

    Brian Anderson is the author of the "Zack Proton" outer space comedy chapter books. He has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and a master's degree in marine science and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas.

    This book is chock full of information. Full-color photos, as well as drawings and diagrams, are used to illustrate the information on each page.

    I'm not a big fan of outer space, but I enjoyed reading this book. The text is written in an interesting and easy-to-read manner. The abundance of illustrations help break up the material, making all the information easier to digest. This book would make great reading for anyone with an interest in anything related to outer space. Teachers could use it in the classroom as additional source material for units on space.,Christine M Irvin,KidsReads, 7/12/16
    Teachers and pre-service teachers will find the versatility of this book helpful for a quick check of space facts, helping students do independent research, and for differentiated instruction. I recommend this reference book for classroom teachers and students in Pre-K-grade 12. I can envision Space Dictionary being used in a variety of ways at all grade levels for all students including gifted and talented and special education. Children love learning interesting science facts and this book can contribute to their learning! Lois Spangler,NSTA Recommends, 9/7/16
    This specialized dictionary features fascinating information paired with stellar illustrations . . . The book is as up-to-date as possible in a field that is constantly making new discoveries, with major findings from 2015 included and numerical facts consistently prefaced with “As of 2016 . . . ” Though a dictionary format may not appeal to all readers, the design is attractive and the content is especially useful as a counterpoint in collections that already contain narrative nonfiction titles on the topic. A valuable astronomy resource with a place in juvenile collections of any size.,Kacy Helwick,School Library Journal, 9/19/16