I'm happy to report that I actually made it through all of the PPB posts from last Friday, and I think I even read them all by Saturday morning. A major accomplishment for me and now I have quite the list for the library! This week, I'm going with space. We've had some warm clear nights recently, so it seemed appropriate. Enjoy!
Title: Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars
Written and Illustrated by: Douglas Florian
Publisher: Harcourt Inc., 2007
Suitable for: ages 4 and up
Themes/Topics: Poetry, science, astronomy
Opening: On a clear night you might try/ To gaze upon the starry sky./ A telescope or binoculars are/ Great aids to observe a star.
Brief Synopsis: Through beautiful rhyming poetry, this book covers the major and minor planets, the constellations, the galaxy, and a black hole. There is even a glossary
Links to resources: There is a poetry kit created by Douglas Florian here on the Harcourt website. The Skywalk app on the ipad is amazing to take outside, even on a cloudy night.
Why I chose this book: Aside from being educational, the rhyming makes learning about about stars.