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  • Item #: 024439
    ISBN: 9780743234900
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    Dr. Ransom is kidnapped and taken to the planet Malacandra where he learns the meaning of divine providence and gains new insight into the organization of our universe. The first book in C. S. Lewis' Space Trilogy.

  • Item #: 009302
    ISBN: 9781586093778
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    ISBN: 9781586095963
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  • Item #: 007023
    ISBN: 9780794533724
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       I really like Usborne books, but this is one is a favorite. Intended for a younger audience, this 8-page, large format (9.5 x 11.75 inches) book introduces children to the world of space – the sun, planets, super stars, galaxies, space exploration, space travel, and the constellations of the night sky. All of the information is printed in small snippets, so as not to be overwhelming, and on heavier cardstock pages – and four of the pages even fold out for a grander view. Very sturdy for younger hands and the book presents just facts. There is no theory or conjecture about how it all came to be, just good information to introduce little ones to the topic of space. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 026242
    ISBN: 9780794524692
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    I have always been a fan of the Usborne books, and this one is no exception – you'll not be disappointed with the beautiful photography and the plethora of facts. This encyclopedia is completely focused on earth science and includes chapters on planet earth, earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, weather, plants and animals, shaping the land (soil/weathering/erosion), and rivers and oceans. Scattered throughout the book, along with the information provided, you will find recommended websites where you and your child can find out more. The pages will draw you in, no matter your age, as you learn about our planet Earth. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 035044
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    Look out your window and stare into space (literally!) with these decoration clings. These planets are made out of a static cling vinyl that will stick to any laminated or glossy surface, including dry erase boards, table tops, file cabinets, windows, and even your refrigerator! There is a cling for each of the planets and the moon (sorry, no sun), with each cling taken from real Hubble images. These clings would be a great visual aid as you are studying the planets in earth science or going through a unit study on the solar system. The clings are removable and reusable, so your children can even use them to practice putting the planets in order! The clings come on a 12" x 17" sheet you can store them on when you're ready to put them away. - elise

  • Item #: 066075
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       The illustrations you know and love from Write Brain products, but in jumbo flashcard form! Each card has an illustration on either side, and there are several ways to use them. Study the card, then describe everything you saw. Imagine being one of the characters pictured, and explain what you think they’re feeling. Tell or write a short story about what you think is happening. Think of these as visual, colorful writing prompts for kids of all ages. You could even use these for a foreign language exercise by writing your story in the language you’re studying. Set includes 22 4.5x8.75” cards. – Laura

  • Item #: 067913
    ISBN: 9781618931535
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      The Animal Kingdom is one of the most fascinating aspects of planet earth. Millions of species exist: flying, walking, and swimming on our planet. This visually stunning book may not capture them all, but it certainly hits the highlights! Inside are over 2,500 animals, complete with over 1,000 color photographs. This vast array begins with introducing the Animal Kingdom and is divided into convenient chapters: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Arthropods, and Other Invertebrates. Chapters are loosely organized into sub-sections such as “Big Cats,” “Dogs, Wolves, and Foxes,” etc. While the book’s main strength is the incredible visual presentation, each page contains brief entries providing a concise animal overview, a “card” with the common & scientific name, size, habitat, and food preferences. Rounding out entries are concise “About Me”, “Fun Facts,” “ROAR,” and “Surprisingly Human” boxes to maintain reader interest. An excellent choice for any “general interest” animal lover!

  • Item #: 022914
    ISBN: 9780979221101
    Retail: $39.00
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    Sure, we all study astronomy in high school, but does the astronomy you studied help you to navigate, tell time, or even identify the planets as they appear to us in the sky? Probably not, if you, like me and many others, studied astronomy primarily as ½Å"modern astronomy" which offers dazzling telescopic photos of the planets, and information based on measurements made by astronomers. So, what's the difference? Classical astronomy is based on how humans on earth view the sky, and how we can learn the patterns of movement of the sun, moon and stars and apply this knowledge for practical use. This is the way astronomy has been studied for centuries, before we developed high-tech instruments to satisfy our never-ending curiosity about the surfaces of other planets, the structure of stars and planets, and what else is out there.

    To fulfill this purpose, Signs & Seasons focuses on learning classical astronomy through the cycles of movement of celestial bodies and how these change through a day, a month, and a year. The course is written from a Biblical standpoint, and author Jay Ryan reminds us that keeping time through the days, months, and seasons were actually the purpose that the sun, moon, and stars were created. Seven chapters (and an epilogue) cover an introduction to the sky, day, night, the cycle of the month, the position of the sun in the sky and its' apparent movement to us, the cycle of the month, the seasonal stars, ½Å"wandering" stars (planets), and the calendar. Topics studied within include the divisions of the day, astronomical alignments, the circle of the meridian, phases of the moon, eclipses and why they occur, changes in the sky through the seasons, the motions of the planets, and much more. Historical information is woven throughout the text, which ties together what we observe in the skies today, and what ancient astronomers learned from viewing the same sky years ago.

    Each chapter is formatted like a science text, with very readable, fascinating text accompanied by large, clear, grayscale illustrations that follow along and offer a visual component that matches the reading. The diagrams that show the movement of the stars are especially helpful, as they show their change in position over time, from the ground, so they should be similar to what you observe in the night sky. Quotes from the Bible, famous astronomers, and various other places are scattered throughout the text, and in keeping with the ½Å"classical" theme, historical woodcuts and vintage art also accompany the text.

    Following the text portion of the book, you'll find a section of ½Å"field activities" to be used with each chapter. These include making and maintaining a field journal to record all of your observations, sketching diagrams of the sun, moon and stars and doing hands-on manipulative activities with a globe and cardboard models. Activities are given for all major topics covered which allow you to see the astronomical topics in practice and are sure to make them very memorable! Guiding questions accompany the observation activities and give students a guideline for their journal entries as they observe. Although there are no study or review questions found in the book chapters, keep an eye out for the accompanying workbook that will be available soon. An appendix at the end of the book holds a glossary, bibliographies of quoted authors, astronomical tables for viewing the stars and planets, a bibliography and index. So, if you think you've already covered astronomy, sit tight and enjoy this course which helps you understand what you actually see when you look up at the stars at night. 262 pages, hardcover. ½" Jess

  • Item #: 012684
    ISBN: 9780140322422
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  • Item #: 057963
    ISBN: 9781426310140
    Retail: $14.95
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    The First Big Book of Space by Catherine Hughes is a wonderful, kid-friendly introduction to our solar system. This hardcover, 128-page book uses a format with plenty of illustrations and photos to engage your young ones.

    Five chapters explain familiar objects first (sun, moon and earth) and then move out into the solar system – Looking Up From Earth, Earth's Neighborhood, Earth's Other Neighbors, Far Far Away, and Exploring Space. Throughout the chapters you will find fact boxes that give an overview of each topic, Pop-Up Facts that offer added information to the main text, beautiful art, photos, and illustrations with labeling for your visual young learner. Questions are also scattered through the chapters for discussion points or an extension of the content. Expand your child's astronomy vocabulary with the terms that are introduced throughout; the glossary (at the back) lists them alphabetically with short definitions. Rounding out the chapters is a two-page map of the solar system that can be used to see planet order, practice naming the planets, and to see the different planet categories – rocky, gas, and dwarf.

    The text is simply written for easier understanding, and for beginning readers. If your child isn't reading yet, this is a good parent read-aloud. The information is solid and fact-based with no theory interjection. Two pages of Parent Tips are offered at the back of the book to build on the information presented – nine activities in all. Some fun options include watching the sunrise together, observing the movement of the sun, following the phases of the moon, learning the poem "Star Light, Star Bright," and more. "To infinity and beyond…" with your little space explorers. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 065695
    ISBN: 9780152051280
    Retail: $8.99
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    Centuries in the future, on the planet Austar IV, a young man steals a dragon hatchling hoping to train it to fight to the death and thus win enough money to buy his own freedom. Does Jakkin have what it takes to be a dragon trainer? Or will his dreams of freedom die in the fight pit with his beloved dragon? Written by Jane Yolen. Note that there are references to a fictional drug called "blisterweed" and a few made-up swear words. 303 pages, pb. Rachel

    Book 3 -Jakkin and Akki hide out in a cave network with their dragon and her hatchlings, where they discover a gruesome secret.

  • Item #: 058750
    ISBN: 9781771470032
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    If you're like me, you love comic books. However, if you're lucky enough to have the drawing skills that I lack, then this book is for you. Draw Out the Story presents ten tips for using the comic book medium to tell your own tales and adventures. These tips cover subjects like taking your time, knowing your tools, and letting your personality shine. The author, Brian McLachlan (creative mind behind Princess Planet and regular contributor to OWL Magazine) presents his points not only in text, but with drawn examples to make sure each of his 10 main ideas is understood. Some great starting activities are included, such as writing and drawing exercises and writing prompts. This book is a great next step for the artist who is looking to tell stories with his characters. 143 pages with lots of color illustrations; sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 053259
    ISBN: 9781592405084
    Retail: $18.00
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    No, really, this is a serious book. Despite the childish (and somewhat outdated!) title, this book continues to impress me. Inside, you will not only find an incredibly in-depth book on various aspects of physics, but also select panels of comics illustrating various facets of science. The book is laid out in a very "progressive" way- beginning with basic physical concepts and proceeding from there with the groundwork firmly in the reader's mind. There are three sections: Mechanics, Energy- Heat and Light, and Modern Physics. Within each are several specific chapters. Each concept is treated in a complex manner, just as in a high-school textbook. The difference, however, is in the author's incredibly interesting style. Every concept is explained in relation to comics, with author James Kakalios either pointing out flaws and/or discovering how accurately the stories are portrayed.

    Even crazy things - like Superman's capabilities - are thoroughly explained away by such related factors as his home planet's possible gravity: after solving Superman's strength ratio, the author finds that Krypton (Superman's home planet) must be 15 times denser. How? Neutron-star matter, Kakalios states. This increased density, of course, must be what caused Krypton to fall apart in the first place. And all this from Superman's jumping capabilities! Literally dozens of concepts and hundreds more individual facets are covered in this book, riddled with the author's witty interjections. I would go so far as to say this is both on-par with high-school level physics, and a great book to read in anyone's spare time. Please note that the author very occasionally points out matter relating to evolution, but these instances are few and far between. 424 pgs, pb. - Stephen

  • Item #: 034350
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    The EarthBall is a fascinating introduction to the planet we live on. It is a 16" inflatable globe that depicts the physical earth as recorded through aerial, space and satellite photography supplied by NASA. While there is something wonderful about holding a 16" replica of the planet earth (without any sort of man-made boundaries in evidence), the wonder of our world only increases when you turn out all the lights – for then the world's cities begin to glow, adding a whole new dimension to the planet. A 16-page guide-book comes with the globe and includes educational activities, games for the EarthBall, and facts about both the EarthBall and the real Earth.

  • Item #: 040083
    ISBN: 9781579123666
    Retail: $19.99
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    Have you ever laid in the grass looking up into the night sky and just wondered? This was a regular occurrence at our house when our kids were younger. Maybe you wanted to find the big dipper, know the name of that bright star over there, see a shooting star or figure out why the stars are in different places at different times. The answers to these questions and so much more can be found in this book.

    The author, Michael Driscoll, has packed a lot of information into this 93 page, hardcover book. Cute illustrations and drawings by Meredith Hamilton, magnificent photography, and a great deal of astronomy material fill the pages. The book is divided into three sections: Our Universe and Welcome to It, What’s Up There, and Exploring What’s Up There. The first section gives an overview of what’s in the night sky and information about the universe in general, including the believed age of 15 billion years. “What’s Up There” talks about the stars, sun, planets, asteroids, comets, galaxies, gravity, dark matter and black holes. Exploring What’s Up There includes tools for star gazers, traveling to the stars, astronauts, space station, constellations and much more. This last section includes information about the Zodiac and its role in astrology. A brief history of space is included at the end, along with a guide for finding things in the night sky.Additional reading and astronomy websites are given as well.

    You can get some experience finding constellations by using the Star Finder included with the book. Take it outside with you as you star gaze and use it to locate the night time formations. Two sheets of glow-in-the-dark stickers are also included. Planets, stars, and more can be used to bring the night sky into your room. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 064429
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      Why is it that many of our science projects end up in the stuffed in a closet or trash can (gasp!)?

    Could it be that we have not found one that we feel has the quality to be a fixture in a main living area or our child’s bedroom? I think this is one kit that will stand the test of time and remain displayed for time to come.

     Set includes quality, smooth wood planets (8), a wooden sun, and wooden hanger; 6 non-toxic acrylic paint tubs, 1 non-toxic glow in the dark paint; 1 non-toxic metallic silver paint; 2 artist quality paintbrushes, 5 yards of cord, pop-out label sheet, and instruction sheet with painting and hanging guide and solar system fun facts. The hanger (Milky Way Galaxy) measures 9” across, and the largest planet, Saturn’s rings measuring 7 1/4” across. The sun measures approximately 7x7” and the smallest piece is Venus, measuring approx. 2”. A wonderful project to conclude your space studies or to decorate your space loving child’s bedroom! ~Deanne

  • Item #: 012709
    ISBN: 9780890518342
    Retail: $16.99
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    Was there a Big Bang? According to the Astronomy Book, "Biblical creation and the big bang are exact opposites and cannot be reconciled." Learn about the universe and space from a Creationist viewpoint. Topics covered include the size and origins of the universe, eclipses, constellations, space exploration, the solar system, stars and galaxies, cosmic catastrophes, and other solar systems. This hardcover book contains 80 pages with color photographs as well as a pull-out poster.

    The corresponding study guide is a great tool for small group study and homeschool. Each chapter lists the corresponding pages from The Astronomy Book, scripture passages, and questions for students to answer. There is also a list of vocabulary words to define and suggested activities for each chapter which range from a field trip to the planetarium to making a chart of the planets. Some chapters include suggestions for additional reading. This 51- page study guide is not reproducible, and an answer key is included. 5" x 8", softcover. ~ Anh/Donna

  • Item #: 024441
    ISBN: 9780743234924
    Retail: $17.00
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    The last book of the C.S. Lewis trilogy beginning with Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. In this breakneck journey of suspense, Dr. Ransom must choose sides in a battle between science and ethics. Again, a timeless allegory of good and evil. Although no study guide has been written for this last book, many of our customers have requested it since we stock the other two books in the trilogy.

  • Item #: 033546
    Retail: $39.99
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      Explore space with Ms. Frizzle and the gang with your own Magic School Bus Space Lab. Create a planet poster, make a night vision flashlight, make a constellation box and planet mobile, and use the Star Pilot™ (batteries included) to navigate the night sky. Have hours of fun throughout the year as you explore the planets and stars. Add a Magic School Bus DVD (#024221) and books (#060069, #022996) to create your own unit study. All of your supplies are neatly packed in a Magic School Bus-shaped box and includes: Star Pilot™, 20 experiment cards, string, straws, planet poster, constellation fact sheet, constellation box, sticker sheet, constellation booklet, constellation cards, data notebook, pipe cleaners, cut outs of planets, red cellophane, elastic band, and constellation chart. Enjoy the adventure!▲CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs

  • Item #: 009705
    ISBN: 9780756662776
    Retail: $24.99
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      I have always been fascinated by space and its vastness. There is so much out there, so much to explore and discover and so much to learn. This beautiful DK resource is over 250 pages of photos, illustrations, and summaries in the areas of observing the universe, the violent universe, space exploration and satellites, people in space, solar system, earth, the moon, the Sun, stars and stargazing. Take a visual tour away from earth into our galaxy and see what we have already discovered and what is left to find. Most topics are given two pages of presentation, but occasionally you will find a full two-page captioned photo – circles of stars, Saturn by Sunlight, or a view of the Earth from space – breath taking! No matter your age, this is a wonderful resource for your science shelf. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 006363
    ISBN: 9780890516874
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.45
    Was there a Big Bang? According to the Astronomy Book, "Biblical creation and the big bang are exact opposites and cannot be reconciled." Learn about the universe and space from a Creationist viewpoint. Topics covered include the size and origins of the universe, eclipses, constellations, space exploration, the solar system, stars and galaxies, cosmic catastrophes, and other solar systems. This hardcover book contains 80 pages with color photographs as well as a pull-out poster.

    The corresponding study guide is a great tool for small group study and homeschool. Each chapter lists the corresponding pages from The Astronomy Book, scripture passages, and questions for students to answer. There is also a list of vocabulary words to define and suggested activities for each chapter which range from a field trip to the planetarium to making a chart of the planets. Some chapters include suggestions for additional reading. This 51- page study guide is not reproducible, and an answer key is included. 5" x 8", softcover. ~ Anh/Donna

  • Item #: 065904
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    We are out to prove that everything people think they know about wall decals is wrong when it comes to Mona Melisa Designs.

    We’ve discovered a way to create something you haven’t seen before using superior materials:

    • A fabric that is endlessly adhesive because it’s cleanable – all it needs is a little rubbing alcohol
    • A fabric that is durable – tearing and ripping is out of the question
    • A fabric that has maximum versatility – walls become a creative canvas
    • A fabric that is safe for every family – No BPA, lead or PVC
    • We are proud to support our community by manufacturing in the USA! This PEEL, PLAY & LEARN set is 24" by 40". The bright and colorful, fun graphics on our PEEL, PLAY & LEARN educational sets make them perfect for visual learners.

      Kinesthetic learners will love touching the pieces and moving them around from place to place. Our educational PEEL, PLAY & LEARN sets can be combined with verbal instruction to satisfy auditory learners as well.Simply peel your play set off of the backing and stick it gently to your wall in a convenient location. Make sure to flatten all areas and edges. Remove the accessories in the same way and place them onto the wall in whichever combination you wish. To store extra pieces, simply re-stick your customized wall play set on its original backing.

      The educational solar system play set teaches the following skills:

      • *Planet recognition
      • *Solar System Configuration
      • *Constellations
      • *Phases of the Earth’s moon
      • *Seasons of the year
      • *Earth’s axis and rotation around the sun
      • *Types of galaxies
      • *Black Holes
      • *Eclipses
  • Item #: 065206
    Retail: $64.99
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    Sound like magic? If you’ve ever hassled with poles or giant umbrellas, setting up this cabana will be magical indeed! The patented one touch system means all you have to do is pull it out of the compact carrying case, spread out the bottom, and lift up the center to lock the poles into place and create an instant shelter! Similar to the One Touch Cabana (item #065201) but larger at 75”Lx46”Wx45”H and featuring an open front. This cabana has a waterproof floor, two inside pockets for storage, sandbags for stability on windy days, and UV-treated 190T Polyester Taffeta fabric. Blue with orange accents.

  • Item #: 065199
    Retail: $19.99
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      Have you ever cringed at the idea of messy arts and crafts with your kids? Has it kept you from letting them express their creativity, even though you know they love it? Make clean up a little easier with a sturdy, water-resistant tarp. Use it on the floor to catch the mess or directly on a surface where kids are painting or using glitter. Then just take it outside to shake it out or hose it off. For smaller messes, wipe with a damp cloth. The size is really convenient at just shy of 8’x10’. It has finished hemmed edges and reinforced grommets at each corner. Take it to the beach or on a grassy picnic to sit on. Make a shade cover for a sand box or kiddie pool! Put one under a high chair. Got enough ideas yet? Made from reinforced, woven blue plastic ~Sara

  • Item #: 056393
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    Taking interactive learning to the next level, these quality 32 "x 42" laminated wall charts appeals to all the learning styles. Detailed posters come alive with the required downloadable app (Apple or Android devices). Once the app is downloaded students will explore galaxies, planets and their orbits and moons, and various space probes. Even when the smart devices are put away, a vividly illustrated poster remains. An out of this world experience for children of all ages. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 030100
    Retail: $26.50
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    When my kids were younger, we made our solar system model out of Styrofoam balls. If you want something more sophisticated than Styrofoam balls for your solar system, Slinky Brand has put it all in one kit for you. Your students will get to build, paint, and assemble their solar system model using plastic parts that snap together. After painting each scale-sized planet with the included paint set, organize your planets into our solar system using the provided string, clips and stands. The included 64-page booklet has your instructions for assembling and over 20 activities to go along with your project. This kit would be a great enhancement to your science curriculum. Ideal for your hands-on learner. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 013210
    ISBN: 9781483816883
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    This book is composed of over 100 reproducible worksheets that cover various aspects of earth science. The exercises encourage students to identify different things using words from the provided word bank. Students do everything from labeling hemispheres and landforms to filling out charts describing clouds and weather patterns to identifying scientific equipment and units of measure. A few crossword puzzles and dot-to-dot activities are also included, but most of the worksheets just prompt students to use words to answer questions. The worksheets can be used as a general review or teachers can select exercises throughout the book to correlate with their studies. Almost every area of earth science that is covered at these grades is included somewhere in the worksheets, including weather, rocks and minerals, seasons, planets, volcanoes, and oceans. An answer key is included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 065967
    Retail: $15.99
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    Assemble your own solar system model using the Smoothfoam Solar System Kit. Smoothfoam is a smooth surfaced Styrofoam that works better for crafting projects. The less porous surface is great for painting, gluing, and pinning. This kit includes 11 Smoothfoam balls in sizes 1" up to 4.5", two options for Saturn's rings (3.5" foam ring and printed rings to cut out of the box), Smoothfoam ring for the base, 9 12" wooden sticks to be used to attach the planets around the Sun and water based paint and brushes.  You will need scissors, wire cutters, ruler, tacky glue or low temp glue gun, and 1 eyelet screw for hanging (optional). Instructions are printed on the side of the box. Build your solar system model as you study in your science curriculum or unit study, and hang it in your room as a decoration. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 015556
    ISBN: 9780544763425
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    A great book for the beginning stargazer! Authored by H.A. Rey (of Curious George fame), the book starts with the more well-known constellations, introducing and naming them and showing you the constellation both with, and without, lines connecting the stars. Also, it shows you the names of the bigger stars, and which constellation they are in. Quizzes are given after several constellations, and "sky views" show you the sky from the north and south at different times in the year. These pages give you plenty of practice picking out constellations on the page before you move outside for the real thing. It also helps you to find out exactly what months, days, and times a certain constellation will be visible. Stories about constellations are fun to read and make the constellations easy to remember. The sun and planets are also covered, and you learn what planets you can expect to see from earth, and when. Soon, you'll be ready for your own trip to outer space! - Megan