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What object is the center of our solar system? The Sun! Eight planets orbit this giant, burning ball of gas. Life on Earth could not exist without the Sun. It gives us light and heat and gives plants energy to grow. Early readers will be taken on a journey through outer space as they learn these and other fascinating facts about the most famous star in all of outer space. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence structure. Stunning photos closely align with descriptive text that will grab kids' attention. Emergent readers won't be able to stop turning the pages as they explore Earth's solar system. Get ready to blast off!

 
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF051040
Genre Nonfiction, Beginning Readers
Copyright 2015
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Out of this World
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781627245692, 9781627246545, 9781627247368
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 523.7
Dimensions 8 x 8
ATOS Reading Level 1.9
Guided Reading Level L
Lexile Reading Level 460
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 2.5
Author Chaya Glaser
 

The Horn Book Guide Review for Out of This World

Limited facts about objects in the solar system are presented in simple sentences for beginning readers. The two-page illustrations feature images of the planets, the sun, and occasionally spacecraft on eye-catching starry black backgrounds. A chart comparing the featured body to earth’s temperature, atmosphere, and other conditions concludes each book. Reading list, Glos., ind.

The Sun

The Out of this World series offers books on significant objects in the solar system, including the sun, the planets, and dwarf planet Pluto. A subset of the publisher’s Little Bits! First Readers series, the books have short main texts with a relatively simple vocabulary and a formulaic structure (distinctive feature, place in the solar system, comparison of size to Earth, etc.). While some volumes include statements that need further explanation, the illustrations, mainly from NASA, are often colorful and attractive. A secondary choice for larger library collections.

The Sun

The Out of this World series offers books on significant objects in the solar system, including the sun, the planets, and dwarf planet Pluto. A subset of the publisher’s Little Bits! First Readers series, the books have short main texts with a relatively simple vocabulary and a formulaic structure (distinctive feature, place in the solar system, comparison of size to Earth, etc.). While some volumes include statements that need further explanation, the illustrations, mainly from NASA, are often colorful and attractive. A secondary choice for larger library collections.

Index
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Full-color photographs