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Title:
Do stars have points? : questions and answers about stars and planets
Author:
Berger, Melvin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Reference, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Questions and answers explore various aspects of stars and our solar system, including the sun, planets, moons, comets, and asteroids.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
700 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 1.0 63211.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.9 3 Quiz: 03159 Guided reading level: R.
ISBN:
9780590130806

9780590130875
Format :
Book

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So many mysterious things appear when we look up at the sky. And then there are the bodies we can't even see. Learning about the universe helps us understand our own planet. Children will find out about stars, planets, comets, meteors, and more. The authors provide answers that help children understand the scale, movements, and complicated relationships of objects in our universe and beyond.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. Each book in the Scholastic Question and Answer series focuses on a particular area of science, asking questions related to the topic and answering each query with one or more paragraphs of pertinent information. Although the idea has been tried before, this series works better than most in that it organizes the material well, it asks questions that children may actually have posed, and the answers are clear and precise. Stars introduces topics in astronomy, from "Do asteroids ever strike earth?" to "Is there life elsewhere in the solar system?" The Bergers are being responsible as they qualify some replies with phrases such as "Most scientists think." Often dramatic and beautiful, the paintings illustrate the text quite effectively. Flies explores the world of insects, answering questions such as "Do insects have tongues?" and "How can you tell a moth from a butterfly?" The colorful illustrations are detailed, vivid, and well conceived. A science series attractive enough for browsers, yet solid enough to help support the curriculum. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-A series of questions about weather and astronomy that children will find intriguing. How and why the weather changes; why there are different clouds; and the driest, wettest, coldest, and hottest places on Earth are typical of the topics covered in Rain. Stars includes how stars are formed; why Mars is red; theories on the formation of the universe; and the life of our sun, moon, galaxies, and planets. The illustrations in Rain are clear and bright but somewhat static, while those in Stars are dramatic. Although the books are designed for browsing, good indexing makes the information easily accessible for basic reports.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.