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Asteroids and Comets: Books


Comets, Meteors and Asteroids

ISBN: 0688158439
Ages 6-10

Color photos and terrific science details make this oversized book a must for the space-lover in your home or your classroom. Simon writes a lot of children's science books and is well known for his skill in presenting the heart of a science concept in a way that kids love and enjoy.


Comets and Asteroids: Space Rocks

ISBN: 1433938162
Ages 5 and up

This book is one in a series of books about the solar system for early learners. Explore the world of space and learn all about space rocks. Short and to-the-point, this book will be fun to share with your budding scientists.


Asteroids, Comets, and Meteoroids

ISBN: 1429672238
Ages 8-10

Check out what leftover rocks in our solar system are doing. Here you can find out why they are an interest to science and what science can tell by studying them.


Dwarf Planets: Pluto, Charon, Ceres and Eris

ISBN: 1404839593
Ages 5 and up

This is one in a series of books about the planets in our solar system. But this one focuses on the little planets – the ones not big enough to be called actual planets – but have some of the same characteristics. Bright pictures and lots of information about the dwarf planets makes this one a fun read.


Comets (Scholastic News Nonfictions Readers: Space Science)

ISBN: 0531147592
Ages 6 and up

Early learners love Scholastic books and this one won't disappoint. Science is key here and this book includes an index, a glossary and tons of information about the comets in our solar system. More books available in the series on our solar system.


National Geographic Readers: Meteors

ISBN: 1426319436
Ages 6-9

Go with National Geographic into space to explore the world of meteors. Great science and great pictures are what we've come to expect from National Geographic. Learning about meteors with them will be a great adventure for the student scientist.


Asteroid Impact

ISBN: 0803725000
Ages 6 and up

Here is your chance to learn about a giant comet or asteroid that may have hit the earth 65 million years ago. What happened on that day and for many years after is the focus of this fascinating book. Wonderful paintings add to the science of this possible sequence of events that unfold right before your eyes. Questions and answers about the crater, how it got there, what may have happened, and what scientists know about the event are all outlined for you to consider.

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