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August 20, 2017

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Blast off to Space! 2017 Summer of Learning

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Book Suggestions for For Kids in grades K - 2

 

2017 Summer of Learning: Blast off to Space

Here are some great books for kids in grades K-2 which will get you started discovering more about space and science:

 

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Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison
Calkhoven, Laurie

A biography of Mae Jemison, the first female African-American astronaut.--


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 20 copies

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To the Stars!: First American Woman to Walk in Space

To the Stars!: First American Woman to Walk in Space
Van Vleet, Carmella


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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Gloria Rising

Gloria Rising
Cameron, Ann

A chance meeting with a woman astronaut encourages Gloria to try to be her best self, even with her difficult fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Yardley.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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CatStronauts: [Book 1], Mission Moon

CatStronauts: [Book 1], Mission Moon
Brockington, Drew

Alerted to a global energy crisis, the President consults with the World's Best Scientist, who suggests sending a special group of astronauts to turn the Moon into a solar power plant.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 10 on 30 copies

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Planets

Planets
Carney, Elizabeth

Provides information about the planets, the sun, and moons.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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The Darkest Dark

The Darkest Dark
Hadfield, Chris

"Young Chris loves pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploiring the universe. Only one problem--at night, he's afraid of the dark. Only when he watches the moon landing on TV does he realize how exciting the unknown can be. Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield"--


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 14 copies

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Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
Sisson, Stéphanie Roth

"A biography of Carl Sagan focusing on his childhood and culminating in the Voyager mission and the Golden Record"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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Mousetronaut: Based on A (partially) True Story

Mousetronaut: Based on A (partially) True Story
Kelly, Mark E.

A small, but plucky, mouse named Mike is sure that he can help the Space Shuttle astronauts, and ends up saving the whole mission.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 12 copies

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Planets

Planets
Baines, Rebecca

Curious kids will learn about the different planets in our solar system, including our own precious planet, Earth! Interactive spreads help young readers learn basic concepts while sweet, poetic text helps them understand how special our solar system is in the grand context of outer space. These engaging Explore My World picture books on subjects kids care about combine simple stories with unforgettable photography.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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How the Meteorite Got to the Museum

How the Meteorite Got to the Museum
Hartland, Jessie

"Details the steps that brought a meteor from outer space, across the eastern US, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to be verified, tested, and exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History. Hartland breaks down complex actions and processes in kid-friendly terms and includes pages of fascinating meteor details"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 13 copies

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