Meet the Planets

Soar into the Solar System to witness the first Favorite Planet Competition, emceed by none other than the former-ninth planet, now known as dwarf planet Pluto. The readers become the judges after the sun can’t pick a favorite and the meteors leave for a shower. Who will the lucky winning planet be? Could it be speedy-messenger Mercury, light-on-his-feet Saturn, or smoking-hot Venus? Readers learn all about each planet as Pluto announces them with short, tongue-in-cheek facts. Children of all ages will spend hours searching the art for all the references to famous scientists and people of history, space technology, constellations, art, and classic literature. 4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back 40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book s homepage eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio
My Comments:  I have been reading Sylvan Dell books to my second graders for the past week and they LOVE them.  I told them I was getting this book yesterday and low and behold when I got home it was there, so I read it to them today.  They LOVED it.  We do not have the opportunity to do lots of science, so they listen like there is no tomorrow when I read these books and especially for some reason when I read this book to them.  The illustrations are adorable.  The facts are up to date, and cute cute cute the way they teach the planets in a game-show format.  I know if you have a child from the ages of 5-10, this book would be beneficial and of interest.  The AR level is 4.2, which is a little high for my group of students, but the interest in the content is definitely there, so it is a terrific read aloud.
Giveaway:  If you are interested in a copy of this book, please leave a comment telling me your favorite topic of non-fiction children’s book.  I will use to choose a winner on Sunday, May 19.  Thank you for your interest!


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7 Responses to “GIVEAWAY – – Meet the Planets by John McGranaghan”

  1. Stacie Gorkow @SincerelyStacie Says:

    We love reading books about animals at our house.

  2. Anne Says:

    We enjoy books about adventures.

  3. ellie Says:

    A favorite of ours is exploring countries.

  4. Theresa N Says:

    Our favorite subject is American history.

  5. Megan Says:

    I like to read biographies with my students.

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  7. Carol M Says:

    My son is a teacher and he is always teaching the kids about saving the environment and recycling.

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