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Far-Out Guide to the Icy Dwarf Planets

Series: Far-Out Guide to the Solar System

By Mary Kay Carson

Our solar system used to have nine planets. But recently, scientists ruled that Pluto was actually a "dwarf planet." So what exactly is a dwarf planet, how many of them are there, and how do scientists study and classify them? All the facts you need, and lots more, are included in this up-to-date book, featuring a center spread with fast facts.

Library Bound Book978-0-7660-3187-6$27.27$20.45

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"Reclassifying Pluto as a dwarf planet has caused many children to question why and how? This book has all the answers and more in an easy to read format."

BookLinx Book Evaluation Program, January 30, 2012

"This series offers upper elementary and middle schoolers more information in a visually pleasing format . . ."

Garland Independent School District, May 30, 2011

"Very interesting and entertaining."

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, May 2, 2011

"Lively writing with specific facts systematically presented and plenty of dramatic space art and photography add up to a winning formula for these introductions to our planet and its solar neighborhood."

School Library Journal, December 2010

"Kid friendly language in conversational tone . . ."

Richardson Independent School District, April 21, 2011

". . . a very up-to-date series to add."

Denver Public Schools, April 4, 2011

". . . a great introduction to Pluto and the other dwarf planets . . . very informative text . . ."

Arlington Independent School District, February 10, 2011

". . . offers a multitude of facts to report-writers, focusing on what astronomers know and the many perplexing questions still to be answered."

Children's Literature

"Sentence length is fairly short, making for easy reading. Most students will be able to read one of these books in a night or two."

Library Media Connection, August/September 2011

"The text is organized, and easy for young readers to understand . . . This book can be enjoyed for pleasure, but would also be a good resource for research projects."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, February 24, 2011

"Highly recommended for an elementary school or public library collection. It might also find use in middle school collections. This book could easily become a favorite for the reluctant reader."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, January 2011

". . . an excellent addition for libraries serving fourth through sixth graders."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries

"An engaging and easy-to-understand text . . ."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries

"These texts explore a range of topics about bodies in the solar system, covering both planetary science and the technology used to explore and gather data."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2011

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