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15 Minute Reads: Fun Facts About the Moon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
15 Minute Reads are designed to help children do a little bit reading everyday. Learn a little bit about the Earth's Moon as you explore some fun facts about it. How was the Moon created? There are several theories. How many people have been to the Moon? Not that many. Why does the Moon change every day? These questions and others are answered within.
14 Fun Facts About the Ring Moons of Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
There are eight regular satellites in orbit around Jupiter. These are moons that formed within the gravity field of Jupiter. They were formed at the same time and out of the same material as the planet itself. They have circular orbits and orbit in the same direction as the planet. This book is about the four, small ring moons. These little known moons are odd shaped and orbit close to the planet.
14 Fun Facts About the Strange Moon Titan: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
Titan was the first moon of Saturn to be discovered. It took another six years to find the next moon. Since then, 53 definite moons have been found around Saturn. Another nine moons are considered provisional. More study is needed to confirm that they are proper orbiting moons. Titan is covered in thick clouds and has a surface temperature of -178oC (-289oF). Find out more about this frozen moon.
14 Fun Fact About the Galilean Moons of Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
On January 7, 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei turned his newly developed telescope to Jupiter. He discovered four objects orbiting the giant planet. It took him another night’s observations to clearly distinguish between two of them. He called them “The Medicean planets”, after the Medici family. Find out more fun, fascinating facts about these four moons orbiting our largest planet.
El libro de las estrellas
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Price: Free! Words: 120. Language: Spanish. Published: November 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
EL LIBRO DE LAS ESTRELLAS es un pequeño álbum infantil ilustrado destinado a que los mas pequeños (1-3 años) aprendan nociones de astronomía. En él se presentan conceptos como: ESTRELLA, PLANETA, COMETA, SATÉLITE...
14 Fun Facts About Eclipses: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
Eclipses have amazed and terrified people for thousands of years. The sky grows dark. Daytime animals go to sleep and nocturnal animals wake up. Roosters crow and cows come in for milking. The sun is slowly covered by some mysterious celestial object. Sometimes it is blocked out completely. What had the people done wrong? Find out more about eclipses and amaze your friends with these 14 fun facts.
Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
The morning of June 18, 1983, was an important date for women. On that day, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. At age 32, she was also the youngest to orbit the Earth. This historic flight took Sally and four men on a six-day trip in the space shuttle Challenger. Find out more about the first American woman in space in this 15-Minute biography for kids.
14 Fun Facts About the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
It was once thought that our solar system ended at Saturn. Then the first telescopes revealed Uranus and Neptune. Differences in the calculations of the gravity of these giants set off another search and Pluto was discovered. Pluto was then thought to be the last planet of our solar system. Beyond it was empty space – until astronomers started looking at comets. That's when they discovered more!
14 Fun Facts About Dwarf Planets: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
More space objects have been found beyond Pluto, in a region known as the Kuiper Belt. In 2003, Eris was discovered and found to be larger than Pluto. It was put forward as a tenth planet. This caused much debate among astronomers. Are there more, larger objects in our solar system? How many? Are they all to be considered planets? Find out more about dwarf planets and how they came to be.
14 Fun Facts About Asteroids: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
Lying between Mars and Jupiter, The Main Asteroid Belt was once thought to be the remnants of an exploded planet or the beginnings of a planet that never formed. How much do you know about asteroids? Do you know: Where is The Main Asteroid Belt? What was the first asteroid discovered? How much mass does The Main Asteroid Belt have? Find out the answer to these questions and more.
14 Fun Facts About the Space Shuttle: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
What is a Space Shuttle? How can something that can’t fly go into space? Do astronauts get space sick? This book answers all these questions and more, plus everyone’s favorite: How do astronauts go to the toilet? This book was written in 2007, prior to the end of the space shuttle program. While the program no longer exists, this book is still of interest to those interested in space travel.
14 Fun Facts About the Solar System: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
You may think the Solar System consists of the sun and the eight planets that orbit around it. However, there are other things out there. There are comets, moons, asteroids, meteors, dust, ice, rock and much more. Plus there is a whole lot of man made junk. How much do you know about the solar system? Find out more in this fun fact-filled book!
14 Fun Facts About Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
How big is Jupiter compared to all the other planets in our solar system combined? Is there a surface to the planet Jupiter? Does Jupiter rotate faster of slower than any other planet in our solar system? Is Jupiter growing or shrinking? Learn the answer to these questions and many more fun facts in this 15-Minute Book. Find out more about Jupiter, our solar system's largest planet.
Live and Let Live (Bengali)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: Bengali. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
This is a short picture story of space journey of a small boy, Aman, along with two astronauts. They saw different planets and discover an alien planet in their interesting journey. This story helps children to learn about solar system.
Live and Let Live (Hindi)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: Hindi. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
This is a short picture story of space journey of a small boy, Aman, along with two astronauts. They saw different planets and discover an alien planet in their interesting journey. This story helps children to learn about solar system.
Live and Let Live
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
This is a short picture story of space journey of a small boy, Aman, along with two astronauts. They saw different planets and discover an alien planet in their interesting journey. This story helps children to learn about solar system.