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The Secrets of Earth
This title covers these subjects: Earth., Planets., Earth -- Exploration.
The Secrets of Earth
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The Secrets of Earth

We spend our whole lives on Earth, but the planet still has secrets!  From ancient cultures who wondered about our place in the universe, to modern scientists who drill deep into Earth’s core, map the oceans, and send humans to the moon, people are passionately curious about the planet we call home.  Vivid photos and illustrations, scientist spotlights, and sidebars help unlock the secrets of planet Earth.

Reading LevelGrades 2-4
Interest LevelGrades 2-4
Lexile Level910L
ATOS Level5.6
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #175219
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
Page Dimensions7 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $34.65 School/Library Price

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Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

"These books for second through fourth graders include basic facts about planets in our solar system, accompanied by excellent images from the latest planetary explorations. Additional considerations of “secrets” — the unknowns and puzzles that guide current scientific inquiry — illustrate the constantly changing understanding of astronomers, both historical and present-day." - Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

January 23, 2017

Learning Magazine

"What makes the tide rise and fall? How many layers does our atmosphere have? Get the lowdown on everything about our planet and its formula for life with this book." - Learning Magazine

January 1, 2017

Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin

"From early human observations of lights in the sky, to past and future research missions, they’ll uncover many secrets about our celestial neighborhood. Comparisons to Earth, fact boxes, maps, and captions all combine to aid understanding. These books support Next Generation science standards, and the Smithsonian’s seal of approval guarantees excellence of this nonfiction set." - Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin

December 1, 2015


Planetary Society - Emily Lakdawalla

"...particularly good, with up-to-date science and exploration sections. . . .All the books featured one current scientist (the list includes Louise Prockter, Adriana Ocampo, Mark Bordreaux, Ashwin Vasavada, Steve Vance, Carolyn Porco, Leigh Fletcher, and Heidi Hammel, respectively), and all have a closing page talking about questions for future exploration missions." - Planetary Society

November 24, 2015

Emma Carlson-Berne

Emma Carlson-Berne

Emma Carlson Berne has written more than a dozen books for children and young adults, including teen romance novels, biographies, and history books. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, Aaron, her son, Henry, and her dog, Holly.

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