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Children's Nonfiction General

Earth and the Sun

by (author) Bobbie Kalman & Kelley MacAulay

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Feb 2008
General, Rocks & Minerals, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3


This extraordinary book shows in a simple way how the Sun's light and warmth affect the Earth. Children will be amazed to learn that the sun is actually a star, and that its position and distance from the Earth cause day and night as well as changing weather and the seasons. Simple, brief explanations also describe the Earth's rotation and tilt, the Earth's two poles and the equator, a solar eclipse, how plants make food from sunlight, and how sunlight colors our world.

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Librarian Reviews

Earth and the Sun (Looking at Earth)

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on me… Learn how this star causes day and night, weather changes and seasonal changes. Read how it affects plants, animals and water. Discover how it makes colours, reflections and shadows. Includes photos, illustrations, glossary and index.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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