Look to the Stars
by Buzz Aldrin

Price at time of review: $17.99
40 pp.
Penguin Young Readers Group
New York, NY
ISBN: 978-0399247217

Grade Level: K-2

Reviewed by CBC Reviewer

This introduction to the history of space science and exploration by astronaut Buzz Aldrin is both engaging and informative. From Galileo and Copernicus to future exploration of the planets, readers are invited to share the excitement of Stargazers, Rocketeers, Astronauts, Global Space Travelers, and the author himself.

Excellent research and clear, compelling text are supported with lifelike paintings that encapsulate all aspects of space history for young readers. A chronology of the Apollo missions is included. Quotations from important contributors to space and flight science enhance the text, which is supported by a table of contents, an author’s note, "Afterward" comments, a time line, and lists of selected resources and websites for further reading. This is an NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2010.

Review posted on 1/27/2010

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