by Peter Grego
QEB Publishing, 2014. Nonfiction
Many children, even fairly small children, are interested in space, but many nonfiction books about space have to much text for younger readers. Here is a new informational book about space, that is formatted like a "big kid" book about the universe, but with much less text. Each spread deals with one topic, such as "The Solar System" or "Jupiter." It has a few photographs or diagrams about the topic, and a few interesting facts. There are no more than 25 or 30 words per page, so it won't overwhelm young scientists. New or difficult terms are explained in a glossary at the back of the book. The illustrations are nicely done, and are set against a black background that make the colors pop. This is a great STEM choice on a first or second grade reading level or for parents to share with an even younger child.