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The Secret Galaxy

The perfect book for a budding stargazer or astronomer

The Secret Galaxy

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  • Secret Galaxy, The 1

The perfect book for a budding stargazer or astronomer.  The Tilbury House Nature Book series brings the natural world to life for young readers. Each book aims for the highest standards of scientific accuracy and storytelling magic.

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THE SECRET GALAXY, by Fran Hodgkins, was inspired by Tilbury House’s award-winning, Kirkus-starred book The Secret Pool (2013) by Kimberly Ridley and Rebekah Raye

A lyrical narrative voice (the voice of the Milky Way galaxy itself) is augmented by sidebars filled with amazing facts and insights about our galaxy, and by extension, our universe.

Features Mike Taylor’s extraordinary night sky photography and breathtaking NASA images of the births and deaths of stars and galaxies.

Combines a read-aloud bedtime story with accessible, scientifically accurate sidebar features.

The perfect book for a budding stargazer or astronomer.

The Tilbury House Nature Book series brings the natural world to life for young readers. Each book aims for the highest standards of scientific accuracy and storytelling magic.

Ages: 6-11
Lexile Measure: 910L

NEXT GEN SCIENCE CORRELATIONS:

Applicable DCI and Performance Indicators

1—ESS1.A The Universe and its Stars: 1-ESS1-1, stars not visible in day

5—ESS1.A The Universe and its Stars: 5-ESS1-1, star brightness and relative distance

About the Author/Photographer:

Fran Hodgkins is the author of How People Learned to Fly (HarperCollins, 2007), Andre the Famous Harbor Seal (Down East, 2003), Orphan Seal (ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award), and If You Were My Baby (Moonbeam gold award).

Mike Taylor’s astrophotography has been featured on The Weather Channel, NBC News, Viral Nova, Discovery.com, Yahoo! News, Space.com, Earthsky.org, Spaceweather.com, and NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Additional Information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 10.00 x 1 in
Author

Fran Hodgkins

Format

Hardcover

ISBN

978-0-88448-391-5

Pages

32

Photographer

Mike Taylor

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