How many planets circle the sun? And other questions about our solar system by Mary Kay Carson


How many planets circle the sun? And other questions about our solar system by Mary Kay Carson

This book offers fascinating facts about our universe from award-winner Mary Kay Carson. Kids will learn about the asteroid belt, Martian volcanoes, dwarf planets, how did Saturn got its rings and more. It is suitable for children aged 7 and over. Why is there life on earth? How did Saturn get its rings? Which planet is biggest, which one's hottest and which has a cloud named Scooter? Take a trip into outer space to learn about the asteroid belt, Martian volcanoes, dwarf planets and other fascinating facts about our universe.

About the Author

Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children's nonfiction author. She has written more than 40 books for kids about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history, including Sterling Biographies: Alexander Graham Bell: Giving Voice to the World (9781402732300) as well as The Underground Railroad for Kids and The Wright Brothers for Kids (both Chicago Review Press). Mary Kay also gives presentations at schools about writing and her books. She lives in Cincinnati, OH.

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32 pages


Mary Kay Carson
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Publication date

13th February 2014



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