Amid info and images streaming from the Mars rover Curiosity, updates about NASA’s evolving plans to capture and explore a near-Earth asteroid and headlines about privately owned companies such as SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, space and space exploration have become hot topics.
This month’s nonfiction for younger students highlights great, wondrous journeys, from a romp through the solar system in Sunny Scribens’s Space Song Rocket Ride to a jaunt through the mind of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Bimba Landman’s In Search of the Little Prince.
This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Longtime reviewer and children’s literature consultant John Peters explores several new science series, many of which align closely to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS.)
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
If you were busy doing anything else last night, lucky for you this particular TLCafé was archived. (Well, they all are.) But, last night Shannon Miller and Carolyn Foote were truly inspirational as they discussed their own experiences and shared images about rethinking and improving the space we call library. Tiffany Whitehead moderated expertly. Our […]
Destination Titan. DVD. 60 min. Prod. by Open University. Dist. by Films Media Group. 2011. ISBN 978-1-621010-127-8. $169.95.
Gr 9 Up–This production documents the design of the Cassini-Huygens probe, intended to journey approximately 2 billion miles to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon that may share common characteristics with Earth in its early developmental period. The probe was engineered to collect a variety of scientific data upon entering the atmosphere and landing on the moon. Its most impressive feature was its autonomous programming […]