Sunshine Makes the Seasons (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Now rebranded with a new cover look, this book features content-rich vocabulary, fascinating side bars and diagrams by bestselling illustrator Michael Rex, and a find out more section with a simple experiment that allows kids to make their own orbiting model with an orange and a pencil. The author, Franklyn M. Branley, was the author of over 150 science books for children and Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History–Hayden Planetarium. The text and art were vetted for accuracy by an expert in the field.
This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
The text is written at an appropriate level, and the concepts are reinforced through out the book. Younger children may still need help interpreting the information, but older readers will come away from the book with a basic understanding of what makes the seasons change.
While this book would be very useful for read aloud in a wide range of classrooms, it is also a good choice to offer readers who have questions about the world around them or just want a break from stories. There are many titles in the "Science: Let's Read and Find Out" series, and readers who like to look at the pictures in the Dorling-Kindersley Eyewitness books will be glad to find science books written at a level where they can understand the information.