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Waste of Space
By Gina Damico
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 17.99

July, 2017 

Ages:14-17
Genre : YA Fiction, humor, contemporary realistic

 

Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that’s the premise for the ill-conceived reality show Waste of Space.

 The kids who are cast know everything about drama—and nothing about the fact that the production is fake. Hidden in a desert warehouse,  their spaceship replica is equipped with state-of-the-art special effects dreamed up by the scientists partnering with the shady cable network airing the show.

The Universe

​By Seymour Simon

​Harper Collins Publishing, 1998, $6.99

Genre: Cosmology, Juvenile literature, Science

ISBN 13: 9780060877255


Summary: Describes the expansion of the universe as a result of the Big Bang.

​Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories

​By Michael Bird,

​Illustrated by Kate Evans

Laurence King Publish, 2016, $29.95

Genre​: Stars, Juvenile Literature, Short Stories, Art, History of Art

ISBN 13​: 9781780676159


​Summary​: A collection of stories involving the history of art, and great artists.

​Star Finder, The Complete Beginner's Guide To Exploring The Night Sky

​By Carole Stott and Giles Sparrow

​Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 2007, $8.94

Genre​: Cosmology, Juvenile literature, Science, Guide, Handbook, For Beginners

ISBN 13​: 9781405318198


​Summary​: A complete guide to space for beginners.

The Young Astronomer

​By Harry Ford

​DK Publishing, INC., 1998, $15.95

Genre: Astronomy, Juvenile Literature, Experiments, Observers manuals.

​ISBN 13​: 9780751356496


Summary: Introduces the basics of astronomy through a variety of projects, including a model of a lunar eclipse and stimulating a "comet's tail."

Page made with help from Brayden Probst & Robert Carter. 

​Scholastic Encyclopedia​: Space

​By Jacqueline Mitton and Simon Mitton

​Scholastic Reference, 1999, $9.99

Genre: Cosmology, Juvenile literature, Science

​ISBN 13​: 9780590592277


​Summary​: An Encyclopedia of Space.

Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

In honor of this awesome events, a roundup of books about the stars

Night Sky, Watching the Universe outside your window

​By Giles Sparrow

​Scholastic Reference, 2012, $7.78

​Genre​: Cosmology, Juvenile literature, Science, Activities at home

ISBN 13​: 9780545383745

oldies but goodies

Starry Messenger

​By Peter Sis

Square Fish, 2000, $8.99

Genre: Galilei, Galileo, Biography, Juvenile Literature, Astronomers, Italy, Scientists

​ISBN 13​: 9780374470272                         


​Summary​: A book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei.