Galaxies, Galaxies – Gail Gibbons


  Galaxies, Galaxies – Gail Gibbons, Holiday House, (9780823439652), c2007, 2018

Format: Hardcover

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

 What did you like about the book? First published in 2007, Gail Gibbons, the ultimate best author of non-fiction books for younger children, has updated the information in this new release.  Her bright, colorful illustrations explain to young children, in simple, easy-to-read and understand, language, just what a galaxy is.  She explains the difference between a Spiral galaxy, a Barred Spiral galaxy, a Lenticular galaxy and an Irregular galaxy and provides examples of each.

Anything you did not like about this book?  No.

 To whom would you recommend this book?  This is an excellent beginning point to reach out from for the young reader and/or anyone who wishes simple and easy-to-understand information before moving on to that in more depth.  If your library does not own the previous editions of the book, then you should purchase this new one.

 Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries

 Where would you shelve it?  523.112

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  For beginning knowledge on galaxies, yes.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 4/15/2018

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