In Focus: Space by Elizabeth Jenner, illustrated by Maggie Chiang, Emma Jayne, Jessie Ford, Sol Linero, Tatiana Boyko, Anne Passchier, Magda Azab, Brooke Smart, Amelia Flower, and Rachel Tunstall


813IVk6egjL._AC_UY218_ML3_In Focus: Space by Elizabeth Jenner, illustrated by Maggie Chiang, Emma Jayne, Jessie Ford, Sol Linero, Tatiana Boyko, Anne Passchier, Magda Azab, Brooke Smart, Amelia Flower, and Rachel Tunstall. 360 Degrees. 2020. 9781944530297

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5

What did you like about the book? This is an engaging book on space for budding astronomers. Its durable pages open up in gate-folds to offer panoramic information on each opening. Maps, timelines, text boxes and illustrations chart the beginnings of the universe, galaxies, stars, the sun and solar system, and space travel. Pleasing digital cartoon art by ten different artists graces the ten page openings. A fun book for browsing, and an age appropriate overview for the youngest readers to begin understanding the final frontier.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No sources, further reading or photographs are included.

To whom would you recommend this book?  For science-oriented kids, ages 7-12.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? 520

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: April 15, 2020

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