X-treme Facts: Space
Series of 5 titles
Did you know that the planet Mercury is slowly shrinking? Or that people grow a little taller while in space? Learn these cool facts and so much more in this engaging series all about space. Readers will explore STEM curriculum in a fun and enticing way that is so fun they will forget that they are learning. Written with a sense of humor, this series is especially wonderful for reluctant readers.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Language Arts, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.2-4.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
SLJ Review of X-Treme Facts: Space
An irreverent series that uses humor to engage readers. Each spread has an interesting chapter title, a paragraph of informational text, colorful boxes with facts, photographs, and comic-book style speech bubbles.
There are many pictures of children or stereotypical aliens layered over NASA images interacting with or commenting on the subject of the chapter. This comedic device is most effective in the books focused on people and technology (Life in Space, The International Space Station, Space Jobs, and Space Machines), but all the titles present unique and current information in an enjoyable format.
VERDICT: Fun and browsable, recommended for additional purchase.