What Makes Day and Night

What Makes Day and Night


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If you lived on the moon, you would have two straight weeks of daylight and then two weeks of night! On earth, we have both day and night in just twenty-four hours, thanks to the quick rotation of our planet.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book uses simple, fun diagrams and a guided experiment to explain what makes day and night. This book also includes a find out more section with additional activities to track nocturnal animals and to compare different times of day around the world.

This picture book is written by children's book veteran and former Chairman of the American Museum–Hayden Planetarium Franklyn M. Branley and features illustrations from Pura Belpré Award Honoree Arthur Dorros. Both text and artwork were expert-vetted for accuracy.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062381972
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 80,487
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the author of close to 150 popular books about scientific topics for young readers of all ages. He was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium.

Arthur Dorros views being a writer like being a traveling detective. He finds ideas all around. He learned Spanish while living in Latin America, and many of his stories, such as Abuelo, grow from those experiences. Arthur is the author of many books for children, including Julio's Magic, a CLASP Américas Award Commended Title; Papá and Me, a Pura Belpré Honor Book; and the popular Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Ant Cities. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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What Makes Day and Night 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mbeal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think this book definitely has some great educational value. However, I also know that segments of it can be confusing since I used this previously for a sort of guided reading with a student. As a result, I'm not completely sold on the idea of having this in my classroom. I suppose if I was teaching a class higher than 1st grade I'd consider having this book in my repertoire.
luigiloyola on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This nicely illustrated Read Aloud book is excellent for the early elementary grades. It is a wonderful way to teach students about the world we live in. Reading about the Earth's rotation around our sun will stoke interest in the Earth Sciences. Student's prior knowledge of the setting and rising sun they experience on a daily basis will serve to invoke many question as well as inferences from the students.
Jourdon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What Makes Day and Night is a `Let¿s Read-And-Find-Out Science¿ story about how the Earth experiences Day and Night. The science picture book includes short text and is easy to understand because of the child¿s perspective from the narrator. The pictures are lights sketches with a pen overtone and watercolors. The full-page illustrations have distinct sharp thin lines that guide reader¿s eyes across the page. The colors are vibrant and bright. The pictures include both graphs and photos from NASA to help the readers understand how the Earth rotates around the sun. The distinctive and interesting pictures parallel the few sentences per page. This children¿s story is an engaging, interesting and informative.