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Stickmen's Guide to Earth's Atmosphere in Layers
ISBN: 9781512406177
Author: Chambers, Catherine/ De Quay, John Paul (ILT)
Publisher: Hungry Tomato
Published: August 2016
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Explores the atmospheric layers that wrap around Earth, and explains how each layer has a different effect on the way we live on Earth.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences
Library of Congress Subjects:
Atmosphere; Juvenile literature.
Weather; Juvenile literature.
Meteorology; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 551.51
LCCN: 2015049111
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Stickmen's Guide to This Incredible Earth
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Target Grade: 4-6
Grade level: 4-6
Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 7.25" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Science, Reference, Middle School, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Spring)
In this series, stick figures travel through the layers of our planet's atmosphere, earth, and sea. In places such as the troposphere, grasslands, and sunlight zone, the stickmen skim over physical science principles, plant and animal life, and human activities (e.g., space exploration, mining). Beneath the unnecessary stick-figure gimmick are helpful information and diagrams in a neatly organized presentation, though the tiny type is off-putting. Glos., ind. [Review covers the following Stickmen's Guides to This Incredible Earth titles: Stickmen's Guide to Earth's Atmosphere in Layers, Stickmen's Guide to Mountains and Valleys in Layers, and Stickmen's Guide to Oceans in Layers.] Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 November)
Gr 4–8—Chock-full of information, these guides will intrigue browsers. The organizational layer-by-layer strategy works well for the most part. From the sunlight zone to ocean trenches, readers learn about plants and animals as well as the methods and tools scientists use to study each subject. Atmosphere considers satellites, weather forecasting, ozone depletion, and more, from exosphere to troposphere. Mountains and Valleys loses some focus by including topics as varied as plains, tectonic plates, and the earth's core. Stick figures appear on most spreads among the detailed drawings and diagrams. Many unfamiliar terms are defined in the text rather than in the brief glossary. Lack of source documentation means that readers will need help locating additional resources on specific topics. VERDICT Good starting points for curious browsers, who will pore over the pages and may be motivated to seek more in-depth information elsewhere.. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.