Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos


Basic Info:

Written and illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson. Published in 2014 by Roaring Brook Press.


Book Review:

This is a great, short, and approachable biography of astrophysicist and astronomer Carl Sagan. The beautiful illustrations offer an amazing look at what it’s like for a child with an intense imagination to live in the world. This book talks about Carl Sagan’s initial interest in the universe and follows his life-story, at a child’s level, as he goes to college, had a television show, and makes all sorts of important discoveries. This story will inspire children to pursue their interests and push their limits.


Resources:

This has interviews with Stephanie Ross Sisson as well as a couple of lesson plan ideas.

This is a nasa website that has plenty of awesome space-related activities to use in conjunction with this book to spark an interest in science and the universe.


 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: