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25 April 2006

A Child's Guide to Asteroids Hitting the Earth (2 new books)

There are two new books aimed at younger readers about asteroids impacting the earth. One book is from Rosalind Mist is aimed at children between 9 and 11 years of age (grades 4 through 6). Another book from Peggy J. Parks is for even younger readers (ages between 4 and 8).

"Could an Asteroid Hit the Earth?: Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and More" (from the Stargazers' Guides series)
Author: Rosalind Mist
Publisher: Heinemann (May 31, 2006)

"Could an asteroid hit Earth? The answer is 'yes'...and some already have! Craters here on Earth were made a long time ago by objects from space colliding with Earth. Could it happen again? Find out in this book. Detailed facts and photos help to answer your questions about the stars and beyond."

Link: Publisher


"Killer Asteroids"
(Kidhaven Science Library) (Library Binding)
Author: Peggy J. Parks
Publisher: Blackbirch Press (May 31, 2006)

"Earth is constantly bombarded by debris from space. Tons of ice fragments, dust, and meteorites fall from the sky every day, but most of the debris burns up in the atmosphere before it can cause any harm. Large asteroids are much less common -- but they are a deadly threat if they reach the ground. This book explains what asteroids are, how they form, and damage they have caused in the past -- including the scientific belief that a massive asteroid killed off the dinosaurs."

Link: Kidhaven Press

Link: Kidhaven Science Library

Link: Amazon

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