Monday, May 7, 2012

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by The Swimmer Writer.

My selection is "A black hole is not a hole" written by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano and illustrated by Michael Carroll.

DeCristofano takes young readers grades 4-6 on a cosmic voyage of discovery as she delves into the physics of black holes in simple, understandable language.  Her conversational voice is engaging and her approach in explaining the formation and structure of black holes is logical, easy to follow and vibrant.   

Carroll's vibrant illustrations, and well constructed diagrams are enhanced by spectacular photographs courtesy of NASA.

A timeline, glossary, author's note, and suggested resources complete the book.

A fascinating read for astronomy fans and the general public.


Books4Learning said...

I keep seeing this book popping up on various blogs, so it must be pretty good. It sounds interesting. I will check it out. Thanks for the suggestion.

Tara said...

Great topic for 6th. grade - I'll have to check this out.

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