Solar System Forecast

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Solar System Forecast
"Below-freezing temperatures, scorching heat, and storms bigger than planet Earth are just some of the wild weather you will encounter on your trip through the solar system! Get your fun facts along with your forecast for each major planet, as well as a moon (Titan) and a dwarf planet (Pluto). Get ready for some out of this world fun with Solar System Forecast!

This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 41-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Solar System Forecast is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension."

Written by Kelly Kizer Whitt, Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein
32 pg, 10 X 8.5, Ages 4-9, Grades PK-4, Lexile: AD 890L, AR: 4.4, F&P: P
Hardcover 9781607185239 $17.95  
Paperback 9781607185321 $9.95  
Spanish Hardcover 9781607186786 $17.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628554250 $11.95  
EBook 9781607185604 Purchase Here
Spanish EBook 9781628551501 Purchase Here
Keywords:   weather, astronomy, solar system, planets, weather, earth science, sun: heat & light, charts: atmosphere & temperatures
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Vetters:   Thanks to Alice Sarkisian Wessen, Manager, Solar System/Outer Planets & Technology Education and Public Outreach at JPL; Dr. Sten Odenwald, Astrophysicist at Goddard Spaceflight Center and creator of SpaceMath at NASA; and Dr. Stephen Edberg, Astronomer at JPL for checking the accuracy of the information in this book.


Every page is fun to read, and every illustration invites readers in for a close examination, especially the grinning green weather guy. - School Library Journal

Readers in search of specific highs, lows and other meteorological data will be well served by the charts, tables, diagrams, quizzes and other enrichment material both at the end and online on the publisher's site. - Kirkus Reviews

A story book about planetary meteorology? Yes! And a really fun one, too. - The Planetary Society

Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning illustrator Laure Allen Klein’s Dolphins: Learned Behaviors is the first book she has both written and illustrated. Laurie has been a freelance artist for over 30 years, working with a variety of education teams at zoos, marine parks and aquariums creating life-size animal murals, animal ID art, camp field guides, activity books, and posters. Laurie has illustrated The Pangolin Revelation, The Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff, Dear Komodo Dragon, Saving Kate's Flowers, Balloon Trees, Fur and Feathers, The Ghost of Donley Farm, If a Dolphin Were a Fish, Little Skink's Tail, Meet the Planets, Solar System Forecast, They Just Know, and Where Should Turtle Be? for Arbordale. Laurie lives in Florida. See more of her artwork at

Kelly Kizer Whitt (Solar System Forecast) has been an admirer of the universe since childhood. From the dark skies of her hometown of Sauk City, Wisconsin, she would gaze at the stars and wonder what was beyond them. Kelly majored in English and studied Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After college she spent three years in Nashville with her husband, Jeremy, before moving to the Milwaukee area. In 1998 she landed her dream job at Astronomy magazine, where she worked as copy editor, photo editor, and assistant editor. Kelly wrote the terrestrial planets section of The Collins Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space, published in 2001. She writes about space for the websites and She also has a weekly stargazing blog for the Sierra Club online. Besides writing about space, Kelly published a romance novel on Kindle in 2011 titled The Gathering Storm. Kelly's hobbies include visiting the national parks, creating crossword puzzles, and reading. Kelly lives in Sussex, Wisconsin, with Jeremy, her son Kaden, her daughter Lucy, and their cat Perseus, named for the constellation.


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