Publication Date: December 18, 2018
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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Blast off and experience humankind’s first steps on the moon in this new biography about Buzz Aldrin. You’ll learn about astronaut Aldrin’s life—his childhood, his work on NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, and his dream to get humans to Mars.
This biography tells a true hero’s story. In addition to running text about his remarkable life and achievements, readers will find fun facts, quotes from Aldrin, and lots of amazing photographs. It’s sure to captivate kids interested in history, famous people, and space exploration.
National Geographic Readers’ expert-vetted text, along with brilliant images and a fun approach to reading have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents and educators. Level 3 text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for kids reading on their own. Each reader includes text written by an experienced, skilled children’s book author, a photo glossary, and interactive features in which kids get to reinforce what they’ve learned in the book.
This biography is timed to release in advance of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and Buzz Aldrin’s historic expedition.
Series Overview: This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by skilled children’s books authors.
National Geographic Kids Readers are designed to grow with children: Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. Level 2 Readers feature slightly higer level text and additional vocabulary words. Level 3 Readers have more layers of information to challenge more proficient readers.
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