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Kids books

Postby Angihector » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:28 pm

Hi,
My son is getting a telescope for Xmas and I would like to get him a book to go with it to help him understand what he might be looking at. He is only 7 so it needs to be informative but also fairly easy for him to understand. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Kids books

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:01 pm

I think it's a difficult age range to write for and not many publishers are keen to take on such a book.

I had tried for years to get a book deal for adult beginners but could not.
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Re: Kids books

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:12 pm

I'll add that I was a bit older when I read the Observer's Book but I've yet to see a beginner book that really explains how to find things in a way that young children can understand.
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Re: Kids books

Postby dave.b » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:06 am

The other option is a planetarium app on a PC or mobile device. Most are huge sources of information and are highly interactive. Start with stellarium.org.

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Re: Kids books

Postby AutoStar » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:55 pm

Try Amazon and search for 'childs astronomy'.
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