Space Dictionary, by Isaac Asimov
Five out of five stars
Written shortly after the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, this book demonstrates the versatility of Isaac Asimov as a writer. Known primarily for his science fiction stories utilizing hard science and his non-fiction books for older readers explaining science, this book is an existence proof that he is capable of writing for a very young audience.
The book contains an alphabetic series of terms that are part of the explanations of space and space exploration written for the early elementary school reader. The explanations are simple yet detailed enough so that the reader comes away with significant knowledge of space and how humans are taking tentative steps to explore it. Although this book is dated, it is still a worthy addition to any children’s library.