I've looked online but can't seem to find any that look very good, or that I can see the inside of online to make sure it's what I'm looking for.<br><br>
Could you recommend a good SPACE/solar system etc atlas book please?
All of the DK kids books are great:<br><br><a href="http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Space/Carole-Stott/e/9780789478542/?itm=3&usri=outer+space" target="_blank">http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Spa...ri=outer+space</a><br><br><a href="http://search.barnesandnoble.com/First-Space-Encyclopedia/DK-Publishing/e/9780756633660/?pwb=1&" target="_blank">http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Fir...633660/?pwb=1&</a><br><br>
I don't have either but they always have tons of pictures so depending on reading level your child can grow into them.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't have either but they always have tons of pictures so depending on reading level your child can grow into them.</div>
Thanks. I want pictures or background type pictures, but also with lots of factual writting parts here and there too. Like when you get a world atlas and there's all cool info about various places it has a picture/s of.
Unless he's really advanced, and you think he needs an adult book, I wouldn't worry about there not being enough content from DK or National Geographic books. DK is usually easier to read to than the NatGeo books, but both of their kids lines are built around images.
I have this book for DS, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FUniverse-Journey-Cosmos-Nicolas-Cheetham%2Fdp%2F1847246117%2Fref%3Dsr_1_3%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1259119398%26sr%3D1-3" target="_blank">Universe: a Journey to the Edge of the Cosmos</a>. I got a soft cover version (it looks different from the one at amazon) from the bargain book section at Borders. It was only around $4.99 there (I also saw a more typical kid's atlas in the children's bargain section.) It is actually an adult book, but very accessible.<br><br>
It isn't your typical kids space atlas, but a wonderfully simple and beautiful progression of photographs. Each one of things further and further from the camera. The text is just a plain explanation of each object photographed. The only very slight draw back to it is that since it is laid out according to distance from the camera the inner planets aren't in order coming from the sun. In fact due to their orbital positions around the sun, Mercury was closer than Venus when the photos were taken.