WTSGD_coverThe National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press has proudly announced that its children’s book When the Sun Goes Dark by Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz has been selected as one of the Outstanding Science Trade Books for 2017 by a review panel of teachers and librarians appointed by the Children’s Books Council and NSTA.  Since 1973, an expert panel has chosen the best science books for children and students each year.

When the Sun Goes Dark was among 53 books from all publishers honored this year.  The panel described the book this way: “Two curious children create models of solar eclipses in their living room with their astronomer grandparents, later going outside to learn how to safely view them. Readers could easily reproduce their hands-on experiments.”

The book is a colorful illustrated introduction to eclipses of the Sun and the Moon, why they happen, and what we can learn from them.   This summer, it was the best-selling children’s book at NSTA Press.    With a total eclipse of the Moon coming to the U.S. on January 31, 2018 and January 30, 2019, and total eclipses of the Sun coming to South America in 2019 and 2020, the book continues to be a timely introduction to an important topic in astronomy.

For more information and to order a copy, go to: http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781681400112

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