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The Cool Story Behind Snow

Ready-to-Read Level 3

Illustrated by Dagney Downey



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About The Book

Escape from the cold and embrace the avalanche of information about snow in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff!

Did you ever wonder how snow is formed? Did you know that no two snowflakes are exactly alike? Learn about the polar vortex, different kinds of snow, how meteorologists predict snowstorms, and much more as you become a Science of Fun Stuff Expert on snow!

Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like social studies and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!

About The Author

Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmer’s Almanac,, as well as many other publications. He is also an on-camera meteorologist for News 12 Westchester, New York. In 2015 he was voted “Best Local Television Personality” by the readers of Westchester Magazine. Joe was also nominated for an Emmy in 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2016 for On-Camera Achievement. Joe, his wife Renate, and their two children Joseph and Maria, reside in Putnam County, New York.

About The Illustrator

Dagney Downey is an illustrator, storyboard artist, graphic novelist, and bluegrass musician. He often works late into the night, where he gets all his good ideas—when he’s not chasing raccoons out of the yard. He’s currently working on illustrating and writing more books for kids based on his rock band days. As a kid he wanted a pet raccoon, but not anymore.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (October 27, 2015)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481444132
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8
  • Lexile ® NC1060L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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