A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Monday, November 12, 2012

283. What Makes Day and Night by Franklyn M. Branley

What Makes Day and Night by Franklyn M. Branley. Pictures by Helen Borten  (US) - (Canada)
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book

Pages: 33
Ages: 6+
Finished: Sep. 22, 2012
First Published: 1961
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell
Genre: children, nonfiction, easy reader
Rating: 3/5

First sentence: "You live on the planet earth."

Publisher's Summary:  none available

Acquired: Chances are I picked this up at a thrift shop.  I'm very fond of this series, especially Branley's own books.

Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his non-fiction reader.

This book is still in print but has been completely revised and is not the same as the old edition we have here.  A simple, easy-to-read introduction to the earth's shape and how it revolves to create night and day, sunsets and sunrises.  An experiment with a lamp is used to further illustrate the process.  This book was fairly easy for ds to read and gave him a chance to practice reading using a conversational voice.  He also knew the information and it caused him to initiate dialogue to expand upon the basic observations and impart his own knowledge.  I love this series of books; they are excellent easy readers in the science field and Branley is a good, interesting writer of non-fiction material.  Branley was the originator of the series.

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