Some of you longtime readers of Astronomy
may well remember the energetic, enthusiastic Kelly Kizer Whitt, who worked at the magazine as copy editor and photo editor from 1999 through 2001.
I’m delighted to say that Kelly has now produced a terrific children’s book on astronomy titled Solar System Forecast
(Sylvan Dell Publishing, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 2012, ISBN 978-1-60718-5239, $17.95). With Kelly’s great story and writing and illustrations by Laurie Allen Klein, the journey takes young readers from the Sun through the planets (yes, Pluto, too), and includes an appendix of very useful information on properties of solar system bodies.
It’s a great read, and I encourage you to grab a copy and get it into the hands of the young ones in your life.
Congratulations, Kelly — everyone at Astronomy
is proud of you!