Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Star Stuff by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Grades: 3+
Genre: Non-Fiction

Ever look up at the sky and wonder about the stars and planets?  As a boy, Carl Sagan's curiosity about the universe took him on a life long journey of imagination, exploration and discovery to understand what lies beyond our world.  Star Stuff tells the story of how Carl Sagan became a renowned scientist who shared with us the fascinating field of astronomy. 

Author website: www.stephroth.com/


  1. My favorite ever picture biography, this is a superb introduction to Carl Sagan. As a child, Carl Sagan was curious and interested in everything around him. His imagination and thirst for understanding motivated him to go out and study and he eventually became one of the great scientists to study our universe. This is his story, with humor and creative and inspired illustrations.

    Mrs. Rose
    Chester Barrows School

  2. Star Stuff

    Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos

    Kieanna Roy

    This book is by Stephanie Roth Sisson. This book is about Excellence. Carl thought that the stars were the most excellent things in the whole world.

    Carl lived in Brooklyn New York, in a small apartment. But he imagined about this far more extraordinary. He was always curious about everything. Carl always wondered about stars and space.

    Carl wanted to learn more about stars so he went to the library. He didn’t stop until he was done. He loved stars and space so much, that he ended up being an astronomer. He and his new scientist friends decided to make 2 voyagers. Carl had finally done what he wanted to do ever since he was a little boy, studied stars.

    “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”
    -Carl sagan

    Kieanna The Grace School

  3. I think that star stuff is a good book because when Carl goes and sees all this stuff about space and all the stars in one of the room. I thought that the books art was wonderful and that I recommend this book for all ages. Edy Grace school

  4. I like the book because I learned about a famous scientist named Carl Sagan. He wanted to know more about our universe. I also liked the cute illustrations.
    Leah, Grace School

  5. This book was nice, but I only have one complaint to the author. With the boy part, it was 1939 (It says the 1939 world fair on the radio) but young Carl has a toy rocket and in his boy drawings he drew rockets. As anybody who studied history will know, rockets were invented by the NAZIS towards the end of WW2. And Carl is an AMERICAN in 1939, at the beginning of the second world war! I'm probably thinking too much about this though. This book was a nice short biography.
    Roger The Grace School in Providence

  6. I really like this book a lot, because I really like science and space is science topic. I really like how they mentioned how the star is a sun. The boy Carl when he becomes a scientist.I like how it gives you how his future is too. I will like to recommend this book who all like space!

    Grace School

  7. This book is the best book because the pictures are amazing and you should pick this book because they show a whole bunch of things about space and it explains a lot of facts and I like the science in the book. I you should pick this book be cause it's great to learn about space and science.
    Edy the Grace School