A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets and Constellations--How You Can Find Them in the Sky Maximize

A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets and Constellations--How You Can Find Them in the Sky

Award-winning children's book on stargazing. Highly readable for both children and parents. Written by Michael Driscoll and illustrated by Meredith Hamilton. A great gift for children.

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (May 1, 2004)

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Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky.

Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. Stickers which glow in the dark enforces the knowledge learnt in an entertaining way.

This is definitely not a book which will be useless after the first reading. Children will continue to use it as a reference book whenever they are observing the night sky. It is indeed a very good investment to parents looking for quality reading materials.

For ages 8 and above. For younger children, parents should accompany them to read the book.

NOTE: A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky was written in 2004 for Northern Hemisphere readers primarily in USA and the units used are in miles instead of kilometres. Readers in Singapore and near the Equator will see slightly different orientations of the night sky as mentioned in the book. Some of the scientific data have not been updated, such as the years for planet viewing.

So why is McGill recommending A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky as a great introductory stargazing book for young kids? We really enjoy the excellent readability in simple English coupled with attention-grabbing illustrations! The majority of the content withstand the test of time and reader's location. This award-winning book will continue to amaze young kids and encourage curious minds to explore the fascinating night sky!