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Children's Nonfiction Astronomy

Kids Book of the Night Sky, The

by (author) Ann Love & Jane Drake

illustrated by Heather Collins

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2004
Category
Astronomy, Folklore & Mythology
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553373575
    Publish Date
    Mar 2004
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553371281
    Publish Date
    Mar 2004
    List Price
    $16.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
  • Reading age: 8 to 12

Description

In this book in the Family Fun series, boys and girls will discover all the secrets the night sky holds. They can play games like “Night Sky I Spy,” keep an astronomer's log and read about night sky myths. Star maps are included for each season --- so kids will know what to look for, when and where. Then as the sun goes down and the sky goes dark, they'll be ready for the night sky's all-star show.

About the authors

Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.

Ann Love's profile page

Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

Jane Drake's profile page

Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

Heather Collins' profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Teacher's Choice, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Parents' Choice Recommended Award
  • Winner, YA Top Forty Nonfiction, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

Editorial Reviews

[T]his little book would be an intelligent choice as a gift to children whose interests lie beyond the realm of their computer monitors.—Science Books & Films

[V]aluable for its engaging tone and hands-on approach.—Booklist

Using a lively combination of clearly written text, myths and legends, jokes, and activities, the authors present an excellent introduction to the many wonders of the night sky throughout the seasons. ... Love and Drake's excitement about their subject is contagious; they have created a book that should be in every school and public library.—School Library Journal

The information reflects the most recent advances in the field, yet the presentation is accessible and enjoyable.—Science News

This book will hit the mark with those looking for an enjoyable approach to stargazing that presents scientific fundamentals along with historical and cultural aspects.—Quill & Quire

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