11 Best Books About Stars Update 05/2022

Many kids find the night sky interesting. When you look at the stars and see how they move, it’s so beautiful to see. In our space unit, one of the things we’ve looked at was the stars, with a lot of attention paid to constellations. You can read my review of 11 books for kids that talk about stars and constellations below!

Our Stars by Anne Rockwell

Kids who are between the ages of 3 and 7 will enjoy this book. Presented in a way that is easy for young children to understand. An introduction to stars talks about some constellations and tells you how to tell the difference between a star and an object in the night sky. It also talks about how to tell the difference between a star and a planet (hint: stars twinkle and planets do not). The book briefly talks about how planets move around stars and how they get their light from their stars. “Shooting stars” are actually meteors that move through the sky, the book says. They’re not stars at all.

The Sky Is Full of Stars by Franklyn M. Branley

If you look at the illustrations in this book, you might think it looks a little old-fashioned. This is because the book was first published in the early 1980s. If you want to help young kids learn about the stars in the sky, you can still buy this book. It is still in print because it is still a good book for that. At different times of the year, we see more or less stars. People have seen patterns in the stars that make animals or humans look like they do, too. The book talks a lot about a few constellations, like Orion, Leo the lion, Lyra, and Cygnus the swan. The book talks about when you can see these constellations and how to find them in the night sky. This book is best for kids ages 4-8.

Spots of Light: A Book About Stars by Dana Meachen Rau

An age-appropriate way to learn about stars is to read this book. Book: Stars give off two types of energy: heat and light. This is something that the book talks about, too. People who read this to young people will also learn that stars come in a variety of different sizes and colors. The book also explains the star life cycle in a way that is easy for kids to understand. This book is best for kids ages 4-8.

Stargazers by Gail Gibbons

Seeing the stars is what this book is all about. It talks about people who look at them, the tools they use to look at them, and why the sky looks different from one season to the next. The book only talks about the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper. It doesn’t talk about any other constellations. It also talks about the Milky Way galaxy and gives an explanation for why stars look like they’re twinkling. This book is best for kids ages 4-8.

The Big Dipper by Franklyn M. Branley

This book is a great way to learn about the stars and constellations if you only want to learn about the Big Dipper and Little Dipper constellations. Stars change over time, and this book tells us how. However, the Big Dipper can be seen almost all year, even if it faces one way in the winter and another way in the summer. It shows you how to find the Big Dipper and how to use the Big Dipper to find the Little Dipper in the book. Children ages 3-7 should read this book.

Wishing on a Star: Constellation Stories and Stargazing Activities for Kids by Fran Lee

An adorable little book for kids who want to learn about the constellations and do some fun things with it is here. This book talks about a lot of constellations, like the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper, Leo the lion, Orion, Taurus, and many more. In this book, young readers will learn about how ancient people, especially the Greeks and Egyptians, used these constellations and made up stories to go with them. For each of the main constellations in the book, there is an activity idea that goes with it. Paper bag star map for Orion and the glow-in-the-dark star map for the Big Dipper were two of the things that caught my eye. This book is best for kids ages 6 and up.

Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations by C.E. Thompson

They’re the coolest thing about this book. The constellation maps that glow in the dark are on both the cover and inside the pages. The first and last pages of the book both have a star map of some kind. It shows the constellations that can be seen in both the northern and southern hemispheres at different times of the year. Book: It also tells you how to go stargazing. But the main structure of the book is to show a new constellation on each spread. When a constellation is shown in this book, there is a story to go with it. The book also tells you how to look for the stars in the constellation and how to find them. This book is best for kids ages 6 and up.

Galaxies, Galaxies! by Gail Gibbons

This book is all about galaxies, and it’s a good match for Gibbons’s book Stargazers, which we’ve already talked about in this review. In this book, young people will learn about our Milky Way galaxy and how it looks, how big it is, how many stars it has, and where our solar system is in the galaxy. The book explains that there are many galaxies other than our own Milky Way. It also talks about the different shapes that have been found in different galaxies. She also talks about how astronomers have looked at galaxies both in the past and now.

Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton

You can see a whole zoo of animals at night in the stars in this book. It shows how this can happen. Engaging stories are told in this book, such as that of a great bear who walks her way around the North Pole, and the swan who soars from east to west in the summer sky. In this book, there are rich illustrations with shiny, metallic stars on top of each other to show the constellations. Any child who likes stories and stars will love this book! This book is best for kids ages 5 to 9.

Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton

Zoo in the Sky is a book that goes along with Zoo in the Sky. It has the same beautiful illustrations and metallic stars as Zoo in the Sky.

This book talks about the Greek mythology characters that people have seen in the night sky for a long time now. People like Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Perseus, Lyra, Hercules, Orion, and more will be told in this book for young kids. This book is best for kids ages 5 to 9.

A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations–and How You Can Find Them in the Sky by Michael Driscoll

This is a great book for people who like to look at the stars. It’s great for people who are 8 and up. In this book, there are more than 90 pages. A child or parent can’t read them all in one night. When it comes to the night sky, this book is more like an encyclopedia. It’s something that will be treasured for a long time. It talks about all the major constellations, the star life cycle, how astronomers study stars, what a light year is, what makes our sun unique, and a lot more. One page about the planets had Pluto still listed as the ninth planet, which hasn’t been true since 2006, but it was still on the page (the book was published in 2004).

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