Kids that like outer space, astronomy, stars, and constellations will love exploring the night sky with What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid.
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My oldest daughter is a huge space nerd. She’s always loved the moon and the stars.
When we lived in California, I took her to NASA several times. Our family also went to the space museum in Washington D.C. a couple of years ago and she ate it up.
So it was no surprise when What We See in the Stars showed up in our mailbox, Miss K wasted no time in squirreling the book away under her pillow.
My kids and I enjoyed several things about this book.
It’s Beautifully Illustrated.
If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you’ll know I’m a sucker for pretty art. The illustrations in this book are gorgeous.
And it’s illustrated all the way through. It’s not just a picture here and there. Every page has art on it, which makes the book more engaging and visually pleasing.
While it IS beautiful, that’s not all it has to offer. What We See in the Stars is full of fascinating facts, information, and history behind the night sky.
Learn everything from constellations and history to planets and phases of the moon. There’s even a section about comets and meteors. A large portion of the book is dedicated to constellations, facts about them, and the stories behind them.
Nonfiction books have progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years, and this is a great example of that progress. Just because it’s informative doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
Kids (and adults) that are interested in the night sky will easily find themselves engrossed in this book. It’s easy to peruse and it’s easy to get lost in.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program.
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About the Book
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Ill edition (September 26, 2017)
A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.
Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky’s most brilliant features–such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets–as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.
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