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publisher: Kids Can Press

Kids Book of the Night Sky, The

by Ann Love & Jane Drake, illustrated by Heather Collins

tagged: astronomy
4 of 5
1 rating
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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: March 2004
ISBN:9781553373575
publisher: Kids Can Press
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.
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Heather Collins has been illustrating children's books for more than 20 years. Her body of work includes many nonfiction books, such as the award-winning A Pioneer Story and Out Came the Sun. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.
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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.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Winner, Teacher’s Choice, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Parents’ Choice Recommended Award
  • Winner, YA Top Forty Nonfiction, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
Editorial Reviews

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

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

— Science News

[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

[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

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