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A nonfiction favorite from #1 science writer for kids Gail Gibbons, this updated edition brings the latest astronomy facts to young readers.
After the sun sets, on clear nights points of light begin to appear in the sky. But when we look up at the night sky, what are we seeing?
Vetted by an expert, this new and updated edition introduces scientific facts about the stars, as well as how we look at and learn about them, through simple text and bold illustrations. From ancient names for constellations to modern innovations in telescope technology, this book covers a broad range of ideas without overwhelming the reader. It introduces and reinforces important vocabulary for the aspiring astronomer, explaining everything in clear, simple phrases.
Nonfiction master Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator" according to The Washington Post.
This book includes a brief timeline of major advances in astronomy, written in concise, kid-friendly language, and a wealth of fun facts and trivia about the stars.
About the Author
According to the Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Gail Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the best-selling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award, and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.