BooksforTopics Reading for Pleasure Recommendations
Book Title: A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky
Author: Stuart Atkinson
Illustrator: Brendan Kearney
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication Date: October 2018
Most Suitable For: KS1 & KS2
Looking up at night time can seem like the dark sky is overwhelming and unfathomable – from its clusters of stars to the shifting phases of the moon to its varying shades of colour apparent across the different seasons.
A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky is an illustrated guide to explain the different elements of the night sky to children, as described by a friendly and knowledgable cat called Felicity.
The book is hugely informative but also accessible to young children – in fact it would make a perfect accompaniment to a space topic in primary classrooms. Through colour illustrations, well pitched blocks of explanatory text and a friendly feline narrator, this book is likely to hold a high appeal to children and teachers alike.
Discover how to discern which of the lights in the night sky are planets, why winter is the best time for stargazing and what the fuzzy patches that astronomers call ‘deep sky objects’ are actually made of. There is also lots of practical advice for would-be astronomers, such as which kinds of locations are best for stargazing and which constellations to look for at different times of year.
Entertaining, informative and visually appealing, this is a wonderful choice of non-fiction text for classroom libraries.
Also features on: Space Topic Booklist
Thanks to Laurence King Publishing, we have a copy of A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky to give away to one of our followers.
Many thanks to the publisher for kindly sending me a review copy of this book.