A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky

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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.

To enter, simply follow @booksfortopics on Twitter and retweet the giveaway tweet by Monday 8th October 2018 (T&Cs here).


Order A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky online or from your local bookshop or library.

Many thanks to the publisher for kindly sending me a review copy of this book.


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