Thursday, August 25, 2016

Book Review: Bright Sky, Starry City (Children's Book Series)


This is a series I will be running for a little while, highlighting some awesome children's literature. During the coming months, there will be many children's books. Stay tuned to learn more about it. Read previous posts in this series here. 



This is a cute book about science. I loved science as a kid, so this would have been the perfect picture book for me. I hate to call this a picture book because it is so much more than that. This book brings a love of science, to children of all ages.

It follows this little girl named Phoebe who has a serious love of science, more specifically space. She knows the names of all the planets and many stars. She asks so many questions of her dad, who I believe owns a telescope shop of some sort, but I could be wrong.

She is so excited to see the stars although she is worried about the city lights blocking the beauty. She wishes that they would all disappear so that she can see them in their glory. She gets her wish when a bad storm rolls in. The stars were prettier than ever.


Let's talk about the glorious artwork inside of this book. So much attention to detail was paid when crafting this amazing children's book. The pictures inside are so very colorful and imaginative

This one is perfect for any child, and definitely,  girls that love star gazing and wonders about the glory of the sky. There is a very informative afterword that explains space in details that children will be able to grasp.

I received this book from Groundwood Books for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.



Written by Uma Krishnaswami
Illustrarted by Aimée Sicuro
Pages : 32 
ISBN : 9781554984053
Ages: 6-9 


  • 32 Pages
  • 9781554984053
  • from 6 to 9Goodreads Description:

Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It’s a special night — Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? 

Raindrops begin to fall, followed by lightning and thunder. Phoebe is filled with disappointment as she and her father hurry inside to wait out the storm. 

But suddenly the power fails and then, amazingly, the rain and clouds disappear. 

Phoebe and her dad and all kinds of people spill into the street. And there, in the bright night sky, the splendor of the planets and a multitude of stars are revealed for all to see.

 An illustrated afterword includes information about the solar system, planetary conjunctions and rings, moons, telescopes and light pollution. A glossary and recommended further reading are also included. 

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