Dawn’s book pick about the Night Sky for young readers

Title: Night Sky, by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

A recommendation by Dawn Drayton


Published by: National Geographic Kids

Level Two Reading Independently Grades 1-3

If your family is like mine, we love to lie on our deck in the dark and watch the stars in the night sky. If you are like me, you’d probably like to know more about the constellations but are overwhelmed with technical jargon. With the help of this easy-to-read children’s book, your children and grandchildren can guide you through the night sky.

Picture of book: Night Sky Stephanie Warren Dimmer introduces the independent reader to the orbits of the moon, lunar (Loo-nur) eclipses (ee-KLIPS), the composition of stars and the earth's atmosphere - so important for developing an understanding of greenhouse gases. She introduces a few constellations, The Big Dipper and Orion, and then talks about the sun, the galaxies, and the Milky Way.

Everyone’s favourite, shooting stars, are explained simply. ”They’re meteors- small lumps of rock that fall toward the Earth.” The book ends with a short explanation of our solar system and the planets that circle our sun.

What makes this book so readable are the bright illustrations and the riddles peppered lavishly throughout. What six or seven-year-old doesn’t love riddles?

A little bit about the reviewer

Dawn Drayton, pictured below at the cottage with her husband, has been an incredible volunteer for Georgian Bay Forever for years - including being an active member of the fundraising and education committees. We thank her so much for her passion. At GBF, we are always hoping to connect with passionate people. It can even start with a book and author recommendation. If you want to submit one, please contact the education committee for consideration. We are looking for books that tell stories and or provide information that will help to illuminate and engage our fellow Georgian Bayers on protecting the water. Email us with the subject line Book Club Reco at info@gbf.org.

Families For Change Program

If you and your family are concerned about climate change and plastic pollution but don’t really know where to start doing something about it, GBF has a program for you. It’s called Families For Change (F4C).GBF has identified different things cottagers and area residents can do to help combat climate change and protect Georgian Bay. To get started on a task list, click here . If you want to print it, here is a black and white version black and white version