Astronomy for Kids:
How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes!
Rockridge Press, 2018, 168 pp., Paperback, $16.99. www.rockridgepress.com
One of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside. With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family, saying things like, “that’s Jupiter,” and, “those stars are the constellation Cygnus the Swan,” and maybe even, “that group of stars doesn’t have a name but I think it looks like my dog getting belly rubs.” From the Milky Way Galaxy to Mars to the Moon’s craters and mountains, Astronomy for Kids helps young astronomers discover important parts of our solar system, with 30 sights for the naked eye, 25 sights magnified, and clear illustrations that show kids where to look and what they can expect to see. Like all big things, outer space is something you have to see to believe. Astronomy for Kids teaches kids that planets, shooting stars, constellations, and meteor showers are not only in books but right above them. For ages 7 to 13.