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Glow: A Family Guide to the Night Sky (In Our Nature) (Hardcover)
My favorite kind of gift to give the young folks in my life are activities we can do together. Not only is this book chock-full of fascinating science and gorgeous illustrations, it also offers tons of ideas for getting outside and observing the night sky. A gift like this is an opportunity to make lasting memories. [Adrienne]— From Glow: A Family Guide to the Night Sky
Glow: A Family Guide to the Night Sky is a lushly illustrated introduction to the wonders of the night sky, inviting young readers to explore stars, planets, and other celestial bodies and learn how to spot them.
Get ready to explore the night sky! Observe the phases of the moon, navigate by the North Star, and peer into outer space from your own backyard. You’ll find out about:
- The Moon
- The Sun
- Polaris and Ursa Minor
- Orion’s Belt
- Halley’s Comet
- Alioth and Ursa Major
- Sirius and Canis Major
- Satellites, including the International Space Station and James Webb Space Telescope
- Acrux and the Southern Cross
- The Milky Way
- And more!
You’ll also learn about some of the mythology and folklore associated with the night sky and uncover how humankind has its history woven into the constellations that light up our skies. With energetic, accessible text from NASA science writer Noelia González and stunning illustrations by Sara Boccaccini Meadows, this is a book the entire family will want to share.
In Our Nature series
Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them
Glow: 500 Piece Space-themed Jigsaw Puzzle
About the Author
Noelia González is a bilingual senior science writer at NASA, with an emphasis on science and the Hispanic scientists who contribute to NASA’s missions. She was born in Uruguay and lives in Maryland with her young family.
Sara Boccaccini Meadows is a British-born illustrator based in Los Angeles. Her playful and illustrative work—created in watercolor, gouache, and ink pen and inspired by the great outdoors—has won her an audience of 225,000 followers on Instagram. Her first book for children, Grow, was published by Magic Cat in 2022.