I found this new series at the library. Love it. The stories of the constellations!!! Check these books out and go outside and stargaze with your kids. You can sound intelligent (if they don't know you read these books first), or you can teach them the beauty of non-fiction—learning things and putting that learning to use!
Ages 8 and up.
These volumes provide both astronomy and mythology lessons in one very attractive package and are sure to be popular with young stargazers. Each of the books discusses a major constellation's origin and mythology story, compares its presence in other cultures around the world, and explains how to locate it in the night sky. Sidebars provided additional facts (e.g., "The largest star that astronomers know of is VY Can Majoris"). Using crisp images and a pleasing combination of accent colors, this set is sure to attract student researchers as well as educators and parents looking for engaging read-aloud nonfiction.