So last week a student came to me and asked, “Do you have a book with a camp for watching the total eclipse and a boy named Jack?” I raised my eyebrows because it just did not sound familiar. Asked my assistant and she didn’t have a clue. Emailed the rest of the elementary library media specialists and sure enough a response, “Every Star a Soul by Wendy Mass”. Well it was sent to me and I read it on the out of town trip this weekend.
I know what you are thinking. This is Nonfiction Monday not what MsMac read this weekend. Well, this morning I perused the book fair which was magically put up in my absence last week.
Lo and behold, Night Skyby Tammi Salzano jumped out at me. What a perfect companion book for Every Star a Soul.
The 48 paged book is chock full of constellations, an explanation of the name and when to best see them in the sky. Unlike H. A. Rey’s The Stars, Night Skyfeatures the constellations from actual photos with the lines drawn atop. There is a list of the 10 brightest stars in the sky, a glossary, and other sky watching treasures. And of course, the publishers added some “glow-in the -dark features.
Any stargazer is going want to get this book and use as a resource. I wish I would have had it this past weekend as I looked at the Milky Way. (Where I was had very little light pollution.)
Title: Night Sky
Author: Tammi Salzano
Date Published: 2009
Reading Level: Middle grades
Publisher: Tangerine Press
Source of Book: Book Fair Display
It is almost time to nominate your favorite books to the CYBILS. Panelists and judges for each category will be announced soon, very soon.
The third Kidlit Con will be happening in Washington, D.C. in October. Organized by non other than Mother Reader, it should be fabulous. I am soooo sorry not to be attending(family committments) More information is here.
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