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Read For The Stars!

Read For The Stars Book List

By Jo Winkle, Youth Services Manager, Richard Byrd Library

Some days are better for stargazing than others. When it's cloudy outside or the moon is too bright, seek the stars in these books that use descriptive storytelling and beautiful illustrations to bring the wonders of the night sky indoors.

  • Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees
    Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with the other animals, until he finds the right music.
  • Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault
    A northern winter night unfolds in magnificent wonder.
  • City Night by Eve Rice, illus. by Peter Sís
    See the diverse beauty of a city at night!
  • Night Cat by Margaret Beames, illus. by Sue Hitchcock
    Oliver the cat stays out all night!
  • Little Night by Yuyi Morales
    Mother Sky helps her daughter prepare for bedtime.
  • The Night Frolic by Julie Berry, illus. by Jaime Zollars
    Children travel on a whimsical journey to visit the night animals.
  • Imagine a Night by Sarah L. Thomson, illus. by Rob Gonsalves
    Imagination takes place at nighttime.
  • The Longest Night by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Ted Lewin
    Only one little animal can bring back the sun after a long night.
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