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.