Constellations for Kids: An Easy Guide to Discovering the Stars

Constellations for Kids: An Easy Guide to Discovering the Stars

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Discover the stars and explore constellations―a kid-friendly guide to navigating the sky

Over thousands of years, stargazers have noticed shapes in the stars, also called constellations. Different cultures have seen mythical animals and heroes within these constellations, and many travelers have used the stars as a guide for their journeys. This book will show young astronomers how to read the night sky as they discover more than 20 unique constellations.

From Canis Major to Cassiopeia, each constellation includes easy-to-check sky maps with bright illustrations and guidance on the direction and how high from the horizon you’ll need to look. You’ll also find step-by-steps on how to use other stars to guide the way, plus a look at the mythology behind each constellation.

Constellations for Kids includes:

  • Reach for the stars―A brief intro to the night sky covers the basics you need to know to understand how to find the constellations.
  • Connect the dots―Find each constellation with ease using tables telling you where to look, maps with simple illustrations, and easy steps linking other stars to lead the way.
  • Stellar stories―Did you know Lyra is the only Greek constellation that is a musical instrument? Explore cool celestial facts and fantastic mythology.


Discover the stories written in the stars with this fun exploration of our constellations.