- We're Open: What You Need to Know
by Meg Thacher
Who hasn’t stared up at the sky and wondered about the stars, the sun, the moon and the planets? Readers are given a tour of the solar system and deep space with no telescope or binoculars required. Kids will learn how to spot and observe planets, identify constellations throughout the seasons, how the Earth’s moon was formed and why there are phenomena such as eclipses, meteor showers and the northern lights. The author also includes instructions for fun activities like making a red flashlight for night vision, and starting your own sky journal. And did we mention the cover glows in the dark? This book is aimed at ages 9 and up, but the visuals will appeal to everyone.