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  1. A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky
    A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky
    Michael Driscoll
    Workman Publishing / Hardcover
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Watercolor illustrations of the constellations, families star gazing, comets, and planets perfectly suit this beautiful guide to the Night Sky. Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky.

Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including "The Story of the Orchestra and "A Child's introduction to Poetry. Hardcover, 96 pages.

  1. Night Sky
    Night Sky
    DK
    DK Children / 2018 / Hardcover
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
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    Stock No: WW473391
  1. Night Sky Watcher
    Night Sky Watcher
    Raman Prinja
    Quarto / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $12.95 Save 46% ($5.96)
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    Stock No: WW929541
  1. The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky
    The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky
    Jason Lisle
    Master Books / 2012 / Hardcover
    $24.99 Retail: $34.99 Save 29% ($10.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW516416
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Staring up at the stars is an experience shared across time and space.

Designed for people without astronomy experience, The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky will help you discover the science of the stars, planets, moon, and sun. A mix of informative textbook chapters, star-charts to help you find your way around the sky, instructions on how to use a telescope, and helpful advice on learning to see in the dark, this guide will serve as a helpful introduction to the topic and activity of astronomy. 240 pages, hardcover, glossy pages with many full-color photographs.

ICR Item Number: BSGTTNS

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    The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky - PDF Download [Download]
    Jason Lisle
    Master Books / 2012 / PDF Download
    $6.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 30% ($3.00)
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    Stock No: WW22611DF

Staring up at the stars is an experience shared across time and space.

Designed for people without astronomy experience, The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky will help you discover the science of the stars, planets, moon, and sun. A mix of informative textbook chapters, star-charts to help you find your way around the sky, instructions on how to use a telescope, and helpful advice on learning to see in the dark, this guide will serve as a helpful introduction to the topic and activity of astronomy. 240 pages, hardcover, glossy pages with many full-color photographs.

  1. Starfinder (Third Edition)
    Starfinder (Third Edition)
    Carole Stott, Giles Sparrow
    DK / 2013 / Hardcover
    $22.50 Retail: $25.00 Save 10% ($2.50)
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    Stock No: WW414533

Combining a concise practical guide to astronomy with a convenient planisphere, Starfinder explains how to navigate around the night sky, shows you what you can expect to see, and provides the tools you need to see the constellations for yourself. It also includes a section on observing the Moon, planets, and other bodies of the Solar System, as well as a monthly guide to the skies in both the northern and southern hemispheres. 128 indexed pages, hardcover. 12" x 12".

Please Note: This book espouses an old-earth timetable and references "billions of years."

  1. Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations [With Card Flashlight]
    Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations [With Card Flashlight]
    Jonathan Poppele
    Adventure Publications / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $15.26 Retail: $16.95 Save 10% ($1.69)
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    Stock No: WW932291
  1. Glow-In-The-Dark Constellations: A Field Guide for Young Stargazers
    Glow-In-The-Dark Constellations: A Field Guide for Young Stargazers
    C.E. Thompson, Randy Chewning
    Grosset & Dunlap / 1999 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $8.99 Save 22% ($2.00)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 12/05/18.
    Stock No: WW12535

Children will be entranced with this book as they hunt for constellations in the light and in the dark! Illustrations of major constellations in season help give kids an orientation to the sky; primary star patterns appear in the light as they would in the sky...but turn off the light and over 30 glow in the dark constellations appear! The mythological history of the stars, where to find them, what is the best time to find them and more is all revealed in this fun and fascinating guide to the night sky. 28 pages, softcover.

  1. Star Maps for Beginners
    Star Maps for Beginners
    I.M. Levitt, Roy Marshall
    Simon & Schuster / 1992 / Trade Paperback
    $13.50 Retail: $15.00 Save 10% ($1.50)
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    Stock No: WW791877

Designed with the beginner in mind and useful to anyone interested in astronomy, Star Maps For Beginners is the classic guide to viewing and understanding the heavens. It's superb maps are cross-shaped rather than round, making it much easier for beginning stargazers to match the correct part of the chart with the portion of sky they are observing. They provide the reader with a unique perspective on the sky and have been widely acknowledged as the easiest system yet for locating any constellation at any time of the year. (Our international customers south of the equator should take note that this book is designed for use only in the Northern Hemisphere. The constellations in the Southern Hemisphere are quite different, and are not included in this book.) Now revised for the 1990s, with updated planet charts and a new section on spotting meteor showers, Star Maps For Beginners includes: 12 complete maps - one for each month - showing the positions of the constellations viewed from every direction a synoptic table that shows how to choose the propper map for use at anytime the most up-to-date overview of the solar system available today the latest facts about each of the planets - orbit, size, atmosphere, internal structure, climate, and terrain. a full chapter on the history and development of the constellations and the ancient legends and mythological lore surrounding them a special section on meteors - how they originate and when and where to spot them. Initially published in 1942, and now celebrating nearly 60 years in print, Star Maps for Beginners has sold more than 450,000 copies.

  1. Night Sky Atlas With Cd-Rom
    Night Sky Atlas With Cd-Rom
    DK Children / Trade Paperback
    $20.69 Retail: $22.99 Save 10% ($2.30)
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    Stock No: WW628390

Revised with a new CD-ROM, this entry in DK's successful series of informative and visually compelling atlases explains how to see and read the night sky at all latitudes for a worldwide audience. 48 pages, hardcover.

  • Stunning photographs, colorful charts and maps throughout
  • Features six special acetate pages, and a new CD-ROM with animations

    1. National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky
      National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky
      Howard Schneider
      National Geographic Society / 2009 / Trade Paperback
      $19.76 Retail: $21.95 Save 10% ($2.19)
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      Stock No: WW202811
    1. Discover the Stars: Starwatching Using the Naked Eye, Binoculars, or a Telescope
      Discover the Stars: Starwatching Using the Naked Eye, Binoculars, or a Telescope
      Richard Berry
      Random House / 1987 / Trade Paperback
      $15.30 Retail: $17.00 Save 10% ($1.70)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
      Availability: Expected to ship on or about 12/19/18.
      Stock No: WW65293

    For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars.

    Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of all the stars and constellations visible with the naked eye and introduces you to deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars or a simple telescope. The tour is conducted by the editor of Astronomy magazine, Richard Berry, whose two-color, computer-plotted sky maps and clear instructions make stargazing fun and productive from your first night out.

    The heart of Discover the Stars is two sections of big, beautiful sky maps and charts. The first section features twelve maps that show the entire sky overhead as it appears during each month of the year. These outline all the constellations visible anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, and the accompanying text reveals the rich ancient mythology that surrounds the star groups.

    The second section is made up of twenty-three star charts that depict smaller regions of the sky in great detail. These charts give the names of key stars and lead you to fascinating features such as stars with unusual colors, double stars, variable stars, nebulae, and galaxies.

    Separate chapters cover basics, such as how the stars move through the sky, how to find your way around the moon and the planets, making an astronomer's flashlight, and choosing and using a telescope -- all in terms that are easy to grasp and remember.

    Discover the Stars is the perfect introduction to the heavens, simple enough to be useful if you're just starting out but packed with enough information to keep you learning and enjoying the stars for years to come.

    1. Nature Guides Stars and Planets
      Nature Guides Stars and Planets
      DK / 2012 / Trade Paperback
      $13.46 Retail: $14.95 Save 10% ($1.49)
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      Stock No: WW690403
    1. The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars
      The Brightest Stars: Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars
      Fred Schaaf
      Wiley / 2008 / Trade Paperback
      $17.96 Retail: $19.95 Save 10% ($1.99)
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      Stock No: WW704102
    1. Nancy B's Science Club: Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity JournalBlack Fri
      Nancy B's Science Club: Moonscope & Sky Gazers Activity Journal
      Educational Insights / 2013 / Other
      $38.49 Retail: $54.99 Save 30% ($16.50)
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      Stock No: WW545351
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    Gaze up at the night sky in wonder . . . and in brilliant detail!

    The Nancy B. Science Club MoonScope gives burgeoning astronomers a clear view of the night sky through 90x magnification, a 4mm all-glass eyepiece, 20mm all-glass eyepiece, and moonfilter. The scope also includes a finder with glow-in-the-dark-edge and focusing knob for easy sightings. Plus, the included tripod even includes a built-in red LED light to read the journal and moon map in the dark!

    The included 22-page full-color MoonScope & Sky Gazer's Activity Journal includes tips for stargazing, practice for sighting and using eyepieces, a moon-map and moon-phase activities, and more.

    Ages 8 & up. 2 AAA batteries required (not included).

    1. National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky
      National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky
      Mark R. Chartrand, Wil Tirion
      Random House / 1991 / Hardcover
      $21.56 Retail: $23.95 Save 10% ($2.39)
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      Stock No: WW408525

    The perfect companion volume for Hale-Bopp watchers, this guide explores the fabulous mysteries above, from planets in our solar system to the constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, stars, galaxies (including the Milky Way), nebulae, astronomical bodies, objects, phenomena, and -- yes -- comets. Night Sky provides a concise guided tour of the heavens with 48 monthly sky charts of the northern sky and 88 constellation charts, each offering a detailed map of individual constellations. Essays on the universe, the solar system, and constellations introduce the reader to the wonders of the sky.

    1. 365 Starry Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year
      365 Starry Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year
      Chet Raymo
      Aladdin / 1992 / Trade Paperback
      $16.20 Retail: $18.00 Save 10% ($1.80)
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      Stock No: WW66066

    Ever look for a constellation, only to find it's not visible at that time of year? This chronological look up at the sky focuses on one aspect of the sky--constellations, galaxies, stars, and more-- per night, providing a good amount of mythological and scientific background, as well as detailed instructions on where to find them. Maps with reference points are included for each night's activity. Make it a nightly family activity as you all learn about the night sky and the history behind it! 225 pages, softcover.

    1. The Book of Astronomy - Student Book
      The Book of Astronomy - Student Book
      Brenda Janke, Paul O'Brien, Shawn Wheatley
      Memoria Press / 2011 / Trade Paperback
      $12.89 Retail: $14.95 Save 14% ($2.06)
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      Stock No: WW380961

    The night sky looms above every evening; but how much do we really know about it? Once the subject of intense study by our ancestors, many modern-day youths know of nothing beyond the moon and the Big Dipper.

    Designed as an introductory course for young elementary-aged students, this astronomy program covers constellations, the motion of the earth, and the names of the stars. Organized by each season's sky--Summer-Fall, Winter, and Spring-short paragraphs introduce the basic concepts of astronomy. Constellation paragraphs also feature star charts that show the main stars connected, as well as a separate chart that shows its position in the sky. Students are given boxes of stars and asked to draw and label the constellations in them; exercise questions on the constellation's name, mythical background, and brightest stars are also included.

    The solar system is also covered; each planet has a fact page with photo, rotation and orbit information, characteristics, composition, and mythological references; comprehension exercises follow. A cumulative exercise is included in the back that reviews all the content of the previous lessons, including labeling constellations in Latin and English, labeling photos of the planets, completing sentences with word-bank vocab, labeling stars in order of brightness, and other concepts.

    Grades 3 & up. 164 pages, softcover.

    1. Basher Books Astronomy: Out of this World!
      Basher Books Astronomy: Out of this World!
      Dan Green
      Kingfisher / 2009 / Trade Paperback
      $8.09 Retail: $8.99 Save 10% ($0.90)
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      Stock No: WW462904
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    Part of the brilliant and fun Basher Science series, Astronomyactually makes the night sky memorable once you learn about the stars and planets individually! Each cosmic item or concept is portrayed as a cute creature that's exemplified by their most prominent feature. Organized by groups (e.g. The Solar System, All-Star Crew, Deep Space Gang), each category has an introductory entry with the illustrations for that chapter assembled on one page, helping kids to see and remember which terms belong to which group.

    Each creature has its own full-page illustration and entry written from a fun, casual, first-person perspective; children will learn about the planets, Halley's comet, brown dwarfs, Sirius, black holes, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Virgo Supercluster, and more. 128 pages, softcover, with glossary and index.

    Please Note: this is not a Creationist resource, and therefore reference "billions of years," the big bang theory, and asteroids killing the dinosaurs.

    1. Peterson Field Guide to Stars & Planets 4th Edition
      Peterson Field Guide to Stars & Planets 4th Edition
      Jay M. Pasachoff
      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1999 / Trade Paperback
      $17.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 10% ($2.00)
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      Stock No: WW34311

    Serious stargazers, take note! Completely updated and packed with information, this "stellar" resource provides all the information you need to fully understand and enjoy the night sky. Study monthly sky maps through 2010; view stunning photographs of the Leonid meteor shower and comet Hale-Bopp; learn about constellations, nebulae, galaxies, asteroids, meteor showers, and more! Ages 10 to adult. 578 pages, softcover from Houghton Mifflin.

    1. National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Constellations
      National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Constellations
      Gary Mechler
      Random House / 1995 / Trade Paperback
      $11.66 Retail: $12.95 Save 10% ($1.29)
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      Stock No: WW779981

    Human beings have always looked to the skies: as clock and calendar, to divine the future, for spiritual guidance. Even today, astronomers study the night sky for the key to the mysteries of the universe, as they literally look back in time to when it all began. By learning your way around the sky, you can identify constellations that our ancestors knew and even search out distant galaxies and clusters of stars that may support worlds like our own.

    This guide covers the Northern Hemisphere skies season by season, with close-up looks at 54 constellations visible from northern latitudes, both the familiar and the less well known.

    This easy-to-use pocket guide is divided into four parts: introductory essays and drawings, illustrated tours of the sky, illustrated descriptions of the constellations, and appendices.

    1. Seeing the Sky: 100 Projects, Activities & Explorations in Astronomy
      Seeing the Sky: 100 Projects, Activities & Explorations in Astronomy
      Fred Schaaf
      Dover Publications / 2012 / Trade Paperback
      $13.46 Retail: $14.95 Save 10% ($1.49)
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      Stock No: WW488882

    You see the stars every night; learn about them!

    Seeing the Sky presents 100 easy, inexpensive projects for astronomers that require only the naked eye and ordinary household materials. Designed for students in Junior High and above, activities focus on a particular celestial phenomenon (purple light, the Milky Way, light pollution areas, the circumzenithal and circumhorizontal arcs, etc.), and include a short introduction to the topic followed by questions that require hands-on investigation. 209 pages, indexed, softcover.

    1. Signs & Seasons Field Journal and Test Manual
      Signs & Seasons Field Journal and Test Manual
      Jay Ryan
      Fourth Day Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
      $13.89 Retail: $16.00 Save 13% ($2.11)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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      Stock No: WW792211

    This field journal and test manual accompanies Signs & Seasons. Expand your astronomy course into a lab with measurable results! This guide is designed to take you out under the night-time sky with observation, sketching and hands-on activities. Any necessary materials are listed, as well as quotes from the ancients, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, pertinent notes, forms, room for sketches, definitions, maps, and more. Tests include definitions, labeling diagrams, connecting stars into constellations, globe-work, questions based on field activities, and other questions that will require students to think about their answers! 179 pages, softcover. Answers included.

    1. Moonfinder
      Moonfinder
      Jay Ryan
      Fourth Day Press / 2011 / Hardcover
      $13.49 Retail: $15.00 Save 10% ($1.51)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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      Stock No: WW922112

    Your youngsters can become expert "moonfinders!"

    Moonfinder is the story of a little boy who learns about the phases of the moon through his father's easy-to-understand explanations. Each night, over the course of a month, he looks up to notice the changes in the moon's phases and position in the sky.

    Beautifully illustrated, each page features a full-color painting that depicts the actual location and appearance of each lunar phase, along with celestial views that show the corresponding position of the moon in orbit around the earth. These help students understand how the astronomy behind the moon's changing phases corresponds to the changing positions of the moon in the sky. The story also includes a note at the end with detailed information for continuing your study of the moon and its phases.

    With Moonfinder, cultivate an interest in science and nature as the entire family learns how to follow the monthly cycle of the moon! 32 full-color pages, hardcover.