Picture Books About the Night Sky

As an adult, I am still fascinated by the night sky – the moon and the stars. I could stare at them for hours. My daughter is equally as fascinated still as a teen, but as a child, the night sky mesmerized her. Here are a few great picture books for you and your little one to explore during storytime that feature the moon and the night sky.

The Moon Inside

The Moon Inside

The Moon Inside gives children the tools to embrace the nighttime rather than fear it – which is especially important as we turn the clocks forward or back with Daylight Savings Time.

Yellow is Ella’s favorite color — she loves the bright, sunny daytime. But every night, as darkness falls, she becomes afraid. When her mother encourages her to look at the soft glow of the moon and fireflies dancing in the night, and to listen to the chirping of crickets and the gentle rustling of the wind, Ella gradually realizes that nighttime can be something to look forward to rather than something to fear.

With sweet, luminous illustrations by Aimée Sicuro, this story will inspire parents and children to welcome the peaceful nature of nighttime into their homes and hearts.


Cassandra and the Night Sky

Cassandra and the Night SkyThroughout time, the many cultures of the world have all pondered the multitude of stars that make up the constellations and explain the heavens in the night sky. Cassandra and the Night Sky tells the story of a nine-year-old princess, a royal tea party and the magic and mythology that lends its voice to the explanation of the legends of the starry night sky.

Cassandra and the Night Sky by Amy Jackson, tells the story of a nine-year-old princess who grows up in a land without stars, a royal tea party and the magic and mythology that lends its voice to the explanation of the legends of the starry night sky.

In this beautifully illustrated story, young readers will learrn how to identify different constellations and the stories behind some of them.