Tuesday 8 October 2013

Ladybird Tuesday - The Ladybird Book of The Night Sky

I love how Ladybird books take complicated subjects and condense all that information into a format that is easy for children to understand, yet without any dumbing down. I learned an awful lot from reading The Night Sky. It's in series 536 - A Ladybird Nature Book, and was first published in 1965. Of course things have moved on a bit since then, but most of the information is still relevant and accurate (apart from the demotion of poor Pluto from being a planet of course).

The Ladybird book of The Night Sky

The book was written in a time when there was a lot less light pollution in the sky, and I'm not sure that a stargazer today would be able to see quite as much. But there is plenty of information in the book to help you spot lots of different planets, stars and constellations.

The Ladybird book of The Night Sky

I've challenged myself to identify some more constellations, and this book is going to be a big help as the only constellation that I can currently reliably find is Orion.

The Ladybird book of The Night Sky

The Night Sky is packed with fascinating information. I'll definitely be re-reading it myself, as well as sharing it with the children as they start to take an interest in the skies.

If you love Ladybird books, do pop over and visit Ladybird Tuesday, where Being Mrs C is assembling a really comprehensive catalogue of Ladybird books and reviews.

Below you can find links to all my Ladybird Tuesday book posts.

Snow White and Rose Red
Hansel and Gretel
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
The Three Little Pigs
The Old Woman and her Pig
Little Red Riding Hood
The Ugly Duckling
The Railway Children
A Little Princess
A First book of Aesop's Fables

A Ladybird Book about Knitting
More Things to Make - For Special Occasions
Easy to Make Puppets
Learning to Sew
Stamp Collecting
Tricks and Magic

Prehistoric Animals and Fossils
Stone Age Man in Britain
Great Civilisations - Crete
Charles Dickens
Lives of the Great Composers Book 1
Lives of the Great Composers Book 2
The Story of Music

Plants and How They Grow
The Ladybird Book of the Night Sky
Sea and Air Mammals
The Farm

The Story of Nuclear Power
The Motor Car
How it Works - The Computer
How it Works - The Rocket
The Story of Ships
The Postman and the Postal Service
People at Work - The Nurse

Understanding Numbers
Talkabout Clothes
Going to School
Teaching Reading

Stories of Special Days and Customs
Christmas Customs

Girls and Boys - A Ladybird Book of Childhood


  1. A friend recently bought me a copy of this and I was actually thinking of taking it out into the garden on a clear night and seeing what I can spot!

    1. It's such a good book, really helpful hints for how to find what you are looking for!


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