Stars have fascinated young and old alike for centuries. This book introduces young readers to those magical lights in the night sky. Stars' composition as well as how they are born, grow, and eventually die is covered in the discussion of a star's lifecycle. This book also covers the classification of stars according to color and heat. Colorful pictures that are as engaging as they are diverse reinforce the accompanying text on each page. The small book size is perfect for the smaller hands of its young readers. Part of the "Out in Space" series, this book contains a glossary of new words, an index, a list of additional books for interested readers, and an address for accessing the publisher's online search engine. Like all of the books in this series, this is easy to read. Simple sentences make this book a great choice for young students learning about stars for the first time. Reviewer: Jamie Hain
Martha E. H. Rustad is the author of more than one hundred nonfiction children's books, on topics ranging from baby ducks to black holes to ancient Babylon. She lives with her family in Brainerd, Minnesota.