Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2012
The year's best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- Air & Space magazine, November 2012
You Are a Star!
by Michael Parker, illustrated by Judith Rossell
Walker, 32 pp., $16.99
An introduction to astronomy for very young readers. Before she goes to sleep, a young girl takes a trip from her bedroom window into the sky, past the moon, and through the universe: It may be dark out here, / but the sky is not all empty and black. / Look. More stars than you can count / on all your fingers and all your toes. Rossell’s winsome illustrations (made with celestial maps, rubber stamps, and acrylic paints) hit the mark in this gentle bedtime story. Ages 4-8.