Amanda Morgan


Outstanding, Primary, Night, Children, Science, Astronomy, Animals

Document Type

Book Review


When the Stars Come Out is a beautifully illustrated book full of fun facts relating to the night. The book explains why the night exists and how people have studied the nighttime sky throughout history. It details what some of the discoveries have been, including why the moon wanes and what the northern lights are. The book answers questions about the earth at night and about humans at night. Many different cultures are mentioned as the book goes over the history of sleep and celebrations of the night. The book explains that though nights are safer nowadays with all the light, the sky has become very polluted by it. We can no longer see the beautiful stars like those before us could. Whenever you are in a place where you can fully appreciate the night, the book urges us, don't take it for granted.