Illustrated by Anna Rich
9 x 10, 32 pages, color illustrations
Under The Night Sky can be used as part of a curriculum that encourages children and families to spend time outdoors experiencing nature and discovering its mysteries. In addition, Under The Night Sky can be used as a part of a curriculum that seeks to promote discussion about communities and the different experiences that can help bring people together.
Under The Night Sky will help inspire classroom conversations about:
A young girl describes, in rhyming verse, how members of her community make her feel loved.
While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City. (Reading Rainbow)
Young people describe the different kinds of homes they live in around the world and how they see the stars.
The grieving Inuit girl named Kataujaq finds some happiness when she and her grandmother watch the northern lights.
Robert Frost's well-known poem evokes the beauty of winter in a forest. This story is a thoughtful book to read in contrast to Under the Night Sky.
Tilbury House, Publishers
103 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345
The motto of this group is: Leave No Child Inside. The vision and mission of the Children & Nature Network is to give every child in every community a wide range of opportunities to experience nature directly, reconnecting our children with nature's joys and lessons, its profound physical and mental bounty. The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working to reconnect children with nature. C&NN provides access to the latest news and research in the field and a peer-to-peer network of researchers and individuals, educators, and organizations dedicated to children's health and well-being.
This website for kids shows that everything in our solar system is on the move, even the Sun—it's just one of over 100 billion stars swirling around our Milky Way galaxy. Tour this spinning pinwheel in space.
Self-guided color-illustrated tutorial for older kids that shows what an aurora looks like from the earth and from space, what makes them happen, where you can see them, and why they are different colors
A website for young kids that explores where northern lights can be seen. This is a good site for younger children.
The goal of this group is to give parents and caregivers the information, tools, and inspiration to get their kids—and themselves—outside. The National Wildlife Federation has created GREENHOUR.ORG, a website rich in family friendly content. It hosts a supportive virtual community where families can learn, explore, and share their outdoor experiences and backyard adventures.
The National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. They also have a selection of award-winning nature magazines for children: Ranger Rick™, Your Big Backyard™, and Wild Animal Baby™