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Stories in the Sky: Constellations

Illustrated by Lizzy Doyle
Published by Little Genius Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Spark our littlest learners’ interest in the night sky! 

The stars in the sky help scientists, 
and also point the way. 
Certain groups of stars tell a story,
or tell us the month and day. 


For thousands of years, the stars have filled humankind with wonder. They have pointed the way, helped us tell time, and best of all, told us stories. Now, curious kids can explore the night sky with Stories in the Sky: Constellations. From Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, Leo the Lion, Orion the Hunter, and more, ten of the most popular and easiest-to-find constellations in the night sky are featured with beautiful illustrations that show the stars in the constellation as well as a cute rendering of the animal or person it represents. The fun, rhyming text introduces the ancient Greek or Roman character most often associated with the constellation, and the fun facts on each spread include basic information about where and when to find each of them. 

About The Author

JOE RHATIGAN is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children’s books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.

About The Illustrator

Lizzy Doyle is a designer, illustrator, and author from New Jersey. She is the creator and owner of Lizzy Dee Studio where she uses her children's publishing experience and her love for all things smiley to design books, craft kits, and paper goods. Her design mind gives an edge in the illustration market where she loves creating cute characters, patterns for apparel & decor, and illustrations for licensing! Lizzy is also an avid collector of oddities & antiques, a WFMU fanatic, and you'll never see her without tea in hand.

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