This is another of my #8brilliantbooks choices this week. Felicity the Cat (inspired by a French cat who was the first feline to ever travel to space in 1963) guides readers along the path to becoming stargazers, from the equipment they will need, to what they will discover and how to spot everything from constellations to galaxies. It’s fun, entertaining and interesting, and I love how it shows the skies by each season, so that children can easily work out what they might be able to spot dependent on the time of year. With cute, characterful illustrations including Felicity bounding across each spread, it’s a fantastic, reader-friendly introduction to astronomy for children.
- Planetarium by Chris Wormell and Raman Prinja
- Maya and her Friends by Larysa Denysenko and Masha Foya