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Constellations for Children

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ISBN: 0448401983
Title: Seeing Stars: A Book & Poster about the Constellations  
Author: Barbara Seiger,Craig Calsbeek (Illustrator)
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group, The
Date Published: October 1993
Format: Trade Paper

Describes how to find various constellations, discusses their significant stars, and presents the myths about them.

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069x.gif (7889 bytes) ISBN: 079227069X
Title: Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations 
Author: Jacqueline Mitton,Christina Ballit (Illustrator)
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Date Published: September 1998
Format: Trade Cloth

Large, vibrant paintings and shimmering foil stars make a brilliant connection between age-old stargazing tales and the constellations. Full color.

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9627.gif (4739 bytes) ISBN: 0395689627
Title: Orion, the Hunter
Author: Necia H. Apfel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Date Published: September 1995
Format: Trade Cloth

In recent years, scientists have made many discoveries about celestial bodies within the Hunter's belt, arms, legs, and weapons. Apfel's clear text, highlighted with diagrams and full-color photos, explores and explains intriguing features of Orion, the Hunter--from ancient perspectives on the universe to the birth and evolution of stars.

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ISBN: 0688071929
Title: The Big Dipper and You 
Author: E. C. Krupp,Robin Rector Krupp (Illustrator)
Publisher: William Morrow & Company, Incorporated
Date Published: September 1989
Format: Library Binding

Presents what is known today and past beliefs about the Big Dipper, or Ursa Major, and gives added information on the North Star, or Polaris.

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ISBN: 0761308636
Title: There Is a Great Bear in the Sky
Author: Helen Taylor,Stephen Sweet
Publisher: Millbrook
Date Published: September 1998
Format: Trade Cloth

An introduction to astronomy, with information about such topics as how stars are born and how they die, why stars twinkle, and how to identify constellations.

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8836.gif (8693 bytes) ISBN: 0876148836
Title: Where's the Big Dipper
Author: Sidney Rosen,Dean Lindberg (Illustrator)
Publisher: Lerner Pub
Date Published: August 1995
Format: Trade Cloth

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1139.gif (13721 bytes) ISBN: 0394891139
Title: The Glow-in-the-Dark Night Sky Book
Author: Clint Hatchett, Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Date Published: April 1988
Format: Trade Cloth

Children can turn off the lights and watch more than 30 constellations glow in the dark with this unique, convenient guide to the night sky. Full color.

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5352.gif (10185 bytes) ISBN: 0689815352
Title: Coyote Places the Stars
Author: Harriet Peck Taylor
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
Date Published: May 1997
Format: Trade Paper

Coyote arranges the stars in the shapes of his animal friends.

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9794.gif (12969 bytes) ISBN: 0471159794
Title: Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun
Author: Janice Pratt VanCleave
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Date Published: July 1997
Format: Trade Paper

A natural follow up for Astronomy for Every Kid, this book provides fun and easy activities for 8 to 12 year-olds, helping them find and identify constellations. It includes chapters on 20 of the most prominent constellations, such as the Big Dipper, Orion, Cancer, Cassiopeia and more, arranged by where they appear in the sky. Formatted for easy reference with illustrations, exercises and step-by-step activities, all in VanCleave's unique style. 

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