This classic is just a clear, useful and kid-friendly now as it was then. An essential pick for any kid's library
If you're lucky enough to live somewhere where you can actually see stars at night (a downside of NYC...) this book is great. Written by H.A. Rey, author of the Curious George series, this book is a wonderfully illustrated, simple to read guide to finding the constellations, knowing their names and history, and learning a little about the reasons behind it all. Don't get the wrong impression - this is a children's book, and it is very easy to understand. However, adults can love this as well - who doesn't wonder at the jewels of the night sky? There is more information in this book than you'd expect. Comes with a wonderful guide that shows the locations of the planets and stars for the various seasons and a few years into the future.