ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut -- inspired by a very special person. Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama … Continue reading ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

Sometimes even destiny needs a little bit of help. When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and … Continue reading STAR-CROSSED, by Minnie Darke, Double Day Canada, Penguin Random House

THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, by Allan Wolf, Illustrated by Anna Raff, Candlewick Press

Hang on tight for a raucous bounce through the solar system and back -- propelled by funny, fanciful, factually sound poems and exuberant illustrations. The universe poured into me. My brain was overloaded. It smoked and glowed red-hot. And then it actually exploded. Ever wonder what the sun has to say about being the closest … Continue reading THE DAY THE UNIVERSE EXPLODED MY HEAD, by Allan Wolf, Illustrated by Anna Raff, Candlewick Press

STARDUST, by Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Briony May Smith, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Books

One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad she is a star and, as he dries her eyes and they both gaze up at the night sky, he tells a story, the … Continue reading STARDUST, by Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Briony May Smith, Nosy Crow, Candlewick Books