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Lights Day and Night

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As one little girl is out camping, she notices that light is different on a cloudy night than it is at other times. Full of curiosity, she ventures into a variety of settings to explore what kind of light there is and how it works. With activities and observations, she learns a lot about the science of light and is delighted to share some fun facts and terms with young readers. 

I loved the illustrations in this one. As a nonfiction book, it didn't have a strong plot or character development, which made it a bit slow in the middle, but it fit a lot of interesting facts into just a few pages. I even learned something. There are a few interactive projects offered that make great starting points for teachers and parents who want to explore the science of light with early elementary explorers.
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A little girl and a cat explore day and night to show us how light works.  The cat's antics and expressions are fun to point out (and comment on), and the narrative is occasionally punctuated by the "Blink, blink!" of a cheerful firefly.

Simple and clear illustrations make the information fun to examine, and examples are given to provide ways to "test" and explore both natural and artificial light.

The examples are so delightful and every-day, you will almost forget it's science!  It may even make words or concepts more clear for you--the older child or adult!

This is both a fun picture-book (suitable for kids of all ages), and a story about how light is part of our lives; for everyone.  Plus, the craft project at the end is a fun idea!

P.S.  I applaud the author for using words like opaque and translucent in the descriptions!  

Children are smart, and more capable than formerly assumed.  My nieces and nephews could start a video player and insert a VHS tape by 2 years old, and I don't doubt that today's children can change a dvd or open a favorite ebook at that age now.

The sooner we make correct information available, children will absorb it and not develop fears of "thick books or big words."

5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the free preview of this beautiful ebook!

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I'm pretty sure I would have liked science a whole lot more as a child if our teachers had read books like this one. This beautiful picture book offers up just as much information as a dry non-fiction information book, and does so in a way that is intriguing and thought-provoking. This would be a perfect book for a science teacher covering a unit on light, or for any teacher (Grade 2-4) wanting to spark scientific interest in their students.
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Lights Day and Night is a delightful book with lovely illustrations filled with a lot of information about the science of light for the inquisitive wee ones in your life. 

This book takes you on a journey through the light of day and night, artificial and natural light and the types of light around us. We learn how light impacts us, what would happen without light and how we and the items on earth absorb light. Susan Hughes illustrates the connection between shadows and reflection, and how humans and animals eyes respond to light. 

This non-fiction science book is a great addition to the classroom or home library. 

Thank you to Kids Can Press and NetGalley for the advanced digital copy of this book for my review.
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I am in love with this book. 

Hughes packs a lot of information about the science of light into this little book. It’s perfect for early learners, as the information is not only presented in an easy to understand manner, but applies real life examples relevant to how children experience their world.

I cannot believe how much information my son retained in a short about of time. After reading Lights Day and Night just a few times, he was able to “teach” his grandma how light worked over FaceTime. 

The illustrations were captivating, imaginative, and a fun way to follow along with the lesson at hand.

I especially loved the extras at the end of the book. A fun hands on activity to put the information we learned into action and key word definitions… a wonderful capstone to the information throughout the book.

If you’re looking for early STEM books, this is definitely one you need to add to your library.

Thank you to NetGalley, Kids Can Press, and Susan Hughes for the gifted eARC in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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Simple enough for children to understand, but chock full of information about light and how it travels and how we use it to see. What a great (and beautifully illustrated) tool to have on your bookshelf to help kids learn about the science of light.
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Lights Day and Night is a very informative and beautifully illustrated picture book about light. Thank you to Kids Can Press for the e-galley via NetGalley. This is sure to be a great resource and picture book for readers and students interested learning more about light. For the Canadian educators and parents out there, this informational picture book ties in nicely with the Grade 4 science curriculum. The picture book is highly informative as it explains so many different aspects of light - natural and artificial light, the ways in which light moves, and even the important contribution light has in the water cycle. The pictures in the story do a great job of highlighting all the information that is in the text and will make this information more visual and engaging for readers.
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Lights Day and Night: The Science of How Light Works written by Susan Hughes and illustrated by Ellen Rooney is a solid children’s (probably an older child) book introducing the concepts of natural and artificial light, but it’s marred by a very scattershot approach that moves from one concept to another, not always with a clear reason as to why items are juxtaposed or sequential, and often moving on too quickly from concepts, either with little or sometimes no explanation at all. For instance, the northern lights are mentioned as a source of natural light, but then we don’t return to them. The same holds true for the firefly that opens the story.  The book seems to fall a bit betwixt and between, introducing some complicated vocabulary and ideas, like refraction, which would seem aimed at somewhat older readers, but then not following through fully on them, as if worried about alienating younger readers. I’d say it would have been a stronger book had it chosen definitively a targeted age group, and also either decided to go all in and fully explore mentioned topics or reduce the number of examples and describes that smaller number more fully. The illustrations meanwhile are engaging and make good use, as one might expect, of a varied level of brightness and darkness.  There is also an addendum that explains how to make a shadow puppet show and also offers up a glossary of more difficult words.
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

Lights day and night is a science book about how light works. 
This book is ideal for primary school children to teach them about light and science.
This book explains what natural light sources are and where they come from such as volcanos, the sun, stars, fires etc.
The illustrations are cute ( I love the cats antics) and the use of scientific language such as retract and refract is great and accompanied by information easy enough for children to understand.
This is a great STEM book!!
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This is such a nice book for young kids to know more about lights, and the illustrations are absolutely breathtaking kids will most certainly enjoy them, thank you Kids can Press and netgalley for the arc :D
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An introduction picture book into the world of science and how light works in nature. A wonderful book with bright and colorful illustrations. A young girl and her cat find lots of forms of light. I highly recommend it for kids of all ages. Thanks to #netgalley for the advanced reader copy. I loved it.
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A book that offers itself up as an equally useful sister to the similar volume on acoustics (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3709733576).  By starting gently, and building up from the differences between natural light and its sources and artificial light, we get to see all we need to pass through primary school when it comes to optical physics.  So no, it doesn't get all quantum, baby, and discuss what makes up light itself, but it does exactly what it should in ways it should.  A strong four stars.
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This was a very informative read on light. It explains all the good it does for us and our environment. It had great illustrations.
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