By Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee
Beach Lane Books, $16.99, 32 pages

If you have ever looked up in the night sky and gazed at the beauty of the stars, this book is for you! Stars is one of the sweetest books that a family can share together. Author Mary Lyn Ray invites readers to contemplate the meaning of stars. A star lets you know it is almost night time. They make the darkness not feel quite so dark. What if you could have a star? You could catch them in a basket as they fell to earth. You could keep one in your pocket for good luck. A star on your shirt makes you a sheriff and one on the end of a stick makes a wand. Illustrator Marla Frazee’s artwork is stunning Created from graphite, gouache, and gel pens, the beautiful pictures give life to Ray’s words. Each page features a multicultural cast of children interacting with majestic stars. Frazee captures the innocence of childhood. Let Frazee and Ray take you on a special journey through the eyes of children. Readers of all ages will find themselves searching for stars everywhere they look. Add some magic back in your life.

Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin