Sue Soltis: The Stars Just Up the Street, illustrated by Christine Davenier
Little Mabel is curious about stars, and loves counting how many she can see from her bedroom window or from the garden. However her grandfather tells her that when he was a child he could see thousands....much more than Mabel can see! Mabel climbs a hill to find more stars but she finds that the glow of light from the town makes them hard to see. What would it take for her neighbours to turn off their lights, just for one night, so that everyone can see the starlit sky?
A touching story about a grandfathers memories which inspire a little girl to take action in this tale for young enviromental activists and star enthusiasts.