Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust (Hardcover)

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust By April Pulley Sayre, Ann Jonas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By April Pulley Sayre, Ann Jonas (Illustrator)
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This nonfiction picture book is perfect for sharing at home or in the classroom, as it addresses a basic question from children 3 to 6: What is dust? An ALA Notable Book illustrated by best-selling artist Ann Jonas, Stars Beneath Your Bed answers that question with clear, elegant informational text by acclaimed author April Pulley Sayre. 

Dust can be “a crumbling leaf, the eyelash of a seal, the scales of a snake, the smoke of burning toast, ash from an erupting volcano.” And it can connect us across space and time—dust under your bed might have made King Tut sneeze or muddied a dinosaur. Bonus text explains the scientific relationship between dust and the color of a sunset.

Stars Beneath Your Bed is a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and the publication wrote, in a starred review, “This book is ideal for classroom use, and is both straightforward enough for preschoolers and fascinating enough to capture the interest of older elementary students.”

About the Author

April Pulley Sayre is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children, including the acclaimed Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall. She has traveled to many places to observe, investigate, and photograph the world. The stunning photographs in Cityscape illuminate basic concepts of art, science, design, engineering, math, construction, and language arts for budding engineers, artists, architects, construction workers, and poets alike! April Pulley Sayre lives in South Bend, Indiana. You can visit her online at

Jacket photography © 2018 by April Pulley Sayre

Ann Jonas has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Color Dance, Reflections, and Round Trip, which was an ALA Notable Book and a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book. She is a graduate of Cooper Union and has worked as a graphic designer for many years with her husband, Donald Crews. They live in upstate New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060571887
ISBN-10: 0060571888
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: March 29th, 2005
Pages: 32
Language: English