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Look Up with Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  25 reviews
With an introduction from Neil DeGrasse Tyson about the importance of kid-like curiosity, this lyrical picture book biography on the beloved astrophysicist and host of Cosmos is the perfect gift for young astronomers and fans of all ages.

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born curious. And the secrets of a billion galaxies lay there—waiting for him to explore its cosmic mysteries. H
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Raven Black
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not a fan of NDT but this book is a good introduction of the man, his accomplishment & a way to spark a bit of interest in space and such.
Rob Chappell
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This illustrated biography for young people covers the life of world-famous astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson. Before reading this book, I had heard of Dr. Tyson and his outstanding work in astrophysics and science communication, so it was a real treat to learn about how he was inspired to pursue science as a career and then share what he had learned with others.

A foreword by Dr. Tyson encourages young readers to never lose their sense of wonder and curiosity and to bec
Shaye Miller
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This picture book is kickstarted by an Introduction written by Neil deGrasse Tyson where he says, “Scientists are kids who never lost their natural childhood curiosity about the world.” And that’s exactly what this book reminds me of — the importance of encouraging that childhood wonder of learning about the universe and hoping that it never disappears. Berne takes us through little Neil’s childhood (where he walked dogs to save up for his first telescope), into college and graduate school where ...more
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is great. Not only does it introduce you to Neil deGrasse Tyson, but it makes you want to explore the universe too. This is simple enough for the youngest readers but engaging enough to share with older students too. This would be a great story to read at a campout and then take time to look up at the sky.
Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: black-excellence
I really enjoyed this picture book about Neil deGrasse Tyson. You learn what sparked his interest in the stars and how that interest led to an amazing career as an astrophysicist. Perfect for one on one reading with the non-fiction loving kid in your life.
Edward Sullivan
A rich introductory biography emphasizing the importance of curiosity.
Richie Partington
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography-pb, box23
Richie’s Picks: LOOK UP WITH ME: NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: A LIFE AMONG THE STARS by Jennifer Berne and Lorraine Nam, ill., HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, February 2019, 40p., ISBN: 978-0-06-284494-1

“The moon and a star are coming along.
I told them to follow me.
Once they got lost behind a cloud.
Once they got caught in a tree.
But I told them to follow the highway road
Where the streetlights are easy to see.
The moon and a star are coming along,.
I told them to follow our car.
Over the wires and up i
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Early on, Neil DeGrasse Tyson was blessed with vision, knew his passion lay in the cosmos. “Look Up With Me: Neil DeGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars,” by Jennifer Berne richly relates the highlights of his life. An introduction by Tyson encourages kids to never stop being kids, to hold onto their “curiosity about the world.”
Tyson’s future was star-studded from the onset. He loved gazing into space and was inspired when he visited New York City’s Hayden Planetarium. There “Neil’s mind was lau
Hannah Kalberg
Mar 30, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: t-l-307
This book, apart of the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 collection, is a good one. It tells the true story of Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist. This children's book tells a complex story in young reader-friendly sentences -- so while it is tailored to young readers, it does not lack depth at all. That makes it special. This biography is educational is it tells about someone who made a difference in history but is also inspirational as it gives messages of endurance and fo ...more
Mar 30, 2021 added it
Recommends it for: Grades 3-5
This is a picture biography of a scientist that we may have all seen on TV with a special on space. This man's story will inspire readers to follow their dreams for a career. He was always curious about space, from childhood. He worked to buy himself a telescope so he could see the stars up close. The story goes on to tell many of his accomplishments, including becoming the director of the Hayden Planetarium. The illustrations are colorful almost 3-D looking. Kids will enjoy reading and thinking ...more
Programming idea? - pair with a visit from: or storytime from space: and a craft or STEM activity at the end? - some ideas in Make This!: Building Thinking, and Tinkering Projects for the Amazing Maker in You ...more
This book has the distinct disadvantage of coming out hot on the heels of Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil Degrasse Tyson, which was pretty terrific. Nothing wrong with having two picture book biographies of luminary astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson -- get your mind blown twice in the same day if you read them together. ...more
Shay Cox
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I appreciated the writing. It wasn’t dumbed down, instead it had depth. Still, both my 6 & 8 year old were easily able to follow. They were engaged in the story and captivated with the illustrations.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
By the same author of the EXCELLENT On a Beam of Light, this comprehensive biography of Neil deGrasse Tyson is both interesting and inspiring. This book will have a significant impact on my rewriting of Bucky Book.
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Introduction to deGrasse's life for elementary level readers. Takes readers from his childhood through almost current time in his life and career.
Beautiful, highly detailed illustrations support the text.
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A picture book biography that would be fine for sharing in K-2 classes. Just a few sentences per page, bright illustrations, fascinating details about the man and space. Author's note, glossary, more books and websites about the man and space. ...more
Love this guy, love this book, love the sense of wonder and curiosity.
Apr 07, 2021 rated it did not like it
I'd like it more if the author wasn't a black ...more
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the way this story was told. I love the idea of big ideas infinite possiblities. I enjoyed the cut paper pictures
Mary Norell Hedenstrom
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
An autobiography
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
A cute and colorful biography. There are other, more informative children's book about Neil deGrasse Tyson, however. ...more
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pb
Neil’s unbounded curiosity takes him on a journey of discovery and wonder, full of the joys of exploring science and space.
Jun 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
It’s a decent picture book biography, but I didn’t love it the way I loved the same author’s book on Albert Einstein. Not sure if it was the writing, my feelings about NGT himself, or a combo.
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