Light the Sky, Firefly

Fireflies (or lightning bugs) are some the world's most fascinating--and illuminating!--insects. And one many children can find right in their backyards! With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, and colorful illustrations, this scientific look at a firefly's life-cycle will captivate little entomologists. Informative sidebars are included that let children learn even more about these amazing insects.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey 595.76/44
Lexile 580L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level K
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111158), PDF (9781534197954), Hosted ebook (9781534197978)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 10 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Midwest Book Review - Light the Sky, Firefly!

“Light the Sky, Firefly!” by the team of author Sheri Bestor and artist Jonny Lambert will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school, and community library wildlife picture book collections…"

Kirkus Reviews - Light the Sky, Firefly!

“A glowing chronicle of the life cycle of a firefly, from tiny egg to luminescent adult. Like a gleaming field of fireflies, it’s tough to take your eyes off this mesmerizing book.”

School Library Journal - Light the Sky, Firefly!

“This is a beautifully illustrated and lovingly told story of the firefly. The overall story is in large print and is perfect for new readers on their own, or for reading aloud to younger children.”

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Author: Sheri M. Bestor

Sheri was born and raised in a quaint town in the Midwest. Just like when she was a little girl, she still spends much of her time enjoying nature and the endless discoveries found in the woods. Sheri also loves to write, read, teach yoga, create art, and spend time with family and friends. She is a literary agent with Willow Words Literary Agency. To learn more about Sheri, visit or

Illustrator: Jonny Lambert

Jonny Lambert grew up on a farm on Surrey in the United Kingdom. He has illustrated with over 300 titles, is a designer, a paper engineer, and most recently, served as Group Design Director at Templar Publishing. He lives in Wisborough Green, England.

Original artwork
Full-color illustrations