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10 books about the sun
Pick up one of these featured titles on the sun in May 2021.
Sky Gazing: A Guide to the Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars, Eclipses, and Constellations by Meg Thacher
This book was published last year by Storey Publishing, LLC and takes approximately 4.4 hours to read.
The sun, moon, stars, and planets have been a source of wonder and fascination for as long as humans have inhabited the earth. In Sky Gazing, a highly visual guide to observing the sky with the naked eye, kids aged 9–14 will delve into the science behind what they see, whether they live in a dark rural setting or under the bright lights of the city. Exploring astronomical objects and events, this captivating book takes young readers on a tour of our solar system and deep space beyond, with explanations of how objects like Earth’s moon were formed and the “why” behind phenomena such as eclipses, northern lights, and meteor showers. Curious sky gazers will discover how to find and observe planets — no binoculars or telescopes required! — and star charts will guide them in spotting constellations throughout the seasons and in both hemispheres while they learn about constellation myths from cultures around the world. Activities include tracking the cycles of the sun and moon and observing the sky during daylight hours or on a cloudy night, while astronomer profiles and sidebars on space technology and current issues such as light pollution help ground kids’ discoveries in the ancient and enduring science of studying the sky.
The Sun Is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch
Category: Beginner Readers
This book was published 13 years ago by HMH Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
A girl describes why she loves the Sun and the many ways in which it helps the earth and the life upon it.
The Sun: Our Nearest Star (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out) by Dr. Franklyn M. Branley
This book was published 19 years ago by HarperCollins and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
The sun brings heat, warmth, and energy to the Earth. What is the sun made of? How big is it? How far away? Read and find out!
I Am the Sun: A Book About the Sun for Kids by Rebecca McDonald
This book was published 2 years ago by House of Lore and takes approximately 1.5 hours to read.
The Sun warms our days and brings light to the dark. Let's find out about the Sun, and why it's so important to life on Earth.There are many stars in the night sky, but only one that we've found so far that supports a planet filled with life, that's our star, the Sun! I Am the Sun introduces kids to the basic concepts of Space and Earth science while also teaching how important the Sun is to our very existence here on Earth. From the air we breathe to the everchanging weather, the Sun is a source of life for all of us.Young children will learn about basic concepts of astronomy, how the sun got its start in space, and how it's the glue that holds the solar system together. I Am the Sun is a great beginning science book for kids. Images are big and bright for kids ages 3-8. The concepts are basic and geared for preschool through second grade learners.
Moon! Earth's Best Friend (Our Universe, 3) by Stacy McAnulty
This book was published 2 years ago by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon! Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon—told from the perspective of the moon itself. Meet Moon! She's more than just a rock—she’s Earth’s rock, her best friend she can always count on. Moon never turns her back on her friend (literally: she's always facing Earth with the same side!). These two will stick together forever. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Moon in this next celestial "autobiography" in the Our Universe series. Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by Stevie Lewis, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years and Sun! One in a Billion.
Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs by Susan Schaefer Bernardo
Category: Marriage & Divorce
This book was published 4 years ago by Inner Flower Child Books and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
In this engaging picture book, children learn that love lasts forever, even when loved ones can't be physically present. Captivating illustrations and lyrical language pack a simple but powerful message: love can be given and received through nature. The book is intended for all children but is especially healing for children coping with separation anxiety, grief, loss or divorce.
The Wonderful Weather Collector's Set: Rain; Snow; Wind; Clouds; Rainbow; Sun (Weather Ready-to-Reads) by Marion Dane Bauer
Category: Beginner Readers
This book was published 5 years ago by Simon Spotlight and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
It’s impossible to feel under the weather as Newbery Honor recipient and New York Times bestselling author Marion Dane Bauer explains the wonders of weather for emerging readers in this carry-along boxed set! What is the best thing to do on a rainy day? Sit inside and read a book! What about a snowy day? Sit inside and read a book! And on a sunny day? Lay outside with a favorite book! No matter if there is rain, sun, snow, wind, clouds, or a rainbow outside, this boxed set—which includes Rain, Snow, Wind, Clouds, Rainbow, and Sun—teaches beginning readers all about the wonders of weather.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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