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See the Stars (Kids)

Check out these books on stellar constellations and the magical myths that tell their stories.

Night sky by Howard Schneider

Provides a guide for beginning stargazers, including sky maps and constellation charts, identification tips, and space facts and jokes.

Starwatch : a month-by-month guide to the night sky by Robin Kerrod

Presents a month-by-month guide to observing stars, comets, and other celestial objects, including January's Orion lights and December's star clusters

Stargazers by Gail Gibbons

Tells what stars are, why they twinkle, how constellations were named, how telescopes are used to study stars, and more

Astronomy lab for kids : 52 family-friendly activities by Michelle Nichols

Introduces readers to the basics of space in lessons that can be done with everyday items from around your house.

Astronomy : Out of This World! by Dan Green

Introduces astronomy and the things it studies through profiles in which the Solar System, the planets, stars, and the Milky Way galaxy introduce themselves

Looking up! : the science of stargazing by Joe Rao

Provides trivia on the planets, the Sun, and other celestial bodies, including the temperature on the surface of the Sun, why Pluto is considered a dwarf planet, and when and where one can see the next total solar eclipse.

Star finder! : a step-by-step guide to the night sky

Presents a guide to stargazing and constellations, including the Milky Way and the constellations of the Zodiac.

Night sky by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

"Information about the stars in the sky for very young children"--

Once upon a starry night : a book of constellations by Jacqueline Mitton

Presents facts about stars, nebulas, galaxies, and constellations and recounts the Greek myths that provided widely-known names for ten constellations, from Andromeda to Pegasus

Zoo in the sky : a book of animal constellations by Jacqueline Mitton

Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations

Pegasus by Marianna Mayer

Retells how Bellerophon, son of the king of Corinth, secures the help of the winged horse Pegasus in order to fight the monstrous Chimera

A first book of myths : myths and legends for the very young from around the world by Mary Hoffman

Simplified retellings of Greek and Roman myths, including those about Icarus, the boy whose father made him wings, and King Midas, who had the golden touch

Mythologica : An Encyclopedia of Gods, Monsters, and Mortals from Ancient Greece by Stephen Kershaw

Profiles fifty Greek gods, goddess, heroes, and monsters, including Athena, Odysseus, Persephone, the Amazons, Medusa, and the Minotaur.

Everything mythology by B Hoena

Introduces young readers to gods of ancient worlds, including Greek, Norse, Chinese, America Indian, and African cultures.

Greek myths : stories of sun, stone, and sea by Sally Pomme Clayton

A classic collection of ten Greek myths with special emphasis on adventure and heroic quests includes Creation of the Gods, Pandora's Box, Atalanta, Perseus, Pegasus and Bellerophon, and King Midas and the Gift of Gold

The fire breather by Lucy Coats

Retells the ancient Greek myths of Heracles, the Furies, Geryon, and Hera in the voice of a wandering ancient storyteller

The dolphin's message by Lucy Coats

Retells the ancient Greek myths of Orion, Tantalus, Poseidon and Amphitrite, Athene, Theseus and Procrustes, Sisyphus, Phaëthon, and Semele in the voice of a wandering ancient storyteller

The McElderry book of Greek myths by Eric A Kimmel

The story of Pandora and her box, snake-haired Medusa, and the greedy King Midas are three of the twelve myths presented in a colorfully illustrated collection of Greek myths

Mythology : the gods, heroes, and monsters of ancient Greece by Hestia Evans

A heavily illustrated notebook filled with newspaper clippings, letters, and text, compiled by "Lady Hestia Evans" in "1825."

Lost stars by Steve Foxe

The Super Wings travel with a young Italian girl to the stars to find a lost constellation.

The boy whose head was filled with stars : a life of Edwin Hubble by Isabelle Marinov

"How many stars are in the sky? How did the universe begin? Where did it come from? This is the story of Edwin Hubble, a boy fascinated by the stars who surmounted many hurdles to follow his dreams of becoming an astronomer. Using the insights of great mathematicians and endlessly observing the sky, he succeeded in confirming two things that altered human life forever: that there are more galaxies than our own, and that the universe is always expanding. Hubble's message to us is to find peace in the vastness of the mystery surrounding us, and to be curious. "We do now know why we are born into the world," he said, "but we can try to find out what sort of world it is.""--

Nick and Nack see the stars by Brandon Budzi

Nick and his robot friend Nack make a telescope to see the night sky, in a book that includes hidden picture puzzles that double as story illustrations.

Stars and constellations by Raman Prinja

Discusses constellations and how they are used, and provides information on stars, including what they are made of, how far away they are, and what happens to them when they burn out

Fancy Nancy sees stars by Jane O'Connor

When a rainstorm prevents Nancy and her best friend, Robert, from getting to the planetarium the night of a class field trip, she has a brilliant idea for making things better

Mr. Putter & Tabby see the stars by Cynthia Rylant

When Mr. Putter cannot sleep after eating too many of Mrs. Teaberry's pineapple jelly rolls, he and Tabby take a moonlit stroll that ends with the perfect neighborly gathering

Constellations : the stars and stories by Chris Sasaki

Sadiq and the Desert Star by Siman Nuurali

Sadiq's father is going on a business trip, but before he goes he tells Sadiq a story of the Desert Star, which fits in perfectly with Sadiq's third grade class field trip to the planetarium, and inspires Sadiq to build a simple telescope to study the stars when his father returns.

Twinkle twinkle little star : I know exactly what you are by Julia Kregenow

Two siblings going to bed describe what stars really are--giant balls of hot, dense gas millions of miles from the Earth--in a book that examines constellations, atmospheric turbulence, and black holes

Crinkle, crinkle, little star : a read-and-touch bedtime book by Justin Krasner

In this twist on the classic poem, the reader expresses wonder at the constellations and stars that populate the night sky.

Fancy Nancy : stellar stargazer! by Jane O'Connor

Fancy Nancy and her father love stargazing, and during her first campout under the stars she describes the heavens to him and her sister, JoJo, using her fancy words
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