Monday, August 4, 2014

Storytime for August 5th: Stargazing

This week's storytime is all about stars and the night sky!

Here are the books we'll be reading this week, along with some videos, links, and activities to accompany them!

Meet Marla Frazee

Meet Kevin Henkes

Watch this stop-motion animated version of the story:

You can also download this week's Takeaway page by clicking here.

And be sure to check out the related online astronomy and stargazing activities:

KidsAstronomy—Learn about the constellations and phases of the moon and download a map of the night sky!
NationalGeographic KidsFind amazing pictures of the stars and learn some star gazing tips
Mr.NussbaumLearn all about the different types of stars, plus much more!

Enchanted LearningActivities and printables about astronomy

And, finally, if you liked today's stories, here are some more great books about stars and the sky!

  • The Magic School Bus Sees Stars by Nancy White
  • Zoo In the Sky by Jacqueline Mitton
  • Mr. Putter & Tabby See the Stars by Cynthia Rylant
  • Star Gazer by Ben Morgan
  • Arthur and the Comet Crisis by Stephen Krensky
  • Fancy Nancy Sees Stars by Jane O'Connor

Have a great week, and thanks for coming to storytime!

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