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Share a Story: Solar System Storytime

Last Thursday, our storytime was out of this world. We enjoyed stories all about the solar system and stars. We look forward to seeing you when storytime returns in April, but until then, be sure to enjoy these stories and songs.

Books Read in Storytime

"A look at the numbers that surround us, big and small, on earth and in outer space."--.

Sleepy solar system by John Hutton

The Sun and the planets of the solar system settle into their bedtime routines before saying good night, in a book with a solar system map with planetary facts at the end.

Songs We Enjoyed

Pop Goes the Weasel by Caspar Babypants

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

ABC Song


Four Little Stars:

Four little stars

winking at me.

One shot off,

then there were three!

Three little stars

With nothing to do.

One shot off,

Then there were two!

Two little stars

Afraid of the sun.

One shot off,

Then there was one!

One little star

Alone is no fun.

It shot off,

then there was none!


More Books to Enjoy

Oh no, Astro! by Matt Roeser

Astro, an asteroid that wants nothing more than for his personal outer space to be respected, is hit by a passing satellite and sent on what turns out to be a great adventure from the asteroid belt to Earth. Includes "space facts.".

Pluto visits Earth! by Steve Metzger

Angry at being downgraded to a dwarf planet by Earth scientists, Pluto travels through the solar system, asking other planets along the way for support, in hopes of regaining his planetary status.

Bethany Ehlmann, a member of the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity mission shares in-depth information about the solar system as she and her robo-dog Rover travel through the cosmos.

Where is our solar system? by Stephanie Sabol

"Readers will want to grab a telescope and explore the night skies after finishing this overview of our solar system. Our solar system consists of eight planets, as well as numerous moons, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. For thousands of years, humans believed that Earth was at the center of the Universe, but all of that changed in the 17th century. Astronomers like Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, and Isaac Newton proposed the unthinkable theory that Earth and the other planets actually revolved around the Sun. This engaging book chronicles the beginning of the modern age of astronomy, then follows later discoveries, including NASA's current missions in space."--.

Presents information on the objects in the solar system and beyond, from the eight planets and their moons to other stars and star systems observable in the night skies.

Professor Astro Cat introduces the planets and star that make up the solar system.