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Share a Story: Star Storytime

In case you missed our Star storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own twinkly storytime at home.

From Storytime

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray

Explores the wonder of stars, whether they are in the night sky, on a plant as a promise of fruit to come, or in one's pocket for those days when one does not feel shiny.



          No little stars, next to the sun. One shoots by, and then there is one.

          One little star, with nothing to do. Another shoots by, and now there are two.

          Two little stars, winking at me. Another shoots by, and now there are three.

          Three little stars, blinking once more. Another shoots by, and now there are four.

          Four little stars, wait for another to arrive. Another shoots by, and now there are five.

A collection of poems related to the concepts of up and down.


FIVE BRIGHT AND SHINING STARS (Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs)

          Five bright and shining stars

          Up in the dark night sky

          Glowing as brightly as they can (clap, clap)

          One disappears from sight, as the sun brings its morning light

          Now there are four bright and shining stars. (Count down until the sun is up and the stars are gone)

Stars around town by Nathan Olson

Simple text, photographs, and illustrations help readers identify stars that can be found in a city.



Stars show up in a lot of songs. Here are a few that we used today for parachute play and playtime.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Henry's stars by David Elliot

Henry the pig is excited to spot the Great Pig in the sky one starry night, but when he shows the other farm animals, he gets frustrated because they each see something different.

Max's starry night by Ken Wilson-Max

Max comes up with a clever way to help his elephant friend Big Blue, who is afraid of the dark.

La luna by Kiki Thorpe

A young boy sets to sea with his father and grandfather one night to go to work with them for the very first time and soon discovers the very important work that they do.

Stars! stars! stars! by Bob Barner

Simple rhyming text describes stars and the planets of our solar system.

Round by Joyce Sidman

Readers can search their worlds for round objects in nature. Illustrated with warm, intimate art, this fresh celebration shows why we love this shape. Includes a lovely spread with the stars in the sky, which aren't actually shaped like stars at all!

An all-ages album celebrating the music and inexhaustible creativity of David Bowie. Each of the diverse group of participating artists recorded a new interpretation of a favorite Bowie song, with the aim of sharing his legacy and message of inclusion with a new generation of listeners.