Best Children's Books About the Sun
The sun may be 93 million miles away, but it is the visual alarm clock for little ones waking up in the morning and settling in for bed at night. The solid looking ball in the sky is really a photosphere of insanely hot plasma. Ironically, the sun is entirely too hot for anything to live on it, and yet every living being on planet Earth relies on the sun to survive. The sun is at once fierce and beautiful as is moves across the sky, rising in the east and setting in the west. Reaching children's stories about the sun is a great way to share all the intriguing, scientific facts woven throughout books that are easy to understand for the youngest little ones. Additionally, be sure to read children's stories about thunderstorms to help young readers understand the connection between the heat generated by the sun and the lightning and thunder associated with big storms.
A unique concept book that presents opposing stories based on night and day. When the sun rises, the sky is a breathtaking blue color and the world below comes to life. The animals awake from slumber and fill the barnyard with loud chatter. People flood into the streets to begin their daily activities. Flowers blossom in fields flooded by sunlight. Flip the book over to view what the world is like once the sun sets and darkness settles upon everyone. Little ones are sound asleep while a quiet calm surrounds them. A lovely, repetitive book that conveys the significance of the sun in the daily rhythm of all life.
A comical story starring the sun, who deserves to be front and center of this cartoon-style picture book. Set against a black backdrop, the stand-out character shares tons of snippets. There are lots of easily understood concepts and explanations for the sun's role in providing light and heat to all those on Earth. There are also plenty of more challenging tidbits with sophisticated, scientific terminology explaining more about all the various planets and the singular star in the entire solar system- the sun!
The sun speaks loud and clear in this funny book packed with valuable STEM information. In a lighthearted, humorous tone, the golden sphere introduces some pretty complex concepts that will appeal to readers interested in the earth sciences. A wide breadth of topics are covered, including the sun's history, myths, and scientific discoveries. Written in lyrical language, kids will hardly notice they are receiving quite an education about the sun's past, present, and future, as well as other valuable facts.
An energetic little girl who is full of ideas decides that life is too exciting to sleep. Since the setting of the sun is associated with bedtime, Stella formulates a plan to keep the sun awake forever. With the help of her friend, Roger, the kids try several tactics to no avail. From trying to pass a cup of coffee to the shining sphere to flashing a light in the sky to keep the sun awake, their ideas are ineffective at keeping the dark at bay. After tirelessly working toward they goal of avoiding sleep, the friends start to wonder if maybe taking a rest is not a bad thing after all.
A poetic, meditative tribute to all the different ways people throughout history have worshipped the sunrise. Ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, cavemen, and other cultures throughout various lands all sing, chant, pray, and hold rituals around the sun rising every single day. A Caldecott medal book with evocative pictures that capture the spirituality of sun worship.
A short, sweet, and sunny book about all the ways this gigantic star in the sky takes care of the living things below. An easy-to-follow introduction perfect for toddlers. Bright, cheerful pictures will make little ones smile as they learn about why people, plants, and animals rely on the sun for survival.
A gorgeously rendered picture book about Moon's desire to trade places with Sun. the wise Sun, although amenable to the switch, suggests that Moon evaluate his life one last time before deciding. Readers are then whisked away on an enchanting journey where the foxes hunt freely and children sleep deeply. The beauty of the night is brought to life, and Moon reconsiders whether he wants to leave it all behind.
People are united by the one sun that shines above everyone and everything. No matter where or when people live their lives on this earth, they all enjoy the gift of light and heat provided by the same brilliant sphere in the sky. Told in rhyme, this story celebrates the sun's role in building community, embracing diversity, and caring for the environment.
A basic introductory book about the sun on the right level for preschoolers. Interesting, retro-style illustrations and short sentences keep even the youngest audiences interested and engaged.
Just right for toddlers and preschoolers, this little book covers some basic concepts around playing outdoors in the sunshine. Pictures of little cherubs putting on sunscreen and wearing hats to protect their faces will seem familiar. Kids run around outside and take a dip in the pool with the sun shining high in the sky.
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Earth's Most Important Star
There are lots of reasons to read stories about the closest star to our planet. In fact, it is a second generation star which means that it was partially formed by other, older stars. Through reading kids' books about the sun, young minds will learn that sun rays take eight minutes to reach Earth, and that it emits more energy in a single second than humans have produced in over 10,000 years. Readers will be fascinated by the fact that the sun's gravitational pull is responsible for anchoring Earth with the other planets in the solar system. The sun's energy drives the Earth's entire climate system, however, slight variations in the heat it emits is not a contributing factor in global warming. Kids interested in learning the reasons why temperature are rising will like reading picture books about climate change.
Glowing Facts About the Sun for Kids
The sun is the most remarkable star in the solar system. Kids will be fascinated by learning more facts about what makes this star so important and other mind-blowing information about how it relates to other bodies in the solar system. Some of this information may have already been covered in science class, but there is so much more to learn about the sun that rises every morning and sets every evening like clockwork. Kids may even be inspired to become astronomers or go on missions to outer space, like in the stories about astronauts.
- The sun is EXTREMELY hot. This is an obvious fact, but not everyone knows temperature of this blazing star. The surface is about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, or 5,500 degrees Celsius. At the core, temperatures reach 27 million degrees Fahrenheit or 15 million degrees Celsius.
- The sun will remain in its current state for another five billion years. After that point, its nuclear fuel will be depleted and the sun will become a red giant. During the next phase, the outer layers will be shed and the inner core will become a white dwarf. Then it will dim and cool until it transitions into a black dwarf.
- The sun is gigantic. To be more specific, the diameter of the sun is 865,370 miles. It is 109 times wider than Earth. Putting this size in perspective, more than one million planets the size of Earth could fit inside the sun. Another interesting tidbit is that the sun weighs about 333,000 times as much as Earth.
- The sun is very old. According to scientific experts, the sun is approximately 4.57 billion years old. To come up with this estimated age, several different approaches were put to the test. One path was to establish a mapping process based on the mass and brightness of stars. Astronomers use this data to develop an approximate age of each one. Another commonly accepted methodology is the examination of radioactive decay of other, unstable elements in the solar system. Data from this material can be used to determine how long these elements have been in the solar system, and can then be applied to the age analysis of the sun.
More Children's Stories About Nature and Our Planet
The sun plays a vital role in providing the necessary heat and light for plants and crops to grow. Through a process called photosynthesis, plants utilize the sun's energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates. These carbohydrates, or sugar, are required for plants to grow. But the sun is not the only natural resource required to support our natural food source. There are a variety of insects that play a crucial role in pollinating the plants and vegetation humans and animals consume. Here are some of the best books about the most valuable bugs.