Minegoo Mniku

Written and illustrated by Sandra L Dodge

The story of creation told from a Mi'kmaq point of view. Along time ago, the Great Spirit created the sky and all of the stars. Still, it wasn’t enough. He then made Minegoo, a place so beautiful it could have been kept among the stars. But instead, He decided to place Minegoo in the most beautiful spot on Earth. He summoned Kluskap and asked him to find this spot. After searching the whole world, Kluskap found the Shining Waters, the spot in the Gulf of St. Lawrence that would be home to the Mi’kmaq people created in his own image.

Star in a Jar

Written by Sam Hay and illustrated by Sarah Massini

When a little boy finds a twinkling star that has fallen to Earth, he and his sister aren't sure what to do. So the boy decides to keep it, putting it in a jar and taking it with him everywhere. But that night, the boy looks up into the inky sky to see a celestial message spelled out: LOST One Small Star The siblings know they must try to return their new treasure to the sky, but it's not as easy as it sounds. The idea of parting is bittersweet, but the boy soon discovers that instead of losing a treasure, he might just be gaining a friend...

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I Know Exactly What You Are

Written by Julia M. Kregenow and illustrated by Carmen Saldaṅa

Teach children about the real science behind the stars using one of the most iconic and recognized childhood classics, 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' Twinkle, Twinkle, Little StarI know exactly what you are.Opaque ball of hot dense gas,million times our planet's mass,looking small because you're farI know exactly what you areWritten by an expert in astrophysics, this book is the perfect primer for learning exactly what those twinkling little stars are doing way up high in the sky. Each stanza explains what stars are made of and their relationship to the earth in an easy-to-understand way.

Destination: Space

Written by Dr Christoph Englert and illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole

Hop on board the space shuttle and get ready for the ride of your life as you explore deep space with your five fellow space cadets. This journey of discovery takes you through our local solar system and beyond, to galaxies far and wide. With every encounter, learn more about the science behind the stars, planets, meteors and comets in our sky, and the history of our universe.

Star Stuff

Written and illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson

"A biography of Carl Sagan focusing on his childhood and culminating in the Voyager mission and the Golden Record"--Provided by publisher.

Lulu & Pip

Written by and illustrated by Nina Gruener, Jess Brown, Stephanie Rausser

Lulu takes her doll Pip on a camping trip, where they make friends with an old donkey, build a tent, eat dessert over a campfire, and fall asleep underneath the stars.

Starry Skies

Written by Samantha Chagollan and illustrated by Nila Aye

Every night, the sky is filled with stars that tell a thousand tales. Brave warriors, regal queens, fierce beasts -- they all parade across the starry skies each night. In Starry Skies you’ll discover some of the most famous constellations and learn how to find them in the night sky. With brilliant illustrations by Nila Aye, you will see the shapes of each constellation, and imagine what they might look like when you look up into the dark sky above. This introduction to astronomy is all you need to start learning about stars, so get ready, star hunters, and look to the skies!

Rufus Blasts Off

Written by Kim T Griswell and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev

Rufus the Pig has already sailed the seven seas on a pirate ship. Now he dreams of the Moon, the stars, and Mars! So he bids his mateys goodbye and reports for duty at the space center. But Commander Luna tells him: "No pigs in space!" Then Luna needs someone to read a book live from the Red Planet--or the mission's scrubbed. Will Rufus finally blast off?

Light Up the Stars!

Written and illustrated by Gabriele Clima

Paint the sky with rainbows and make the stars shine with this novelty board book! Kids just pull the tabs to make colorful flowers bloom, help a ship sail the ocean, and light up an entire city. At the end, you can shut a boy's eyes to put him to sleep at night . . . and wake him in the morning. It's magical!

The Stuff of Stars

Written by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was . . . nothing. But then . . . BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. In a poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the singularities that became each one of us, while vivid illustrations by Ekua Holmes capture the void before the Big Bang and the ensuing life that burst across galaxies. A seamless blend of science and art, this picture book reveals the composition of our world and beyond—and how we are all the stuff of stars.

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