Best Kids Books About Sun

10 Kids Books About Sun

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Where the Sunrise Begins book
#1
Where the Sunrise Begins
Written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by K Wendy Popp
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Where does the sunrise begin? Douglas Wood asks this question in the style that has made him an internationally bestselling author. He answers it by focusing on the world of one child, then moving to another child’s world farther away, and then yet still farther, to the ends of the Earth, before bringing the text back to its starting point. Stunning artwork provides a beautiful sweeping look at a world that is simple yet complex, one in which the sun always rises to reveal a new day, a new life, and a new chance.

Voyage Through Space book
#2
Voyage Through Space
Written by Katy Flint and illustrated by Cornelia Li
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

See space as you've never seen it before! Join one little astronaut and her space dog as they voyage through our solar system. Journey from the Sun, to the planets, asteroids and Kuiper belt, before folding out a glow-in- the-dark poster at the back. Simply turn off the light to bring the incredible glow-in-the-dark ink to life.

Stretch to the Sun book
#3
Stretch to the Sun
Written by Carrie A. Pearson and illustrated by Susan Swan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

The tallest known tree on earth is located in Redwood National Park in northern California. More than twelve hundred years old, it is approximately 380 feet tall--and still climbing! The tree in this book sprouted, flourished, and survived ecological threats for over twelve hundred years before being discovered by tall-tree researchers. The coast redwood tree provides a unique ecosystem for the many plants and animals in its tree canopy and managed to survive extensive harvesting by loggers nearby. Discovered in 2006, the tree's location is kept secret to protect it.

Wonderful World of Space book
#4
Wonderful World of Space
Written by Andrew Fraknoi and illustrated by Alex Eiserloh
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-13

How big is the Galaxy? What is a black hole? Could there be life on other planets? The answers to these and other questions are revealed in the pages of Disney Learning's Wonderful World of Space. Packed with stunning photographs of planets, comets, nebulas, and more and accompanied by Disney and Pixar character illustrations, this volume helps children discover the many fascinations of the universe.

Sun! One in a Billion book
#5
Sun! One in a Billion
Written by Stacy McAnulty and illustrated by Stevie Lewis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet Sun: He's a star! And not just any star—he's one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Sun in this next celestial "autobiography." Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by Stevie Lewis, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years.

Tiny Little Rocket book
#6
Tiny Little Rocket
Written and illustrated by Richard Collingridge
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

An epic space journey perfect for any bedtime--earth or space--that puts the reader right in the cockpit and combines Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site with Interstellar Cinderella!

You Are Light book
#7
You Are Light
Written and illustrated by Aaron Becker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

With a wondrously simple die-cut book, the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of the Journey trilogy brings his talents further into the light. This is the light that brings the day. Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light and enjoy the transformation as the colors in those circles glow. In an elegant, sparely narrated ode to the phenomenon of light, Aaron Becker follows as light reflects off the earth to warm our faces, draws up the sea to make the rain, feeds all the things that grow, and helps to create all the brilliant wonders of the world, including ourselves.

Bush Tracks book
#8
Bush Tracks
Written by Ros Moriarty and illustrated by Balarinji Studio
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

What can you see? Follow the clues that landscape, seasons, weather, the stars, the moon and the sun give to navigate bush tracks and find the Australian animal. A lyrical, fun story about tracking animals in the bush featuring vibrant illustrations by Balarinji, Australia's leading Indigenous design studio.

I Need a Plan! book
#9
I Need a Plan!
Written and illustrated by Federica Muia
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

A little lizard is the only one who can't enjoy playing outside in the sunshine, because he is prone to sunburn. To tackle his dilemma, he comes up with a plan, selects materials, prepares, then performs a series of experiments--showing that with perseverance and determination, any problem can be solved.

The Sun book
#10
The Sun
Written and illustrated by Gemma McMullen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

This series explores the four key elements of our Solar System: the Sun, the Moon, the Planets, and the Stars. With each title including fascinating facts and photographic images, young readers will enjoy discovering what lies in the darkness beyond.

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