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Books

The Sun is Always Shining Somewhere
Allan Fowler, 1992, Children's Book Press, ISBN 0516449060
Written for ages 48, this book explores our Sun as a star and offers an explanation of day and night that young children can easily grasp.

Day and Night (Let's Explore Series)
Henry Pluckrose, 2001, published by Gareth Stevens, ISBN 0836829581
The reasons for day and night are presented in easy-to-read text with large print and photographs for ages 4–8. Fundamental concepts of day and night and their effects on people are explained.

What Makes Day and Night?
Franklyn Branley, 1999, published by Bt Bound Publishers, ISBN 0808523775
Branley presents an illustrated explanation of Earth's rotation in a straightforward manner for ages 78. The text includes an experiment to demonstrate the concept of day and night.

Beyond the Blue Horizon: Myths and Legends of the Sun, Moon, Stars and Planets
E. C.Krupp, 1992, Oxford University Press, ASIN 0195078004
In this book for adults, Krupp explores the story of day and night in civilizations from ancient to modern around the world.

Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children
Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac, 1994, Fulcrum Publishing Co., ISBN 1555911773
Native American sky stories, including day and night, and seasons are accompanied by activities and tips on how best to present them.

Tales of the Shimmering Sky: Ten Global Folktales with Activities from the Tales Alive! series
Susan Milord, Williamson Publishing, 1996, ISBN 1885593015
Milord's book offers ten beautifully illustrated folktale topics, including a section on day and night cycles. Activities and craft suggestions are included for ages 8–12.

Last updated
January 4, 2007