What's Inside the Sun?
Jane Kelly Kosek, 2003, Rosen Publishing Group, ISBN 0823952797
Kosek describes the positions and characteristics of each layer of our Sun for children ages 4–8.
Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky
Niki Daly, 1995, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, ISBN 0688133312
Daly's retelling of the Nigerian Sun myth complements the Native American version of the Sun's birth for ages 4–8.
The Sun (Eye on the Universe)
Niki Walker, 2000, Crabtree Publishing, ISBN 0865056927
Young children ages 4–8 can explore the relationship between our Sun and Earth in this book.
The Sun, Our Nearest Star
Franklyn M. Branley, 1989, Crowell Publishing, ASIN 0690046804
Facts about our Sun are presented with eye-catching artwork, and an experiment on the Sun's effects on plant growth is included for children ages 4–8.
Sun (Jump Into Science)
Steve M. Tomecek, 2001, National Geographic, ISBN 0792282000
Children ages 4–8 join a funky purple cat in a learning adventure about the Sun. Facts and practical information about our Sun are presented in a delightfully unique way.
The Sun, from Wonder Books Level 1 Series
Alice K. Flanagan, 2003, Child's World, Inc., ISBN 1567664547
Sun astronomy is explored in this book with large type, full-page color photos, and a word list for young readers ages 4–6.
Our Very Own Star: The Sun
NASA's Central Operation of Resources (NASA CORE) offers this set of booklets to help children ages 5–9 investigate solar flares, sunspots, and why scientists study our Sun. Available on line with graphics, text, and animation in both English and Spanish. Go to NASA's CORE site and type in "Our Very Own Star: The Sun.”
Gregory Vogt, 1996, Millbrook Press, ISBN 1562946005
In this book for ages 6–11, Vogt provides a considerable volume of information and illustrations about our Sun.
The Sun: The Center of the Solar System (Countdown to Space)
Michael D. Cole, 2001, Enslow Publishers, Inc., ISBN 0766015084
Cole describes the physical properties of our Sun, solar phenomena, and the Sun's relation to other bodies in space, and covers the current emphasis on the Sun-Earth connection for ages 9–12.
Science Project Ideas About the Sun
Robert Gardner, 1997, Enslow Publishers, Inc., ISBN 0894908456
Gardner offers a mix of uncomplicated experiments, facts, and activities using everyday materials that help children ages 9–12 investigate the power of our Sun. They can even make a solar car!
Legends of the Sun and Moon
Eric and Tessa Hadley, 1983, Cambridge University Press, ASIN 052125227X
Illustrations accompany this collection of multinational legends explaining the existence of our Sun and Moon for ages 9–12, but the stories will appeal to all age groups.
Secrets of the Sun: A Closer Look at Our Star (Space Explorer)
Patricia Barnes-Svarney, 2000, Raintree/Steck-Vaughn, ISBN 0739822241
Children are included as part of a science team exploring the birthplace of stars. Ages 9–12 learn how solar scientists use state-of-the-art instruments and investigate the solar wind, sunspots, and other solar phenomena .
Ron Miller, 2002, 21st Century Books, ISBN 0761323554
Miller offers children ages 9–14 a comprehensive account of our Sun's origin and life cycle. Well illustrated with NASA photos and paintings, the book also includes instructions for building a safe pinhole solar projector..
Storytelling Star: Tales of the Sun, Moon and Stars
James Riordan, 1999, Pavilion Books Limited, ISBN 1862052026
Children and adults alike will enjoy illustrated stories from different cultures around the world.
A Look at the Sun (Out of this World Series)
Ray Spangenburg and Kit Moser,, 2001, Franklin Watts, Inc., ISBN 0531117642
An in-depth look at our Sun, including a unique graphic timeline, several informative sidebars, tables, and charts are presented in this compendium of solar information for young astronomers ages 12–16.
Living with a Star: From Space Weather to Sun Screen with CD (Audio)
David Glaser, Kevin Beals, and Stephen Pompea, 2003, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, ISBN 0924886730
This GEMS unit (Great Explorations in Math and Science) with accompanying CD for ages 12–15 begins with mysterious electronic catastrophes with our Sun as the culprit. Utilizing information from NASA's Sun-Earth Connection, children perform mock scientific missions to solve the mysteries.
Storms from the Sun: The Emerging Science of Space Weather
Michael Carlowicz and Ramon Lopez, 2002, Joseph Henry Press, ISBN 0309076420
Older children and adults explore the physics and impact of solar weather on our electronically networked civilization through a series of hypothetical scenarios.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Sun
Kenneth R. Lang, 2001, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521780934
Lang offers a comprehensive tool for young as well as older adult solar science enthusiasts. Abundant photos, a glossary of terms, charts, and drawings supplement the text.
Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun
Jay M. Pasachoff and Leon Golub, 2001, Harvard University Press, ISBN 067400467
Golub and Pasachoff provide an overview of the Sun-Earth connection, including an explanation of solar physics and its effects on society. Information about solar missions and projects contributes to this work targeted to general adult audiences.
Journey from the Center of the Sun (Princeton Science Library)
Jack B. Zirker, 2002, Princeton University Press, ISBN 0691057818
Young adults and adults will embark on an intriguing expedition from the Sun's core to its photosphere to discover answers to burning questions about sunspots, solar cycles, coronal mass ejections, and a plethora of other solar topics. Zirker's book is action-packed, fact-filled, and cutting-edge.
January 22, 2007