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21st Century Kids: Look Among the Stars

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library,
Spitzer Image of Star Factory W51 - The star-forming nebula W51 is one of the largest "star factories" in the Milky Way galaxy.
"The immense distances to the stars and the galaxies mean that we see everything in space in the past—some as they were before the Earth came to be. Telescopes are time machines."—Carl Sagan. Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Stars have always fascinated mankind. They are included in songs, children’s rhymes, poems, and stories. Stars have always mystified us, but their story has been unfolding throughout the ages. Here are some fun books to explore and learn more about mysterious stars and our universe.

"It’s all a great mystery...Look up at the sky and you’ll see how everything changes."—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry from the book The Little Prince.

Look Among the Stars

The Little Prince
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer
Gehl, Laura

Lives of Stars
Stiefel, Chana

Astronomy Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Activities
Nichols, Michelle

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
Sisson, Stéphanie Roth

A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky
Hamilton, Meredith

Voyage of the Dogs
Van Eekhout, Greg

I, Galileo
Christensen, Bonnie.

See You in the Cosmos
Cheng, Jack

We Dream of Space
Kelly, Erin Entrada