Arny, Thomas T.
Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy
. McGraw-Hill, New York (2003). Great resource for the layperson in astronomy; easy to understand concepts.
Couper, Heather and Herbert, Nigel.
The Guide to the Galaxy.
Cambridge University Press (1994). A handy pictorial resource highlighting galaxies and star groupings therein.
Freedman, Roger A. and Kaufmann III, William J.
Universe (Sixth Edition)
W. H. Freeman and Company (2004). A phenomenal must-have resource that includes all aspects of astronomy.
Our Universe, A Guide to What's Out There,
LaRousse Kingfisher Chambers, Inc., New York (1995). Handy reference book highlighting the solar system and other areas of astronomy.
Sun Mother Wakes The World
. Harper Collins, New York (2004). An Australian creation story.
Children's Book Resources
The Planets in Our Solar System
. Harper Collins, New York (1998). _______________.
The Sky Is Full of Stars
, Harper Collins, New York (1981) Good informational resources for primary grade level students. Complement with updated info on our solar system and stars available at www.nineplanets.org.
Bantam Books, New York (1993). A planetarium-in- book-form highlighting aspects of the solar system. Targeted at primary grade level students.
Native American Stories - From Keepers of the Earth
Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO (1991). A fantastic collection of myths, legends, and folklore handed down in the Native American tradition throughout North America. Stories from over 20 Native American cultural groups are represented.
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky: An African Folktale
Scholastic, New York (1996). A beautifully illustrated and engaging Nigerian folktale.
The Children's Space Atlas: A Voyage of Discovery for Young Astronauts
, Millbrook Press, Brookfield, CT (1993). Divided into five sections, this handy student resource highlights everything from our solar system and space travel.
Discovering the Planets,
Troll Associates, New York (1991). Targeted at young readers, a good source of general background information concerning planets in our solar system.
The Universe for the Beginner
, University of Cambridge Press, New York (1992). A user-friendly student resource highlighting astronomers' view and understanding of stars, star systems, and our overall universe. Questions and answer section included.
Reigot, Betty Polisar.
Astronomy Today: Planets Stars and Space Exploration - A Book About Planets and Stars
, Scholastic Inc., New York (1988)
Rand McNally Discovery Atlas of Planets and Stars,
Rand McNally for Kids, USA, (1993)
Harper Collins, New York (1992)
The Solar System
. Harper Collins, New York (1992)
. Harper Collins, New York (1986)
These titles serve as good resources for elementary grade level students, however, complement with updated planet/star provided at www.nineplanets.org.
. The Starry Messenger.
Scholastic, New York (1997). A Caldecott-Honor book, it highlights the life of mathematician/scientist/astronomer Galileo Gallelei.
The Day We Walked on the Moon: A Photohistory of Space Exploration
Scholastic, Inc., New York (1990). Targeted at elementary grade levels three through five, this is conventional history of space exploration past and present. Includes highlights of space shuttle flights, biographic sketches of astronauts, engaging photos, and paintings.
Van Cleave, Janice Pratt.
Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work,
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., US (1991). Space and astronomy related questions are answered using hands-on experiments. Good science experiments; complement with updated information available at www.nineplanets.org.