Story Time

Space
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Schoolage
Books
Moon by:Steve Tomecek
Sun by:Steve Tomecek

The Planet Hunter: The Story Behind What Happened to Pluto by:Elizabeth Rusch

Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations by:Jacqueline Mitton
Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun by:Marianne Berkes
The Planets in our Solar System by:Franklyn M Branley
Mickey Moonbeam by:Mike Brownlow
The Sun: Our Nearest Star by:Franklyn M Branley
The Moon Over Star by:Dianna Hutts Aston
I adore this book for the story and the message that it sends. It is written by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney...Need I say more?
Songs
Five Little Hotdogs
Five little hotdogs frying in the pan, the grease got hot and one went BAM!

Four little, three little, two little, one little, etc.

NO little hotdogs frying in the pan, the grease got hot and the pan went BAM!

http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschoolsongs.html
5 Little Aliens
5 little aliens went out to play over the moon to the milky way.
mama alien went hep hep hep
4 little aliens came floating back.
4-3 3-2 2-1 Father alien went HEP HEP HEP the 5 little aliens came floating back.

Created by Sonya Schmidt
http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/space/space.htm
Craft
Martian Cupcakes http://www.freekidscrafts.com/martian_cupcakes-e888.html

Additional Craft: Three-dimensional space shuttle picture
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/space_shuttle_picture-e328.html
Other
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
By Joanna Cole

I find that the "Magic School Bus" series are great books with a wealth of information. However, I like to read these in a small group or one on one.
Notes
These books could also work foe mature pre-school students.