2019 Summer Reading Theme “A Universe of Stories” – Planets
“A Universe of Stories’ is the 2019 theme for the Collaborative Summer Library Program, which is used by many libraries: www.cslpreads.org/. Space, astronomy, and space travel are all fun topics for storytime. This month, we will offer a storytime centered around planets. For a craft project, make this model of the Solar System: https://thecraftingchicks.com/solar-system-craft/
Agee, Jon. Life on Mars. An astronaut looks for alien life on Mars.
Arnold, Tedd. Green Wilma, Frog in Space. Because she is green, Wilma is mistaken for an alien and taken to space.
Collingridge, Richard. Tiny Little Rocket. In this rhyming story, and astronaut flies a rocket into space and sees several planets.
Duffett-Smith, Jeff. Stella and Steve Travel Through Space! Stella and her dog Steve visit several planets in the Solar System.
Johnson, Crockett. Harold’s Trip to the Sky. Harold uses his magic purple crayon to take a trip to Mars.
Roeser, Matt. Oh No, Astro! An asteroid flies through the Solar System.
Sanders, Rob. Outer Space Bedtime Race. Beings from Earth’s neighboring planets race to see who can get to bed the quickest.
Wade, Stef. A Place for Pluto. Pluto has an identity crisis when he is demoted to a dwarf planet.
Yorinks, Arthur. Company’s Going. Shirley and Moe travel to the planet Nextoo to cater an alien wedding.