Astronauts are a great example of a science hero. Make these simple astronaut helmets.
App: Alien Assignment. Fred Rogers Center.
Barton, Byron. I WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT. Brightly painted illustrations and a simple text describe what an astronaut does.
Brett, Jan. HEDGIE BLASTS OFF! A hedgehog pilots a spaceship to a distant planet.
Dahl, Michael. ON THE LAUNCH PAD: A COUNTING BOOK ABOUT ROCKETS. Counting down from twelve to one, the audience will look for the hidden numbers in each illustration.
Kelly, Mark E. MOUSETRONAUT. Astronaut author Kelly describes the mice on the Endeavor space shuttle.
Mayo, Margaret. ZOOM, ROCKET, ZOOM! A rhyming text describes astronauts in space.
McNulty, Faith. IF YOU DECIDE TO GO TO THE MOON. A boy imagines what it would be like to be an astronaut on the moon.
Price, Ben Joel. EARTH SPACE MOON BASE. In a clipped rhyming text, three astronauts use bananas to protect the Earth from aliens.
Rey, H.A. CURIOUS GEORGE AND THE ROCKET. George is the first monkey in space.
Sweeney, Joan. ME AND MY PLACE IN SPACE. A girl describes outer space, dressed as an astronaut.
Also see the previous Astronauts storytime ideas page from December 2007.