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The Dog Days of Summer Are Here!

Friday, July 19, 2019

What are the Dog Days of summer? Traditionally running from July 3 to August 11, the Dog Days of Summer coincide with the dawn rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. Sirius is the brightest star in the sky (not counting the sun) -- just one star in a group of stars that form the constellation Canis Major, or “Greater Dog.” Here are some items you can borrow from the library for when it's too hot to be outside. 

For Children

Seeing Stars by Dandi Daley Mackall

Star finder!: A Step-by-step Guide to the Night Sky, edited by Sarah MacLeod

When the Stars Come Out by Nicola Edwards

For Teens

Find the Constellations by H.A. Rey

Wild sky: a night sky novel by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann

For Adults

Constellations: A Field Guide to the Night Sky by Giles Sparrow

Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day

DVDs for the Family

Hubble's Cosmic Journey

Peppa Pig. Stars