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.
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
Find the Constellations by H.A. Rey
Wild sky: a night sky novel by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann
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