For each of my reading lists that I’ve designed for Big A, I usually try to cover 5 books a week. Sometimes we have more or less, depending on what books I can find at our library or online. Here are the 5 books my son and I have been reading during his sun theme preschool studies (which coincide with Yule for us):
Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott
This book has been in our family’s library for years. I absolutely love it and it is one that my children request to be read almost daily. This book is perfect for Yule. You can find a read along of this book on YouTube or purchase it on Amazon.
Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven
The kids and I all love this book! It rhymes and goes very well with the concept of the dying and rebirth of the sun on Yule. You can purchase this book on Amazon.
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English by Alma Flor Ada
While this book isn’t explicitly about the sun, it does talk about things that the sun helps to nourish, ranging from people to food. The beautifully written poems are in both English and Spanish, which can provide you with the opportunity to work on a little Spanish with your children. You can purchase this book on Amazon.
Day Light, Night Light: Where Light Comes From by Franklyn M. Branley
This is an easy reading science book that explains what light is and where it comes from. If you’re looking for an excellent preschool science book, this book is for you. You can find a read along of this book on YouTube or purchase it on Amazon.
There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat Learning Library) by Tish Rabe
Like all Dr. Seuss books, this one is great (even if it wasn’t written by Dr. Seuss himself). This book explains our solar system, and the sun’s role within the solar system, in such a clear and easy to understand way that is great for preschoolers. You can find a read along of this book on YouTube or purchase it on Amazon.
Do you have any sun themed books that your children and you enjoy?