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Stars! Stars! Stars!

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  141 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
In this lively book, award-winning author-artist Bob Barner takes readers on a ride through outer space to visit distant planets and dazzling stars. The simple rhyming text and colorful torn-paper collage illustrations make this book perfect for the very youngest readers, and the Meet the Planets and Meet the Galaxy sections, both bursting with facts, will engage older rea ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Chronicle Books
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Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
I’m more than a little bias towards space books geared towards kids. I’ve always loved the pure vastness and enormity of space, and if I had a kid I know I would try to pass that love on to them.

Stars! Stars! Stars! is a beautifully illustrated book that briefly visits each planet and a few stars that would be excellent for young readers especially if you are just beginning to introduce them to space. The back of the book even comes with a bit of info on each planet, as well as some key terms to
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Susie
Nov 06, 2014 Susie rated it liked it
Shelves: science-health
Learn about the planets
Jessica
Feb 07, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it
Great book that easily explains the different parts of the solar system to my 4 year old! He really likes it and I do too! However, we are young earth Creationists so we disagree on the millions of years but we just explain what we believe, skip over that part and he's fine with that and not a reason to ignore the book because it really is well written!! Another book we like that goes along with this from the American Museum of Natural History is ABC Universe that gives great definitions of the ...more
Vivian
Jul 23, 2010 Vivian rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
We’re looking for aliens. (There are none in this story, by the way, but ask if we’ve found some as you turn each page).
I used this as a “talk about” book rather than a “read-aloud” book, (although the rhyming text lends well to a cozy night-time book share). This is called “dialogic reading.” (For more info see: http://www.multcolib.org/birthtosix/e... )
• Stop at page 3&4 to sing (Song #1) “Bend and Stretch, Reach for the stars. Here comes Jupiter, there goes Mars.”
• Stop at page 5&6 a
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Ariel
Mar 03, 2014 Ariel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: february
I enjoyed this book the most but my opinion is a bit bias due to my interests. My Father is very big into Astronomy and hooked me when I was young. For my children, students or offspring, I would recommend this book. Because I find the stars fascinating and can't help but want to share that. I thought this book would be a good introduction to Astronomy. It is perfect for children. Which means it doesn't go too deep but leave room for the kids to ask questions and find the answers. Overall it was ...more
Christy
Apr 13, 2014 Christy rated it really liked it
Shelves: concept-books
In this lively book, award-winning author-artist Bob Barner takes readers on a ride through outer space to visit distant planets and dazzling stars. The simple rhyming text and colorful torn-paper collage illustrations make this book perfect for the very youngest readers, and the Meet the Planets and Meet the Galaxy sections, both bursting with facts, will engage older
Ciara Bean
Mar 01, 2015 Ciara Bean rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
I really liked the illustrations in this book. It also gives good basic facts about our solar system throughout the story and at the end more information. I think it would definitely be a good story to introduce children to the planets. And I still claim Pluto as a planet even though its lost its title. :(
Jackie
Aug 08, 2016 Jackie rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
The book itself tells a story about all the planets in our solar system in rhyme. The back of the book, however, has more difficult facts about the planets. The art work is phenomenal!
Maquoketa
Jan 12, 2015 Maquoketa rated it liked it
Shelves: colleens-books
Great art and a good information for young kids, but it still lists Pluto as a planet. He needs to go back and edit the book so it is current and then I would give it 5 stars!
Miss Sarah
Apr 25, 2016 Miss Sarah rated it it was ok
A simple yet informative book about all the planets and a few stars in the sky. A little too in depth for toddlers even though the text is simple.
Theresa Lively
Sep 24, 2015 Theresa Lively rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty cool read

It gives a lot of information about space that kids can understand. Really enjoyed reading it. I would read again.
Chelsea Kimmey
Sep 05, 2014 Chelsea Kimmey rated it liked it
A basic picture book that I would use for teaching planets
Aysheh M
Jan 29, 2015 Aysheh M rated it really liked it
The book was all about the universe. It is a universal language that we all learn and understand from.
Kelly
May 21, 2013 Kelly rated it liked it
Bob Barner's books are a staple in my classroom (and are a valued support to my science curriculum). The illustrations in Stars! Stars! Stars! are beautiful, the text is simple, and the children really engage with the book.
Tywanna Robb
This story is all about our solar system and the stars that surround us. It is a great science book to use just before beginning a science lesson on the stars and the solar system.
Sally
Aug 15, 2015 Sally rated it it was amazing
This audio is accompanied by background music. I visualized dance.
Alanna P
Dec 02, 2013 Alanna P rated it really liked it
Excellent reference in the back of the book and the illustrations are so colorful, the kids want to read it again and again!
Tamara
Dec 02, 2008 Tamara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008, picture-books
What a great way to introduce kids to the planets, stars and greater universe.
Morgan
May 03, 2012 Morgan rated it liked it
Would be great for a space unit.
Jared
Jul 15, 2012 Jared rated it really liked it
Kids love it.
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Bob Barner has been drawing since he was three years old. He graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design, then moved to Boston where he was an art director at several advertising agencies and design studios. He was hired to help comic strip creator Al Capp draw Li'l Abner and studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He lives with his wife, Cathie, in San Franc ...more
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