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Four eclipse books for children and adults



Total Solar Eclipse: A Stellar Friendship Story was one of four featured eclipse books on a webinar this week attended by more than 50 librarians nationwide. The event was hosted by the Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries (SEAL) program.


“I couldn't be happier to see our book showcased alongside other exceptional works exploring solar eclipses,” said Jayme Sandberg, author of Total Solar Eclipse: A Stellar Friendship Story. “Each of the titles selected have a unique narrative and perspective, offering librarians a diverse range of choices to enrich their collections and engage their patrons with two exciting solar eclipses on the horizon.”


Programming ideas and other educational resources were provided along with each title. The featured books and activities were:


Total Solar Eclipse: A Stellar Friendship Story Jayme Sandberg

Through a tale of celestial friendship between an anxious Sun and a confident Moon, Total Solar Eclipse: A Stellar Friendship Story explores the awe-inspiring phenomenon of a total solar eclipse and the unexpected ways we shine together.


When the Sun Goes Dark Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz

When the Sun Goes Dark gives children and adults hands-on techniques for learning the science behind eclipses of the Sun and Moon. The illustrated book offers a fun way to help young astronomers understand all the excitement during a solar eclipse.


American Eclipse David Baron

American Eclipse tells the story of pioneering scientists—planet hunter James Craig Watson, astronomer Maria Mitchell, and inventor Thomas Edison—who gathered in the West with an extraordinary cast of supporting characters on a day when the sun hid and far more was revealed.


Totality! An Eclipse Guide in Rhyme and Science Jeff Bennett

Totality! An Eclipse Guide in Rhyme and Science features an engaging rhyme with a couplet on each page, to remember and understand what happens during a total solar eclipse and why. The book and the free app help kids of all sizes prepare for the exciting day.

  • Ages 9+

  • Download the free Totality App

  • Totality! An Eclipse Guide in Rhyme and Science can be ordered at a 30% discount here

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