Fun Reads About a Rainbow and the Sun

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This month’s reading list about the science behind a rainbow and the sun is brought to you by the Fayetteville Public Library. Visit faylib.org for information about library hours, limited services and to find links to downloadable e-books, music, magazines, streaming video and more.

Fiction

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Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed)

Adamson, G. (2018)

Grade level PreK-3

Ava learns that the rarest things are the most precious.

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Planting a Rainbow

Ehlert, L. (2005)

Grade level PreK -3

Learn about colors and flowers in this delightful book.

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Rainbow of My Own

Freeman, Don. (2009)

Grade level PreK-2

In this classic, a small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow.

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Rainbow Shoes

Stone, T., & Czernecki, S. (2013)

Grade level PreK-kindergarten

Whimsical poems imagine a silly world filled with colors.

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Rainbow Stew

Falwell, C. (2019)

Grade level 1-2

Three children gather vegetables of all colors to help Grandpa make a stew.

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Ruby the Red Fairy

Meadows, D., & Ripper, G. (2016)

Grade level 1-2

The first in a series, each book focuses on finding another missing rainbow sister to help save fairyland.

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Sun

Usher, S. (2018)

Grade level PreK-2

A boy and his grandfather enjoy a sunny day adventure as they search for an ideal picnic spot.

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The Sun Shines Everywhere

Hoberman, M. A., & Lozano, L. (2019)

Grade level PreK-3

This book celebrates the sun’s constancy through history and around the world.

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Two Rainbows

Masson, S., & McMahon, M. (2019)

Grade level PreK-kindergarten

After moving to a new home, a girl learns that color surrounds all of us, no matter where we live.

 

Nonfiction

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A Kid’s Book of Experiments with Color

Gardner, R., & Conklin, J. (2016)

Grade level 4-6

These fun and simple color experiments will educate and entertain young scientists.

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Animal Colors: A Rainbow of Colors from Animals Around the World

Fielding, B. (2009)

Grade level PreK-3

Discover animals around the world in every color of the rainbow.

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A Ray of Light: A Book of Science and Wonder

Wick, W. (2019)

Grade level 1-3

Amazing photographs and fascinating text help readers understand the complexity of light.

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I See Rainbows

Beaton, K. (2015)

Grade level 2-5

Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos offer explanations about rainbows.

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Science of Color: Investigating Light

Kenney, K. (2016)

Grade level 3-6

Young readers learn how visible light is the key to color!

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Solar Energy

Conley, K. A. (2017)

Grade level 3-6

Learn how scientists harness the energy of the sun.

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Sunshine

Cox-Cannons, H. (2015)

Grade level PreK-1

Learn all about the sun through stunning photographs and simple text.

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The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal

Seluk, N. (2018)

Grade level PreK -3

Funny and factual, this picture book explains how the sun keeps things on earth running smoothly.

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What is the Color Spectrum?

Ivancic, L. (2016)

Grade level 2-5

This easy-to-understand book explains the physics behind the phenomenon.

 

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