Throughout the ages people have looked to the night sky with wonder and fascination. The sky holds many wonders like our moon and its many phases, the stars themselves or even what might lie beyond. The summer is a great time to gaze up at the stars and wonder what else might be out there. Grab some bug spray and a blanket and spend an evening looking to the sky. You might see the big dipper, a shooting star or maybe, if you are lucky, something else traveling by in the night. Check out these great poetry books all about space. Perhaps they and your own stargazing will inspire you to write some of your own.
And Then There Were Eight: Poems About Space by Laura Purdie Salas
The Swamps of Sleethe: Poems from Beyond the Solar System by Jack Prelutsky
Silver Seeds: A Book of Nature Poems by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer
Sky Magic: Poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
Blast Off: Poems about Space selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins