If you're up past midnight tonight (into early Friday morning), and you happen to look up, you may be treated to a display of meteor showers. It's the Perseid Meteor Shower, an annual event that for 2016 is peaking tonight! NASA has lots of information on its website, click here to get started.
Here's a time lapse video of last year's meteor shower taken at locations around Yosemite:
Of course we have plenty of books on stars including works of fact, as well as fiction. Look for these books for young children since they will probably be asleep by time the meteor shower is visible.
Elliot, David. Henry's Stars. [JP ELI]
Lyon, George Ella. My Friend, the Starfinder. [JP LYO]
Marzollo, Jean. I Am a Star. [E MAR]
O'Connor, Jane. Stellar Stargazer! [JP OCO]
Ray, Mary Lyn. Stars. [JP RAY]
Rockwell, Anne F. Our Stars. [JP ROC]
Sky Magic: Poems. [J811.6 SKY]