Sun Surprise


ASK Magazine March 2024. You may not be able to stare directly at the sun, but this illuminating issue of ASK will give you a closer look at this extraordinary star!

Where does the sun get its shine? How big is it really? And why is the sun so important to life? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more! Did you know that the sun is actually green or that its light is 8 minutes old by the time it reaches earth? Follow along with centuries of scientific discoveries retold as a fun graphic novel. 


On April 8, 2024, people around the country will witness the Great American Eclipse. It’s a big day for the sun—and the moon! Learn all about how eclipses work, make your own eclipse viewer, and enjoy folktales about eclipses from around the world! ASK will answer all of your kids’ most burning questions about the sun, beyond a shadow of a doubt! 


Enjoy features including:  

·         The Surprising Sun by Liz Huyck 

·         Our Star by Elvis 

·         Where Does the Sun Get Its Shine by Sol Lys 

·         Moon Mischief by Luna Mwezi 

·         Make an Eclipse Viewer 

·         Hey, Bring Back Our Sun! by Carrie Clickard 

·         The Sun King by Le Roy 

Regular features of ASK Magazine include Nosy News, Nestor’s Dock, Ask Ask, Contest and Letters, Marvin’s Clever Tricks, and Marvin and Friends.