books about the moon

The moon is one of the most fascinating objects in the night sky. It’s close enough to earth that we can sometimes see the large craters on its surface, craters that remind us of facial features, like eyes, a nose, and a mouth. It also seems brighter and larger at some times than at other times. Interest in the entire universe often begins with an interest in the moon. If your child is one of those who are fascinated with the moon and eager to learn all about it, he or she will certainly enjoy some books about the moon.

 

 

 


The Moon Seems to Change (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) (Paperback)


Have you noticed that the moon sometimes seems to grow and shrink? Read and find out about the phases of the moon! With a simple experiment using an orange, a pencil, and a flashlight, you can see for yourself why the moon looks different at different times of the month.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book features rich vocabulary and simple diagrams. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by an expert.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

For Ages 4-8
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The Moon Book (Paperback)


Some planets have many moons. Earth has one. Because it is so close to Earth, our moon is the brightest and biggest light in our night sky. Here is information about our moon, including how the oceans' tides are affected by it, why the same side always faces Earth, why there are different phases of the moon, and why there are solar and lunar eclipses. The book ends with a list of legends and facts, from the man in the moon to the first person to land on it.
For Ages 4-8
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Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (The World of Eric Carle) (Board book)


This is a book by Eric Carle and it is just as appealing as all of Carle’s books. In this one, little Monica is drawn to the Moon and wants to play with it, so she asks her father to get it for her. In an expression of love, her father agrees to get it for her and in spite of the difficulty, manages to climb all the way to the Moon. But when he teaches the Moon, he discovers that he can’t carry it home to Monica. It’s too big! So what does he do? He waits until it gets small enough to carry and then takes it back to his daughter, who plays and dances with it as it gets smaller and smaller – and eventually disappears! Monica sees that eventually a little sliver of Moon appears again in the sky. The story is a heart-warming way to teach children about the phases of the Moon. And the illustrations are as wonderful as they are in all of Carle’s books. Ages 5 and up
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Journey to the Moon: A Pop-Up Lunar Adventure (Hardcover)


Take an exciting journey to the moon in this novelty book filled with intricate pop-up scenes!

Take an exciting journey all the way to the Moon, where a surprise is in store: readers haven't been following a journey of exploration taken by human astronauts, but a trip home for a family of aliens! Intricate pop-ups and graphic artwork create an energy-packed journey that will have readers gasping with each page turn.
Ages 4-8
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If You Decide To Go To The Moon (Hardcover)


Two artists at the height of their powers have created a beautiful book with an unforgettable message about the moon and an even more important message about the earth. A publishing event!

"If you decide to go to the moon," writes Faith McNulty, "read this book first. It will tellyou how to get there and what to do after youland. The most important part tells you how to get home.
Written in the second person, the text allows the reader to participate in every aspect of the journey, from packing ("don't forget your diary and plenty of food") to liftoff (at first you'll feel heavy; don't worry") to traveling thorugh space (where "the moon glows like a pearl in the black, black sky"). The reader lands at the Sea of Tranquility, the site of the first lunar landing

Ages 4-8
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The Moon (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers) (Paperback)


Using simple text, describes the characteristics of the Moon.
Ages 6-7
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Moon (DK Eyewitness Books) (Hardcover)


The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Moon takes a look at Earth's moon from a variety of perspectives-its physical structure, its meaning to humans, and the incredible journeys astronauts have made to its surface.
Ages 8-12
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The moon is one of the most fascinating objects in the night sky. It's close enough to earth that we can sometimes see the large craters on its surface, craters that remind us of facial features, like eyes, a nose, and a mouth. It also seems brighter and larger...