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The Moon

Full Moon

By Seymour Simon
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2003

Ages 9-12

ISBN: 0689835639

Beautiful full color photographs from NASA make this a must have for your classroom library. A comprehensive look at the moon and the science we know. Great book for your science class.

The Moon Book

By Gail Gibbons
Holiday House, 1998

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 9780823413645

The beautiful bright paintings add a certain charm to this science discussion of the moon's phases, how the moon impacts our tides and other facts. It also discusses some of the folk tales that the moon is responsible for creating. Hands- on activities for doing with your child make this book just irresistible.

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

By Franklyn M. Branley
Collins, 1987

Crescent MoonAges 4-8
ISBN: 9780064450652

The Lets-Read-and-Find-Out series is a winner in most classrooms. Science concepts written especially for beginning readers makes this a lovely addition to your other science books. The Moon Seems to Change discussed the moon's phases and gives a great science discussion of just how this happens and why.

Phases of the Moon (Patterns in Nature series)

By Gillia M. Olson
Capstone Press, 2008

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0736896171

The phases of the moon can be a challenging concept to share with students of all ages due to the size and point of view we have of the moon in space. This book will simplify that topic for you and enhance your instruction with clear explanations and photographs.

Night SkySo That's How the Moon Changes Shape! (Rookie Read-About Science)

By Allan Fowler
Children's Press Chicago, 1992

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0516449176

Another great discussion about the moon's phases for beginning readers who are also beginning scientists.

When You Look Up at the Moon (Rookie Read-About Science)

By Allan Fowler
Children's Press Chicago, 1994

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0516460250

The moon is the topic of this easy reader with clear illustrations to help share the physical details of our nearest neighbor.

On the Moon

By Anna Milbourne
Usborne Pub Ltd, 2004

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 9780794506179

NASA photos and great text allow your young scientist to visit the moon. Learn all about the moon as if you were right there.

Lunar LandingIf You Decide To Go To the Moon

By Faith Mcnulty
Scholastic, 2005

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 9780590483599

This is a fun look at how one might visit the moon. Details are shared about travelling to the moon; from what to eat, how to dress, even how the relative gravity will feel on their bodies will capture every reader. The paintings are just as much fun as the content.

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

By Catherine Thimmesh
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2006

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 9780618507573

We all know about the many trips made to the moon and the history of those missions. But what we do not know as well, are the countless people behind the scenes who helped to put men on the moon. Learn about them and their huge contributions. What a tribute to the men and women of the space program!!

Golfing on the MoonReaching for the Moon

By Buzz Aldrin
HarperCollins, 2005

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0060554452

Buzz Aldrin was the second man to put foot on the moon. Here is his story in a complete autobiography that includes how he got the name "Buzz." From childhood to the moon and all of the years following. A great read for your future astronaut.

Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon

By Andrew Chaikin
Viking Juvenile, 2009

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 9780670011568

The history and experiences of the Apollo missions shared through the eyes of the astronauts. Details that no one has heard before will make this book a treasure. This huge book is filled with photographs and illustrations to bring you in on all of the missions of the Apollo program.

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

By James R. Hansen
Simon & Schuster, 2006

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 1615525912

The first man to set foot on the moon is the subject of this biography. If your love is astronauts then you must read about this famous man and his life and contributions to the program that set the United States apart in the world of science.

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