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Best Books on the Sun
& the Moon for Kids

Below are fun, education books on the moon for kids--covering topics like attributes and phases of the moon, moon landings... These books can make teaching and learning about our universe even more fun and effective.  With improvements in space technologies, we now have breathtaking photographs that allow us to see the moon 'up close and personal.'  Many of the books below include these stunning images! 

The list below of space books for kids includes links to buy the books on Amazon.  Or, to save 50% or more on math children's books, check out our list of sale books on space.  Our books are a great deal! All are used but are in great condition, some are even like new.

Books on the Sun & Moon for Kids
with links to buy on Amazon

Sunshine Makes
the Seasons

Let's Read & Find Out Science
explains how the earth's
rotation creates our seasons)

by Franklyn Branley
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

The Moon Seems
the Change 

Let's Read & Find Out Science
explanation of moon phases)
by Franklyn Branley
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

What Makes Day
and Night

Let's Read & Find Out Science
explains how earth's rotation
creates days and nights)

by Franklyn Branley
2nd grade - 3rd grade

The Sun
(shares the splendor of the
sun with large, crisp, full-
color illustrations)
by Seymour Simon

Kindergarten - 3rd grade

When the Moon
is Full:
A Lunar Year
(poems honor the full moons
of each month of the year)

by Penny Pollock

On Earth
(explains earth's orbit, rotation,
and tilt--love the illustrations!)
by G. Brian Karas

Preschool - 2nd grade

The Moon
(a fantastic book for teaching
about the moon--well written
and full of NASA photos)

by Seymour Simon

The Moon Book
(explanations about the
moon's orbit, phases,
impact on tides...)

by Gail Gibbons

Faces of the Moon
by Bob Crelin

My Light
(explores light and energy;
told in the voice of the sun)
by Molly Bang

1st grade - 5th grade

One Giant Leap 
(a visually stunning story
of the first moon landing,

told in near-poetic verses)

by Robert Burleigh

The Moon Over Star 
by Dianna Hutts Aston

Reaching for the Moon 
by Buzz Aldrin

Home on the Moon
(explains what it would be
like to colonize the moon)
by Marianne Dyson

4th grade - 6th grade

Enjoy the books!

Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia (the teachers/sisters behind this website)

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