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To the Moon!

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 0 to 14
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: picture books, moon, 49th kids, science and technology
50 years after the first moon landing (and even longer since Margaret Wise Brown's iconic "Good Night Moon"), the moon continues to inspire imagination and wonder.

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Moon Mission

The Epic 400-Year Journey to Apollo 11

by Sigmund Brouwer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: aeronautics, astronautics & space science, modern, 20th century

This riveting narrative told from the astronauts' points of view offers a unique approach to the story behind Apollo 11's successful --- though nearly disastrous --- 1969 moon landing. Readers are brought along on the ride of a lifetime, as they relive every step of the mission, including the nail-biting (and relatively unknown) crucial moments whe …

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50 Things to See on the Moon

A first-time stargazer's guide

by John A. Read
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: astronomy, exploration & discovery, aeronautics, astronautics & space science

Have you always wanted to explore the Moon like Neil Armstrong or the eleven other astronauts who have walked on its surface? You can tour the Moon from your own backyard with a small telescope or binoculars. This book will point you to the Sea of Tranquility (the landing spot for Apollo 11) and many other fascinating features you can spot on the M …

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If I Were the Moon

Twentieth - anniversary edition

by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Leslie Watts
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, poetry (see also stories in verse)

If I were the moon
I'd shine down my light
Right into your bedroom
To warm up the night.

A timeless bedtime book that "beautifully captures that perfect moment when a child is tucked up in bed, spellbound by the voice of an older sibling or an adult sharing a special book" (Books in Canada).

With lyrical text, lit up by soft and gentle illust …

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Moon Wishes

by Patricia Storms & Guy Storms, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, parents, imagination & play

In this timeless bedtime story, the moon’s luminous, watchful presence inspires wishes of hope and love, with dreamy watercolour illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Milan Pavlovic.

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be the moon?

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“I wish I were the moon,” says the speaker in this timeless bedtime story, “so that I could shine on you.” The mo …

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The Boy and the Blue Moon

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Ashley Crowley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: bedtime & dreams

On the night of a blue moon, a boy and his cat set out for a walk and find themselves on a magical adventure. Together they travel through fields of flowers, forests of towering trees, and lakes of deep dark blue. Flying through starry blue skies, they reach the blue moon. But the blue planet, Earth, calls the explorers home. Safely back in bed, th …

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Once in a Blue Moon

by Danielle Daniel
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse)

A book that will inspire readers to connect more deeply with the natural world, from the award winning author of Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox.

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Inspired by the expression “once in a blue moon,” Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. S …

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When the Moon Comes

by Paul Harbridge, illustrated by Matt James
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: hockey, winter sports, friendship

In this atmospheric story, a group of kids play hockey on a frozen lake by moonlight. At once nostalgic and timely, this is a gorgeous book that will speak to readers young and old.

The beaver flood has finally frozen--perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in November. They wait, impatiently, for the right mom …

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Behind the Moon

illustrated by Elsie Archer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, farm & ranch life

I wish I could see behind the moon! At the height of the Second World War, two little girls begin to wonder about heaven and how it can be reached. This is the true story of one sister’s imaginative answers to real-world worries, and the foundation of a child’s faith.