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The Moon: Small-but-Mighty Neighbor

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A full-color nonfiction picture book to introduce kids ages 5 through 8 to our closest cosmic neighbor―the moon!

The moon is one of the smaller celestial objects in the universe, but it has some very important jobs. Without it, Earth would be a very different place!

In The Moon: Small but Mighty Neighbor, kids ages 5 to 8 learn how the moon formed, how it keeps the Earth steady, and why it has no life beyond rare visits from humans. Narrated by the character of the Universe, this story offers up clearly stated scientific explanations designed to gets kids excited about astronomy, covering topics such as the moon’s phases, eclipses, and humans’ long history watching the moon. A hands-on project, fun facts, and a poem offer more opportunities for learning and language connections, while two alien commentators make the whole package delightful and hilarious.

Perfect as a read aloud or for beginner readers, with a glossary to support language development.

The Moon: Small but Mighty Neighbor is part of a set of four books in the Picture Book Science series that explore our incredible solar system. Other titles in this series include The Stars: A Gazillion Suns; The Earth: One-of-a-Kind Planet; and The Sun: Shining Star of the Solar System.

Provides layered text and back matter that encourage more in-depth discovery
Promotes a sense of awe and wonder in astronomy
Uses humor to engage children’s attention
Promotes cross-curriculum learning through poetry
Includes a hands-on, science-minded project to help support and reinforce deeper learning
Meets Next Generation Science Standards in Earth’s Place in the Universe and Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles for grades K through 3.

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Laura Perdew


Hui Li


Nomad Press

Recommended Ages:

5 - 8 years


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