The Sun and the Moon

by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

On Sale: 07/05/2016

The Sun and the Moon

by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

illustrated by Taia Morley

On Sale: 07/05/2016

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About the Book

Read and find out about the sun and the moon in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

The sun is out in the day and always has a circle shape. The moon’s shape seems to change, and you can sometimes see it in the daytime and at night. What are the sun and the moon? How are they the same and how do they differ? Hop into your spaceship and find out!

With beautiful illustrations and engaging text, The Sun and the Moon guides young readers into a deeper understanding of their observations of the sun and the moon. Featuring a find-out-more section with instructions on how to keep an observation log and how to make moon ice, a glossary of new terms, and web research prompts, this book will begin children’s explorations of the sun and the moon.

Recommended by Brightly as a favorite book for kids about astronomy: "This book even has a glossary and science experiments to offer kids a hands-on learning experience." Both the text and the artwork were vetted for accuracy by Bradley J. Thomson, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

  • hands-on and visual
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Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

  • Entertain and educate at the same time
  • Have appealing, child-centered topics
  • Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
  • Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
  • Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
  • Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
  • Meet national science education standards
  • Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field
  • Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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Critical Praise

“The content is accurate, presented with contagious enthusiasm, and carefully pitched to challenge but not daunt the intended audience. A glowing liftoff for any child’s interest in matters astronomical.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Go on a trip with two kids as they travel to the moon and the sun, comparing and exploring facts about them. This book even has a glossary and science experiments to offer kids a hands-on learning experience.” - Brightly

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062338044
  • ISBN 10: 0062338048
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 07/05/2016
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Size & Shape
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / General

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