They'll join an international community of like-minded space fans who want to see more successful missions produce science and adventure that will fill future books. If you don't want to buy a gift membership but want to show your appreciation for my work assembling this book list, please consider making a small donation to The Planetary Society. Finally, you may also want to check out my top recommendations from all years not just This is my new favorite bedtime or naptime book for babies and toddlers. Each page has a little action: "First wave good-bye to the sun's bright light.
Press again to light up the sky. Meanwhile, as actions and words take you from page to page, the sky behind the illustrations goes red, then aqua, then blue, then darker, and stars come out including Big and Little Dippers and a comet , then "Close your eyes and breathe in deeply. Where does the Moon go after it wanes?
A rhyming story reassures toddlers that "when it goes away, it will always return.
First: there's a "light up the Moon" gimmick with a button you press on the front to illuminate the Moon on the front cover. The light doesn't do anything inside the book, only on the cover. So I fear "reading" sessions where the baby insists on shutting the book to press the button on the cover.
Second: the illustrator has used a photo of the Moon to represent the actual Moon This is not an issue for babies' appreciation of the book but may annoy Moon-obsessed parents. A parable about a would-be astronaut discovering the inner strength to overcome his fear of the monsters that hide in the dark, and discovering that the dark also harbors dreams.
It's funny, heartfelt, and awe-inspiring, and a terrific book to read aloud. A delightful book to read aloud to children who are thrilled by the sound of immense numbers, like ten quadrillion the number of ants living on Earth, which together weigh the same as the seven billion five hundred million humans on Earth, according to Fishman. It's illustrated in a deceptively simple, colorful style that's easy to see from a distance -- a perfect library read-aloud book. Don't miss the author's note at the end, in which he explains a little bit about estimating such large, round numbers.
Yet another delightful read-aloud book. An astronaut goes to Mars to search for life. He or she it's narrated in the first person, so not specified even brought cupcakes to share. But everywhere they look, they can't find life. The kids to whom you're reading the book will yell and shout at point at the enormous curious orange alien that the astronaut is missing! It's silly fun but, for those of us engaged in the search for life elsewhere, it's an important point that we can only find life where we look for it.
And sick is extra-terrestrial bad when you have two throats, five ears, and three noses.
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Read this book aloud to a pathetically congested child to make her smile! I knew Grace Hopper was an icon before reading this book, but Queen of Computer Code has turned me into a superfan. The book intermingles biographical storytelling with Hopper quotes that are simultaneously inspirational and funny. We learn about Hopper being an engineer from childhood disassembling alarm clocks and building a motorized elevator for her dollhouse , and about her persistence in being allowed into the Navy despite her advanced age 36 and spindliness.
Margaret and the Moon is one of those wonderful books that presents as a picture book for young children but which has plenty to teach older readers. It's a succinct biography of the pioneering software engineer whose code enabled the success of the lunar landings. Along the way, it even manages to deliver terse summaries of different branches of mathematics. She liked measuring circles and triangles in geometry. She liked studying curves in calculus. But nearly every book about Apollo 11 makes the reverse omission, and I'm happy to see Hamilton get her day.
A central issue with books for kids about early NASA spaceflight is that all the people who actually got to go to space were white men. Feature Katherine Johnson and Margaret Hamilton's contributions all you want, but there have only ever been men on the Moon.
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Serena Sees Her Footprints on the Moon circumvents this problem straightforwardly, through the power of imagination: the protagonist, a Black girl, simply imagines herself on the Moon, making sneakered footprints next to the astronauts', placing a photo of her own family next to Charlie Duke's, using her hand mirror to reflect laser beams, and then, toward the end: "Her footprints are on the far side, the part that never faces Earth.
Hers are the first footprints there! She goes where no astronaut has ever been. A solid ha introduction to Earth as a planet, with geology facts written in age-appropriate language. Reading through it I marveled at how well Dickmann has encapsulated important geology concepts in simple language, avoiding unnecessary jargon, while not sacrificing accuracy.
An example: "The deeper you go in the ocean, the darker it gets. The water gets colder, too.
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The huge weight of the water above presses down. Where does the Sun go at night? Many kindergarten classrooms celebrate the th day of school with activities designed to teach children about the quantity of This book, a sequel to the engaging Planet Kindergarten , features a story about a th-day-of-school space mission that almost goes very wrong, but teamwork saves the day. Shane Prigmore's illustrations are full of fun details that will entice a new reader to explore the pages. One of the better books on constellations for children that I've seen, Exploring Constellations includes both southern and northern skies.
Rather than listing one constellation per page, it describes constellations grouped by the seasons during which they're up after dark, which is, I think, a more accessible way to learn to find them. Harrison, illus. Building Block Press looks high and low for Over Where? Candlewick Entertainment welcomes spring with two tie-ins to the Nick Jr. Candlewick Studio spells it out with Alphamaniacs by Paul Fleischman, illus. Charlesbridge pulls out the poster board for Rise Up! Mullen, illus. Charlesbridge Teen climbs into spring with Above All Else by Dana Alison Levy, about two teens who get the opportunity to achieve their goal of summiting Mount Everest.
Patrick Lewis, illus. Freeform conjures up Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer, featuring ancient Irish gods and contemporary witches. Dundurn puts it all together with The Jigsaw Puzzle King by Gina McMurchy-Barber, the story of year-old Warren who is torn between trying to blend in at his new school, and standing out for protecting his brother, who has Down syndrome, from bullies; Nothing But Life by Brent van Staalduinen, about the complicated aftermath of a school shooting for Dills, whose stepfather is the one who opened fire in his school library; Until Niagara Falls by Jennifer Murano, following the friendship of daring new girl in town Maureen, and quiet Brenda; and The Lost Scroll of the Physician by Alisha Sevigny, the debut volume in the Secrets of the Sand fantasy series.
Familius falls in line with She Leads by June Smalls, illus. Frank, illus.
HarperCollins hails a big yellow taxi with Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell by Selina Alko, a picture-book biography of the folk singer and feminist icon; Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard, about a shy year-old learning to live up to his own definition of brave; Dan, Unmasked by Chris Negron, in which a boy attempts to pull his best friend out of a coma using their favorite comic book as a guide; A Ceiling Made of Eggshells by Gail Carson Levine, following Cima who is chosen to travel across Spain with her grandfather as he works to protect their Jewish community under the rule of Isabella and Ferdinand; Great Escapes 1: Nazi Prison Camp Escape by Michael Burgan, launching a historical fiction series recounting death-defying escapes; Ragweed and Poppy by Avi, illus.
Brown, the debut title in a fantasy duology inspired by West and North African folklore. Stead, an intergenerational tale of two friends who witness nature through the seasons; One of These Is Not Like the Others by Barney Saltzberg, introducing the concept of inclusiveness and celebrating unity; The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel, illus.
Peretz, about a stranger who visits a poor family on the first night of Passover and featuring illustrations inspired by historic photos; and Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis, illus. Gomez, illus. Grandison, featuring an It girl whose world is rocked when a boy from the past moves into her house after a tragedy.
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Rubio, introducing readers to Ladino words as a Sephardic Jewish family prepares for Shabbat. Criminals of the Animal Kingdom by Heather Tekavec, illus. Toklas by Evie Robillard, illus. Tello by Monica Brown, illus.
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Graphic Universe dresses up for spring with Lizard in a Zoot Suit by Marco Finnegan, in which two sisters scramble to keep a member of an unknown underground species of lizard away from a military scientist; The Wolf in Underpants Freezes His Buns Off by Wilfrid Lupano, illus. Poppy signs spring yearbooks with Most Likely by Sarah Watson, about four friends—one of whom is destined to become president of the U.
Castellan, set in Versailles, where magic and mystery infuse the court with the drama of a love triangle including King Louis and his brother Philippe; and The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller, in which year-old Alessandra plans to seduce and kill the king, then rule the world.
Anderson and Jo Rioux, taking place in the Atlantis-like city of Ys from Celtic legend; Poesy the Monster Slayer by Cory Doctorow and Matt Rockefeller, about a girl whose monster-catching activities delay her bedtime; and One Year at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks, following a girl named Juniper who wins a scholarship to an elite boarding school that turns out to be much more cutthroat than she imagined. Laura Godwin Books waddles into the season with Ducks!