Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Reading on the Moon

Continuing on with Moon Reads this week here is another pair of great books-

From Usborne Book's amazing picture book series is On the Moon by Anna Milbourne, created by Laura Fearn and illustrated by Benji Davies. This collection of picture books is hands down my favorite series by Usborne. These are fun reads that read like a story but are packed with educational facts about the various topics that are covered. This one will not disappoint as it takes young readers on a journey to the moon. There are full page illustrations that are combined with NASA photographs of the moon.

I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis and illustrated by Alison Jay. This is a simply lovely rhyming story of a boy who takes the moon for a walk one evening. The text is poetic and visual as it takes you along this late night walk. The story plays on the idea of how it seems like the moon is always following you wherever you may go. At the end are two pages of facts about the phases of the moon. Equally lovely are Alison Jay's trademark oil painted illustration with a crackled finish. This is a moonlight walk you and your child will want to take again and again.


  1. Just popping in from the Tuesday hops. I'm now following your lovely blog. Stop by when you get a chance!

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  2. I just had to say - THANKS for the great recommendations! My 1 1/2 year old is OBSESSED with the moon, and points it out whenever possible! These books would be GREAT for him!!!

  3. Just popping over from iFellowship! it's always a treat! I love your new background too!!!

    have a great Wednesday!

  4. Aww, these look like cute books! My daughter is all into the solar system.