The Sun and the Moon by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
(Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

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...in some illustrations the children’s unprotected skyward gazes seem dangerously direct, overall the content is accurate, presented with contagious enthusiasm, and carefully pitched to challenge but not daunt the intended audience.
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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 will guide 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. 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 Level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

 

About Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

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Carolyn DeCristofano is a science education consultant and the author of several science books for children, including A Black Hole Is Not a Hole, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book of Outstanding Nonfiction, and Big Bang!, an IRA Notable Children’s Book. Visit her online at www.carolyndecristofano.com.Taia Morley illustrated the LRFO Hurricane Watch (summer 2015). She is an illustrator with broad experience in product design and development, character design and development, and packaging design and graphics. She has illustrated children’s books, developed illustration and artwork for licensed properties, and has worked for both large and small corporate climates. Taia’s work is often used in applications for the juvenile market and her work has been applied to infant, toddler, and kids’ products. Much of her work can be seen in the toy, game, and video gaming industries. You can visit her at www.taiamorley.com.
 
Published July 5, 2016 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Fiction
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on May 18 2016

...in some illustrations the children’s unprotected skyward gazes seem dangerously direct, overall the content is accurate, presented with contagious enthusiasm, and carefully pitched to challenge but not daunt the intended audience.

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