December 9, 2011

At play: Moon-inspired books

Playgrounds are typically profiled in the "At play" series but we would like to share our list of moon-inspired children's books in advance of the total lunar eclipse to occur on Saturday, December 10, 2011.  We were inspired by a moon-inspired book list on oomscholasticblog tweeted by @ScholasticNYC.

Dinosaur's Binkit, Sandra Boynton
Pajama Time, Sandra Boynton
Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, Eric Carle
My Mommy Hung the Moon, Jamie Lee Curtis
Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson
In the Night Kitchen, Maurice Sendak
Zoom into Space with the Shiny Red Rocket, Tick Tock Books

Space, NASA Information & News reported that the best places to view the eclipse will be in "Alaska, Hawaii, northwestern Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and central and eastern Asia," while people in the contiguous United States and eastern Canada "will see either only the initial penumbral stages before moonset, or nothing at all."

What are your favorite moon-themed books for children, and adults, too?

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