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Every month I’ve been enjoying bringing books and activities as part of the Poppins Book Nook book club. This free monthly book club has many reading and activity suggestions, all centered around a monthly theme. Cohosts of the club each share what they’ve done with their families for the month.
This month’s Poppins Book Nook is all about books that are “beyond our planet.” The younger girls and I studied astronomy last year and found some fun books and activities, so for this month’s book club, I decided to revisit one of those really fun activities and expand it by reading some books about the moon.
We used two main books, and I found an activity from a Jan Van Cleave book (one of my favorite science resources.)
Many Moons by James Thurber is a fiction picture book. In the story, the princess is ill and cannot seem to get well. Her one request is for her father to get her the moon. The story unfolds as the king attempts to deliver the moon to his princess.
The Best Book of the Moon is a nonfiction book by Ian Graham. It has large, colorful illustrations that have great detail, and it answers many of the questions kids have about the moon.