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Must-have Books to Teach the Sun, Earth, and Moon

May 29, 2020 No Comments
Check out my recommendations for books to read with upper elementary students when teaching the sun, earth, and moon!

Trade books are always on my list of resources when I teach any science, social studies, or math unit. I wanted to save you some time browsing the shelves by sharing some of my favorite books to read with students when they’re learning about the sun, Earth, and moon. All of these are great additions to any astronomy unit in the upper elementary grades!

Books About the Sun

Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty

The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk

Books About the Moon

Moon! Earth’s Best Friend, also by Stacy McAnulty

Next Time You See the Moon by Emily Morgan

The Moon by James Buckley Jr.

Rocket to the Moon (Big Ideas That Changed the World) by Don Brown (graphic novel)

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

Books About Earth

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years, also by Stacy McAnulty

Planet Earth: What Planet Are You On? (Basher Science Books) by Dan Gilpin

Earth by Seymour Simon

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

I hope you find this helpful! If you know of any other Sun, Earth, and moon books that should be on this list, let me know!

These sun, Earth, and moon books are perfect to add to your classroom or homeschool library to use during an astronomy unit.

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