Skywatch Friday: Beyond the Moon

 Thanks to all for encouraging me to try more dusk and moon shots, especially with a tripod. It's fun and such a learning curve!

Do you have a favorite book about our solar system? Here a few good ones I have found.

Books About the Moon and Beyond

One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh

Published in 2009, One Giant Leap commemorates the 40th anniversary of the moment when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step onto the surface of the moon.

Moonshot by Brian Floca

"But still ahead
there is the moon
. . .
Glowing and growing,
It takes them in,
It pulls them close."
If You Decide to Go to the Moon

 "If you decide to go to the moon in your own rocket ship, read this book before you start." This book is a beautiful guide for a kid ready to take a fantasy trip into space.

The Magic School Bus by Joanna Cole

 All is going well for Miss Frizzle's field trip into the solar system, until an asteroid damages one of the bus's taillights! A fun romp all the way to the outer planets (and Pluto).
The Night Sky by Michael Driscoll
 Part history book, part atlas, The Night Sky is perfect for children who want know what they see at night -- and what lies beyond.
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“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

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  1. Continue to present yout marvelous and unique moon-shots - I like them;-)

  2. I've never been able to take decent photos of the moon, so I appreciate yours all the more!


    Sky above, sky aglow,
    Sky of rain and sky of snow;
    Sky of hail, sky of sleet,
    Sky cavorting o’er the street;
    Sky of black, sky of blue,
    In all seasons I love you!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Sky in a Puddle

  3. I love your moon shot. And I remember the Magic School Bus! Nice post.

  4. Nice moon shots.

    Regards and best wishes


As always, so nice to hear from you!