Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer
"The King Who Wanted to Touch the Moon" from Magical Tales from Many Lands by Margaret Mayo A Lot of Otters by Barbara Helen Berger
Greek myths about Helios and Selene from the D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaires
"Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky" from How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have? And Other Tales by Julius Lester The Moon Was at a Fiesta by Matthew Gollub Teaching Tip: Ask the kids, who would you rather be, the sun or the moon, and why? Then separate the "suns" from the "moons" and have them draw their suns with bright crayons and glitter or moons with white crayons and blue watercolor. (When we did it, we folded letter stationery in half and drew pictures on the top, reasons for our choices on the bottom.) Copy the poem "The Sun and the Moon" by Elaine Laron from Free to Be, You and Me and center it on to a bulletin board, then decorate with the "moon" artwork" on one side and the "sun" artwork on the other. Why Do Stars Twinkle and Other Nighttime Questions by Catherine Ripley The Star Maiden by Barbara Juster Esbensen Wang Hu is in the Stars by Jennifer Armstrong Call Me Ahnighito by Pam Conrad Noah and the Space Ark by Laura Cecil Space Case by Edward Marshall Nova's Ark by David Kirk Company's Coming by Arthur Yorinks Guys from Space by Daniel Pinkwater Alistair in Outer Space by Marilyn Sadler UFO Diary by Satoshi Kitamura Monkey Business by J. Otto Seibold Something Queer in Outer Space by Elizabeth Levy My Place in Space by Robin and Sally Hirst Space Songs by Myra Cohn Livingston Teaching Tip: Students design their own alien, cut it out and add it to a class mural of a visiting spaceship. Makes a fun poster to put over an outer-space learning center!
Heading artwork by Edward Lai, 2nd grade.