Picture Book Month: Outer Space

Using the Picture Book Month Calendar, I am going to post five favorite picture books of mine for each day of November. Today’s theme is outer space.

In the school library, I interpreted outer space to include aliens.

1.The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole is a childhood favorite.

2. On the Moon by Anna Milbourne depicts many aspects of an astronaut’s journey to the moon in an accessible fashion. I enjoyed the simple illustrations.

3. The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston tells the story of an African-American girl’s reaction to the first astronauts to land on the moon as well as her grandfather’s different view on things.

4. Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthy is a nonfiction picture book with cartoonish illustrations. While the content is slightly dated with the end of the space shuttle program, it is still a great title to share.

5. Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb. When a boy is given a pen pal from space, things get very interesting. The first thing the boy sends the alien is his sister.

When I was little, I also enjoyed pouring over Big Bird’s Book About The Earth and Sky.

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