Why Does the Moon Change Shape?
by Melissa Stewart
Tell Me Why, Tell Me How
Benchmark Books /
Marshall Cavendish, 2008
for Grades 3-5
ISBN 978-0-76142-921-0
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The Moon is always changing--or at least it sure looks that way. Through a series of chapters that provide children with necessary background information, this book gradually and satisfyingly explains how Earth’s rotation affects the lunar phases we see in the night sky.
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“I’ve written about the Moon before. The challenge here was thinking about its monthly cycle in a whole new way. The book answers the question in the title in the final chapter, so I had to figure out how to give students all the background information they needed in a fun and interesting way."
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