Sun Moon & Shadow Unit Booklist
updated January 4, 2020


Art



Exploring Textile Arts: The Ultimate Guide to Manipulating, Coloring and Embellishing Fabrics

by the editors of Creative Publishing International


Handwork



More Magic Wool: Creating Figures and Pictures with Dyed Wool

by Angelika Wolk-Gerche


Music & Movement



A Box of Animal Crackers

by Jane Dyer



Phases of the Moon: Traditional Chinese Music CD



Classical Chinese Folk Music


Nature



The Storyteller's Start-Up Book: Finding, Learning, Performing and Using Folktales

by Margaret Read MacDonald



Seeing Stars: An Introduction to the Night Sky

by Charles Hobson



The Little Book of Hand Shadows

by Phila H. Webb and Jane Corby


Play



In the original curriculum, this book was Beyond the Rainbow Bridge : Nurturing Our Children from Birth to Seven by Barbara J. Patterson and Pamela Bradley.

I would now like to recommend instead
Well, I Wonder: Childhood in the Modern World, A Handbook for Parents, Carers and Teachers


by Sally Schwizer


Stories


The Hutchinson Treasury of Children's Poetry
ed. by Alison Sage


The Baby's Bedtime Book
by Kay Chorao



The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up

by Alice E. Goudey



The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster



Why the Sky is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale

by Mary-Joan Gerson


The Boy with Two Shadows
by Margaret Mahy


The Shadow Book
by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers



The Day the Babies Crawled Away

by Peggy Rathmann



Look at the Moon

by May Garelick



Kitten's First Full Moon

by Kevin Henkes



Grandfather Twilight

by Barbara Helen Berger



Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

by Eric Carle



Night in the Country

by Cynthia Rylant



I Took the Moon for a Walk

by Carolyn Curtis



Mary Poppins

by P.L. Travers



Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons

by Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London


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It was hard to restrict this list to just 15 choices! Here are two more of my favorite books for this topic:



Moon Mouse
by Adelaide Holl


How the Rabbit Stole the Moon
by Louise Moeri and Marc Brown
I needle felted the characters from this story (bear, snake, elk, rabbit, sun) and we love to act it out.


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