Sun Moon & Shadow Unit Booklist
updated January 4, 2020


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

by the editors of Creative Publishing International


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


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


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


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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