MOON TREE: The Story of One Extraordinary Tree
Written by Carolyn Bennet Fraiser
Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani
One tree has a secret – it flew to the moon on Apollo 14. The problem is no one remembers, even NASA…until a curious third-grade girl uncovers its mystery about a boy who dreamed of flying, a trip to the moon, and the American bicentennial.
“A small but ‘extraordinary’ episode, well worth the belated notice.”
– KIRKUS Review
A Junior Library Guild Gold Selection
Nonfiction Picture Book
Grade Level: 1-3
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Introduce MOON TREE to your classroom.
Moon Tree is the perfect blend of Science, Social Studies, and ELA/Literacy for the early elementary school classroom.
Science: Students can study the relationship between the earth and its moon as well as the life cycle of plants, from seed to germination to growth.
Social Studies: Students can discuss how events and individuals influence history and the context of historical events mentioned in Moon Tree. Teachers can also use the book to discuss various geographies across the country and how they affect plant growth.
ELA/Literacy: Teachers can use Moon Tree to conduct their own research projects about a local history topic or discuss the different poetic devices used throughout the book.
Feel free to download the Information Sheet, Field Trip Guide, or Moon Tree Listing below to get your classroom engaged in further discussion.
Download NASA’s Project VEGGIE Fact Sheet
Download The UK National Space Centre’s Plants in Space Poster
Explore the history behind your local tree on NASA’s Moon Tree Website
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I am available for 45-minute virtual author visits with your classroom via Zoom on the following topics. In-person visits are arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Moon Tree History and Behind the Scenes Stories
Moon Tree Science and Its Impact Today
Engaging Research for Nonfiction
Becoming a Children’s Book Author
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Got older students? Check out MOONS in the Our Solar System Series for struggling readers in middle and high school who love to learn about space. This book explores all the fascinating moons in our solar system.
Our Solar System:
Hi-Lo Nonfiction for Teens
Grade Level: 6-12
Reading Level: 3-4
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