Luna: The Science and Stories of Our Moon

64p. index. photos. National Geographic. Jun. 2019. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781426333224.
Gr 5–7—National Geographic Kids does it again with a fantastic and comprehensive look at Earth's only natural satellite. From its creation to myths and legends, to what the future holds for humans and the moon, Aguilar gives an in-depth profile of the moon's surface and descriptions of important locations explored by astronauts and satellites. Wonderful pictures accompany the explanations of the features, as well as their significance in understanding the moon's formation and its relationship to Earth. High definition photos and computer animated images on every page make this an amazing title for research for older elementary school students, or for all-ages browsing. Additional activities such as making "moon craters" and tracking the moon's movement are included along with the index.
VERDICT An excellent, extensive, and focused look at the moon, perfect for leisure reading or research.

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