Fun Space Facts for Children: Our Moon

 

Moon IllustrationThe Moon

Name: Moon comes from an old English word, Mona, meaning month or to measure.

Diameter: 2,160 miles

Rotates Around the Earth: 291-292 Earth Days

Fun Moon Facts: They used to think there was only one moon, until Galileo found satellites orbiting around Jupiter.  He also called them moons, after our own moon.

Outside of Earth, the moon is the only other place humans have visited.  American Astronaut, Neil Armstrong, was the first man to land on the moon on, July 20, 1969; an epic day for humankind!

The moon is also the setting for the first book in my Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures, a series for children.  Amelia, and Uglesnoo, the friendly alien from Pluto visit the moon in Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Place. There they have their first exciting adventure, as they begin their space quest to save Uglesnoo’s sister!

Next post: Fun facts about the planet Venus.

Evonne Blanchard is the author of, Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace, Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage and Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon.  These are the first three books in, Amelia’s Amazing Space Adventures, an
exciting series of ten books set in outer space (for children ages 6-10).
Ever wondered if aliens exist? What if one needed your help? Would you travel into outer space?

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Book Three: Amelia, the Merballs and the Emerald Cannon

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Amelia and Uglesnoo land on Mercury.  They meet the Merballs, the friendly aliens that live there.  All goes well until an asteroid hits their planet.  Amelia and Uglesnoo find themselves in deep trouble.  How will they convince the Merballs
of their innocence?  And how will they manage to collect the flying shoes, escape Mercury and continue their quest to save Uglesnoo’s sister?

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 Book Two: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage

Amelia the Venutons cover with text

Uglesnoo needs Amelia’s help.  His sister is very sick.  The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune.  With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest.  More items are needed to buy the crystal.  But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens.  Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?

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Book One: Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace

Amelia the Moochins 8-15

When is a present not a present?  When it’s a friendly purple alien called Uglesnoo, from the planet Pluto!  Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon.  Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia’s help.  Should Amelia venture into outer Space?

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“Appealing Illustrations combine with lots of text to make this a great read for children transitioning from picture books to chapter books.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The story is imaginative and fun…and a perfect book to stretch my oldest in his independent reading with something fun to keep his attention.” —Beautiful Books for Children

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