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The Moon Tonight


Follow our moon as it waxes and wanes across the night sky in this informative and stunning nonfiction picture book by an astronomer and award-winning illustrator.


Everyone on Earth can look up and marvel at our moon in the night sky. It is an experience we share across cultures and continents. As our closest celestial neighbor, the moon touches on many aspects of our lives and has inspired interest from people across centuries. 


In The Moon Tonight, you can share that same sense of wonder with your child through the eyes of a father-daughter duo as they learn the science behind the twenty-nine-day lunar cycle and the moon’s four phases: crescent, quarter, full, and new.

With age-appropriate and easy-to-follow scientific explanations by astronomer Jung Chang-hoon paired with stunningly beautiful acrylic drawings by an award-winning Bologna Book Fair Illustrator of the Year, Jang Ho, this picture book offers families a reading experience that is both poetic and educational.


A perfect STEM classroom read and bedtime story for little readers curious about where the moon goes and why.

          A USBBY Outstanding International Trade Book

2023 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Longlist 

"Exquisite." New York Times 

"Lovely and aptly luminous.” — Booklist

"[A] luminous…ethereal exploration.” ― Publishers Weekly

"Comprehensive….Beautifully illustrated and carefully attractive, helpful addition to the science shelf.” Kirkus Reviews 

"Really clear explanation of a topic kids can explore for themselves. Interesting information with gorgeous illustrations that will take you in deeper to noticing the moon you see each night.” — Alisa Edwards, Napa Bookmine, CA


Author: Jung Chang-hoon

Illustrator: Jang Ho

Translator: Paige Morris

ISBN: 9781737603252

Hardcover with Jacket

Full-Color Illustrations

Age Range: 4 to 9

Grade Range: Grade 1 to Grade 3

Themes:  Science, Astronomy, 

Nature / Environment,  Seasons, Wonders

9.6 x 8.7 inches, 36 pages
Publication Date: January 24, 2023

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