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Bear Shadow

Author/Illustrator: Frank Asch

Simon and Schuster
ISBN 0-671-66866-8

"...It was almost noon.  The sun was high in the sky and Shadow was nowhere to be seen..."

"...Time passed and the sun once again cast shadows everywhere."

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Author/ Illustrator: Rosemary Wells

Puffin Books
ISBN: 0-14-056728-3

Nora makes lots of noise to get her parents' attention.  But it's only when she crashes out the door and silence descends that her family miss her -- and go searching during one  evening.

Papa, please get the moon for me.

Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle

Simon and Schuster


Author: Ronni Shotter
Illustrator: Marylin Hafner

Little, Brown and Company

A family sits down for an evening meal while a crescent moon is visible out the window.  
Outside the Window

Author: Anna Egan Smucker
Illustrator: Stacey Schuett

Alfred A. Knopf

Birds watch a boy climbing into bed while a crescent moon is visible.  
Time for Bed

Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Jane Dyer

Gulliver Books
(Harcourt Brace & Company)

Several baby animals prepare to go to bed concurrently as evening settles and while the moon is visible in the sky.  
Prayers for a Small Child

Illustrator: Eloise Wilkin

Random House, Inc.

A child saying evening prayers views a crescent moon outside her window.  
The Park in the Dark

Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrator: Barbara Firth

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books

The narration begins, "When the sun goes down and the moon comes up..."  The animals sneak out to spend a night in the park.  Late at night when back in bed, the animals see a thin crescent moon out the window.  
The Earth and Sky

Authors: Gallimard Jeunesse and Jean-Pierre Verdet
Illustrator: Sylvaine Perols

First Discovery Books
(Scholastic Inc.)

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

Harper Collins Publishers

A boy is "sent to bed without eating anything" while a crescent moon (with earthshine lighting up the dark side) is visible out the bedroom window.  
Where Does the Brown Bear Go?

Nick Weiss

Greenwillow Books

A boy and his stuffed animals go to bed "when evening settles: with a crescent moon visible out the window.  

Edith Twining


A sleeping boy is visited by the Sandman while a crescent moon is visible, presumably early in the night.  
Beyond the Milky Way

Author: Marilyn Sadler
Illustrator: Roger Bollen

Random House, Inc.

A girl looking out a window, presumably in the evening, observes a crescent moon.  
The Way Home

Author: Judith Benet Richardson
Illustrator: Salley Maror

MacMillan Publishing Co.

Two elephants walk home at the end of the day.  
KidsSongs 2

Author: Nancy Cassidy
Illustrator: Jim M'Guinness

Klutz Press

The illustration, showing a child in bed with a crescent moon visible, accompanies the lyrics to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."  
Mouse in House

Author/Illustrator: Judith Schermer

Houghton Mifflin Co.

A family goes to bed with a moon visible out the window.  
What Does Baby Hear?

Author: Denise Lewis Patrick
Illustrator: Kathy Cruickshank

Western Publishing Company, Inc.

The baby has just gone to bed in the evening, with a crescent moon visible out the window.  
Sky Dragon

Author/Illustrator: Ronald Wegen

Greenwillow Books

Hikers view a waning crescent moon as "it's getting dark" outside.  
Knock at a Star

Authors: X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy
Illustrator: Karen Ann Weinhaus

Publisher:  ?

Two children view a crescent moon and stars in the sky.  
Goodnight, Little Kitten

Author: Nancy Christensen
Illustrator: Dennis Hockerman

Children's Press

A kitten is going to bed with a crescent moon visible out the window.  
Eency Weency Spider

Author: Joanne Oppenheim
Illustrator: S.D. Schindler

Publisher: ?

At the end of the day, a spider weaves a web under the light of a crescent moon.  
June 29, 1999

Authors/Illustrator: David Wiesner

Clarion Books

A girl gazes at a thin crescent moon, presumably in the evening after she listened to the evening news.  
Goodnight Gorilla

Peggy Rathman

G.P. Putnam's Sons

A night watchman locks up the zoo with a crescent moon visible.  
The Little Quiet Book

Author: Katherine Ross
Illustrator: Jean Hirashima

Random House, Inc.

A crescent moon is visible out a window in the evening.  
10 Bears in My Bed

Stan Mack

Pantheon Books
(Random House)

A boy going to bed chases ten bears from his room.  A crescent moon is visible out the window.  
It's Not Easy Being a Bunny

Author: Marylin Sadler
Illustrator: Roger Bollen

Random House Inc.

The bunny is reading a book, presumably in the evening, with a crescent moon seen out the window.  
Half a Moon and One Whole Star

Author: Crescent Dragonwagon
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Aladdin Books
MacMillan Publishing Co.

"Half a moon" is seen above the earth when nighttime approaches.  

Note:  The images above are the copyrighted property of the respective creators, as cited.  The images are reproduced here for educational purposes under the "Fair Use" premise of U.S. copyright law.

Contributed by Chuck Bueter.  

GLPA Proceedings, 1997, p. 161.


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