Aliana Reaches for the Moon
By Laura Roettiger
"Aliana Reaches for the Moon interweaves science and art to tell a beautiful story about a budding young scientist who serves as a wonderful mentor and role model for her younger brother." ~Grace Wolf-Chase, PhD; Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
In this charming STEAM book, children will see how the light of the full moon inspires Aliana to create a present for her brother Gustavo, which will surprise the whole family.
Aliana loves observing everything in nature.
When she notices how bright the light of the full moon shines into her room, she spends time learning about the moon and experimenting with light.
As she prepares for her brother's birthday, she plans a wonderful surprise to be revealed with the next full moon.
What people are saying!
"This short children’s book imparts many pearls of wisdom about the qualities of a scientist, while telling an engaging story about a girl’s caring relationship with her younger brother. Using her ingenuity, imagination, and ordinary household materials, Aliana creates a special experience for Gustavo’s 5th birthday. Aliana Reaches for the Moon encourages all children – and especially girls - to read, explore, experiment, and to take notice of the natural world. There’s even an important message for parents – doing science can be messy!" ~ Grace Wolf-Chase, PhD; Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
"Curiosity and imagination, paired with research and experimental play, help Aliana bring her unique idea to life. Aliana Reaches for the Moon will inspire readers to use science, imagination, and experimental play to create their own innovations." ~Linda Schwab, Flight Director, Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
Interview with the author: KidLit Lollipop