Goodnight Moon: Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon

Author: Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator: Clement Hurd
Publisher: Harper and Bros.
Publication Year: 1947
Brief Summary: In this beloved night-time classic, the narrator bids goodnight to everything that is near and dear to the child.  The rhymes are gentle and calming, and children will love being soothed to sleep by the poem.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

 Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:
  • Use with younger students; pair with companion book My World, also by Margaret Wise Brown.
  • Discuss nighttime routines: what do your parents do to help you get sleepy at night?  A bath?  A story?  Do you have a favorite pet/stuffed animals you sleep with?
  • Discuss rhyming words in the book.  Give one of the words in the rhyming pair and have the children think of words that rhyme with it.
  • Have older children draw a picture of their room and label.

Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Text-to-text connections
  • Text-to-self connections

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Personal Library


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