Books for Kids: Books About the Moon

Stories, facts and more all about the Moon!

Updated August 30, 2023
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Bok's giant leap : one moon rock's journey through time and space
Armstrong, Neil
First man on the moon Neil Armstrong's only children's book is a unique exploration of how the Earth and the Moon came to be. The entire epic history of the Earth and the Moon is recounted through the observations of one special moon rock named Bok. Geologists say that rocks...
The moon
Bauer, Marion Dane.
Learn about the moon in the first book in this new, nonfiction Level 1 Ready-to-Read series about the universe that's perfect for kids who love science and space! Everyone loves Earth's little neighbor: the moon! It lights up our night sky, guides our oceans, and so much more....
The moon changes shape
Beaton, Kathryn
Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. Tell Me Why The Moon Changes Shape t offers answers to their most compelling questions about the lunar phases. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text...
Mission to the moon!
Brown, Jordan
Join Jet Propulsion and his friends as they travel to the moon in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on a popular episode of PBS's hit show Ready Jet Go! Jet takes his friends on an out of this world adventure to the moon! While they are there they take a look back at man's...
The moon
Buxner, Sanlyn
Discover the mysteries of Earth's closest neighbor in this incredible guide to the Moon. This charming book is the perfect introduction for young readers who want to learn about every aspect of the moon. The Moon features breakdowns of the Moon's formation and geography,...
There was an old astronaut who swallowed the moon!
Colandro, Lucille
Scholastic's bestselling OLD LADY becomes an astronaut in this adventure full of hilarious laughs and fun facts about space -- perfect for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!There was an old astronaut who swallowed the moon. I don't know why she swallowed the moon. It...
Papa put a man on the moon
Dempsey, Kristy
In time for the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, this father-daughter story celebrates a small community's big contribution to one of America's greatest accomplishments. Marthanne and her father sit side by side, looking out over their mill village as the moon glows in...
The moon's time to shine
Emmons, Scott
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! The inquisitive robots from the award-winning StoryBots apps, videos, and Emmy Award-winning Netflix show star in a Step 1 reader that is over the moon! Children will recognize the signature catchy rhymes and colorful art...
Gilstrap, Katie
Spacemanatee! is a story about Anna Lee, a sweet-natured manatee whose dreams are even bigger than her mighty flippers.  Every night, Anna Lee Manatee meets with her friend, The Loon, to stargaze. When Anna Lee shares her belief of a "Manatee on the Moon," The Loon...
Field trip to the moon
Hare, John, (Children's book illustrator)
It's field trip day, and students are excited to travel on their yellow spaceship bus from their space station to the moon in this wordless picture book. An ALA Notable Children's Book A Golden Duck Notable Picture Book Climb aboard the spaceship bus for a...
Moon's first friends : one giant leap for friendship
Hill, Susanna Leonard
A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller! Delight in this heartwarming picture book about a moon who just wants a friend... the perfect Christmas gift! Commemorate the extraordinary 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and learn about the spaceflight that first landed...
Moon! : Earth's best friend
McAnulty, Stacy
From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon! Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon--told from the perspective of the moon itself. Meet Moon! She's more than just a rock--she's Earth's...
Eight days gone
McReynolds, Linda.
"Snappy verse and retro art recount Apollo 11's historic, eight-day mission to the moon in 1969. Young readers learn the basics about the gear, equipment, and spaceship used by the astronauts, as well as the history of NASA's moon mission."
A fort on the Moon
Pouncey, Maggie
Using a bunch of "junk" their mom left in a heap by the back door, brothers Fox and Dodge Wilder blast off by night for their fifth trip to the moon. They strap into their old car-seats and put on their protective bike helmets and winter coats. Ready for lift off! When they land, they...
Earth space moon base
Price, Ben Joel
A spaceman, a robot, and a cheeky monkey use a most unusual method to protect Earth from hungry, googly-eyed moon aliens. Ben Joel Price's offbeat rhymes and colorful, retro-style illustrations evoke a funny little world away from ours, which will captivate readers young and old.
The astronaut who painted the moon : the true story of Alan Bean
Robbins, Dean
Journey to the moon on the Apollo 12 mission with Alan Bean, the fourth astronaut to walk on the lunar surface and the only artist to paint its beauty firsthand!As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an...
Margaret and the Moon : how Margaret Hamilton saved the first Lunar Landing
Robbins, Dean
A true story from one of the Women of NASA! Margaret Hamilton loved numbers as a young girl. She knew how many miles it was to the moon (and how many back). She loved studying algebra and geometry and calculus and using math to solve problems in the outside world. Soon math...
Long Night Moon
Rylant, Cynthia.
Have you ever stopped to consider what might be revealed in one spot over one year by twelve unique and exquisite full moons?
A moon of my own
Rustgi, Jennifer
Travel the world with the moon in this imaginative picture book, featuring beautiful silhouetted art, STEM/STEAM activities, and moon facts. Perfect for the toddler or young reader in your life, storytime, and preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Read on the International Space Station...
If you were the moon
Salas, Laura Purdie
What would you do if you were the moon? Do you think you would rest quietly in the night sky? Oh, no. The moon does so much more than you might imagine! It spins like a twilight ballerina, plays tug-of-war with the ocean, and lights a pathway for baby sea turtles. Discover the many other roles...
Savage, Stephen
Chase the silvery light of the moon across the sleeping world in this elegant modern lullaby. At once profound and playful, this bedtime story follows the moonlight as it travels across the globe. From jungle to sea, from ocean to valley, from distant lands right to your own...
Full moon pups
Scanlon, Liz Garton
This lyrical, gorgeously illustrated picture book in verse follows a litter of baby wolf pups in the wild through their first full lunar cycle. Deep in the forest, Mama Wolf gives birth to an adorable litter of pups under a sky full of moon. Over the next month, the pups will...
Splat the Cat and the cat in the moon
Scotton, Rob
Splat the Cat tries to figure out what the moon is made of in this hilarious I Can Read story from the New York Times bestselling author Rob Scotton.  When Splat and Plank disagree about the moon, will Plank's telescope help answer all their questions  ...
A big mooncake for Little Star
Lin, Grace
A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin Pat, pat, pat... Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake. Little Star loves the delicious...
A computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon
Slade, Suzanne
The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon! Katherine knew it was wrong that African Americans didn't have the...
Moon : a peek-through picture book
Teckentrup, Britta
From the much-loved children's series that began with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book comes an informative book with peek-through holes that show the moon's different phases with each turn of the page. Over deserts and forests, Arctic tundra and tropical beaches, the...
I really want to fly to the Moon!
Ziefert, Harriet
Take off with Really Bird and friends as they set their sights on a trip to outer space in this latest hilarious adventure.  Meet Really Bird, a small bird who lives in a large city park with his friends Cat, Pup, Mouse, and Rabbit. In each story, Really Bird...
The moon keeper
Fall in love with this moving and magical picture book about a sweet, conscientious polar bear, the moon, and the special connection they share. Illustrated with a classic feel and told with a refreshing voice, The Moon Keeper is a perfect bedtime story with gentle messages...
A kite for Moon
Yolen, Jane
Dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, A Kite for Moon is the perfect children's book to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States moon landing. Written by New York Times bestselling author of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Jane Yolen and her daughter, Heidi Stemple, this...

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