Children's Books About the Moon

Before bed, many children look out the window and say goodnight to the Moon, as it attracts their attention. In this article, discover children's books about the Moon.
Children's Books About the Moon

Last update: 15 May, 2020

Today we decided to share some amazing books about the Moon that will delight your children due to everything they’ll discover in them.

Many children love the Moon, that important natural satellite that indicates the arrival of night. The fact that its shape changes as the days pass, how bright it is, or the incredible height it’s located at are some of the aspects that most attract children’s attention.

Wonderful children’s books about the Moon

1. A Taste of the Moon by Michael Grejniec

This book has all the necessary ingredients to become one of your children’s favorites. Its title gives a glimpse of what it’s about – a group of animals that want to reach the Moon.

It makes your children see that they’re not the only ones who are fascinated by this natural satellite! For this reason, the animals in this book want a taste of the Moon.

This is one of the best illustrated books about the Moon recommended for children ages three and up. We’re sure it’ll delight your children, as it features many of the things they love!

Children's Books About the Moon

2. Luna: The Science and Stories of Our Moon by David Aguilar

National Geographic has a collection of books for children called National Geographic Kids. One of the titles of this fantastic collection is Luna: The Science and Stories of Our Moon.

This informative book will help answer many of your child’s questions about this natural satellite. Its craters, its eclipses, and the history of the astronauts that have reached it are some of the most important facts this book shares.

3. The Moon: Stories to Read in the Dark by Ignasi Valios I Bunuel

The main goal of children’s books should be to attract children’s attention. And we believe that this book has succeeded in doing just that!

It’s a totally different book from the ones we mentioned above because, for children to be able to discover its illustrations, they must put the pages under a light, through a flashlight or a lamp. In addition to this very different way of discovering the book’s illustrations, the accompanying text shares popular songs and poems about the Moon.

This text has a very simple poetic structure recommended for children between the ages of three and six. In fact, you can read it to them before bed.

4. When We Walked on the Moon by David Long, one of the children’s books about the Moon

One of the subjects related to the Moon is astronauts, those who reached this very interesting natural satellite. For this reason, this is a book recommended for children ages ten and up, for those dreamers who want to set foot on the Moon and, thus, want to know about the experiences of those who went there.

Children's Books About the Moon

This fantastic book contains many relevant data of the stories of trips to the Moon. The text and the very realistic illustrations allow anyone who reads this book to walk in the shoes of these astronauts and enjoy the adventure as if they were part of the expedition.

5. La Luna no funciona (In English: The Moon Doesn’t Work) by Alexia Fernández Arribas

As we mentioned above, many children love looking at the Moon at night before bed. And this is what happens to Noah, the main character of the story.

But when Noah gets up one morning, the Moon is gone. From then on, the little girl and her incredible imagination devise a number of actions to find the Moon: look for it in case it fell from the sky, turn it on in case it’s off, create a spaceship to illuminate it… However, none of these actions makes the Moon appear at night.

With simple and large text, as well as beautiful illustrations, The Moon Doesn’t Work will make both adults and children laugh.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Greniec, M. (2007). ¿A qué sabe la luna? Kalandraka.
  • Aguilar, D. (2019). El gran libro de la luna. National Geographyc Kids.
  • Valios, I. (2018). Cuentos para leer a oscuras: la luna. Anaya.
  • Long, D. (2019). Cuando caminábamos por la luna. Patio.
  • Fernández, A. (2015). La luna no funciona. Babidi – bú.

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