Whether it’s a celebration of the Harvest Moon, the moon festival or you’re simply searching for a great selection of books that include the moon, we have got something to cover all angles in our collection of children’s books about the moon.
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Children’s Books about the Moon
With the harvest moon approaching, and my very large stack of books about the moon sat in front of me, it inspired me to write a collection for you all, in case you’re looking for some inspiration. Some of them will be more educational, but mostly they’re children’s story/picture books that make for a perfect addition to your children’s moon projects or interests.
A favourite in our house is A Big Mooncake for Little Star (by Grace Lin), about a cheeky, little girl who sneakily takes bits of a mooncake her mother made. Gradually you see the different phases of the moon as she is munching away. It’s clever, and my 3rd daughter thinks it’s hilarious!
We do also definitely appreciate some beautiful artwork accompanying informational books too, like in Planetarium and Balloon to the Moon. Also, Slow Down by Rachel Williams has a glorious, double page spread, all about the moon. It’s worth checking out!
I’m not sure why, but children’s books about the moon are just instantly more magical. Is that because the moon itself is magical? Perhaps!
Check out our list of books about/featuring the moon, and let us know if you have any or try any!
Hello, Harvest Moon
by Ralph Fletcher
A Big Mooncake for Little Star
by Grace Lin
Thanking the Moon
by Grace Lin
I Took the Moon for a Walk
by Carolyn Curtis
The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
by David Almond
by Walter de la Mare
by Britta Teckentrup
Franklin and Luna go to the Moon
by Jen Campbell
Little Bell and the Moon
by Giles Paley-Phillips
Balloon to the Moon
by Gill Arbuthnott
by Margaret Wise Brown
The Moon Book
by Gail Gibbons
Moon Festival Wishes
by Jillian Lin
Sing to the Moon
by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
The Moon Inside
by Sandra V. Feder
Worth a mention…
These books may not be purely moon focused, but have great pages that are worth seeing!
Books are such a great way to celebrate or really indulge in a topic you’re learning about. For many, the moon is celebrated at numerous points throughout the year, so having children’s books about the moon around can be really useful!
Do you own any of the books on our list?