Children’s Books About the Moon

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

Thanking the Moon
by Grace Lin

I Took the Moon for a Walk
by Carolyn Curtis

by Walter de la Mare

by Britta Teckentrup

Little Bell and the Moon
by Giles Paley-Phillips

Balloon to the Moon
by Gill Arbuthnott

Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown

The Moon Book
by Gail Gibbons

Long Night Moon
by Cynthia Rylant

Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen

by Adam Rex

City Moon
by Rachael Cole

Full Moon Lore
by Ellen Wahi

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!

Slow Down
by Rachel Williams

by Raman Prinja

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?

L xxx

Did you see our Autumn Children’s Book list?
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