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The Best Books About the Moon

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For the past few years we have really enjoyed learning and exploring astronomy. This year we revisited our moon phases and even learned the Native American names for the Full Moons. There is so much that we can learn from reading great books. That is why today we are sharing our favorite fiction and non-fiction children’s books about the moon! Reading books with your kids is the best!

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Books About the Moon

The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons

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Gail Gibbons is one of our favorite Non-Fiction Authors. She has wrote so many books that we have recommended over the years. This book will share many facts about the moon and is perfect for an astronomy unit study.


Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant


Cynthia Rylant does a wonderful job explaining: “Long ago Native Americans gave names to the full moons they watched throughout the year. Each month had a moon. And each moon had a name.…” We love Cynthia Rylant books!


One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh

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A wonderful story of how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin traveled 240,000 miles through space to set foot on the moon. Perfect for children and a major part of history.


I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis


I love this book! If you took the moon for a walk what would you show it? This little boy takes it on a wonderful neighborhood adventure. The folk-art illustrations are lovely too.


Planets, Moons and Stars: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)  by Laura Evert

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Great educational information on planets, moons and stars. Perfect for children age 6 and older. This book is a great introduction to the Solar System.


Let’s Explore the Moon: Moons and Planets for Kids by Baby Professor


A great book for children to explore astronomy. This book is filled with interesting facts and the author makes it easy for children to understand.


If You Decide To Go To The Moon by Faith McNulty


This is such a fun book for kids. They will learn what it takes to travel to the moon and how to get back. Your children will love this moon adventure.


Walk When the Moon Is Full by Frances Hamerstrom

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Your children will find many surprises in this book. It’s the perfect story about exploring at night under the moon.


Did I miss your favorite? If I did please share it in the comments, so I can check it out. I always love finding new books to read.

Moon Activities – Montessori Inspired Astronomy (Free Printables)

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