All year long our little ones have been fascinated by the moon, they have loved seeing how it changes, as it waxes and wanes, as well as learn a little more about the original names of the moons each month. These moon books have filled our book basket as we explore the moon more. If you want to see some of the activities we’ve been doing as well check out them after the books at the end. Before that, though here are our hand-picked selection of moon-themed books for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Toddler and Preschool Books about the Moon

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We love learning about the moon from those people that first explored it to how it changes and what effect those changes have on the earth. These books are our first collection that we have shared with our toddlers and preschoolers when we have moon themed weeks of fun together (usually when there is a full or new moon). To make it easy for you, each book is linked through to Amazon via the image and underlined link.

Moon a Peek-Through Picture Book

In Moon a Peek-Through Picture book, you can use the peek-through holes of each page to see the different phases of the moon as you flip through this book.

Moon! Earth’s Best Friend

Learn about the moon’s formation and history told from the moon itself in this adorable children’s book Moon! Earth’s Best Friend.

Good Night, Baby Moon

Learn about the moon phases as these curious rabbits go on a nighttime walk and learn about the moon in Good Night, Baby Moon by DK.

Hello, World! Moon Landing

In Hello, World! Moon Landing by Jill McDonald you and your tot can discover everything about the first landing on the moon with this board book that teaches them all about NASA and Apollo 11.

I Took the Moon for a Walk

Follow along on this magical adventure in I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis and Alison Jay. Where a young boy becomes friends with the moon and they go on a walk together.

Moon’s First Friends

Learn about flying to space and the astronauts who were the first to land on the moon with this heartwarming tale about the moon looking to make some new friends in Moon’s First Friend by Susanna Leonard Hill.

The Moon Book

Why does the moon face the earth? How does it affect the tides? All these and more questions are answered in The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons one of our favourite non-fiction authors for toddlers and preschoolers.

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

In the heartwarming story Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle. A little girl named Monica wants the moon to play with, we follow her Papa as he tries to find a way to bring the moon home to his little girl.

Lasso The Moon

This soothing poem Lasso the Moon takes place up in the sky as Tex and Rosie take to the skies!

Thomas on the Moon

Follow Thomas the Tank Engine in Thomas on the Moon as he explores the solar system and tries to land on the moon!

Cosmic Space Books for your fledgling astronaut, help them soar into the stars with these books for toddlers and preschoolers focused on outer space.

Looking for more book recommendations for your budding astronauts and astronomers, then check out our best space books for toddlers and preschoolers for even more ideas.

Moon Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

After reading all about the moon why not have some fun with these moon themed activities you and they can do together.

Edible Moon Rocks Recipe to Cook with Kids a fun space themed snack for kids to make
DIY Puffy Paint recipe and space themed artwork using the recipe based on the book If you Decide to go to the Moon by Faith McNulty.
Create your own moon phase display with this simple tutorial on how to create a light up moon phase bunting for your room or home
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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