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.
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!
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.
- Make some edible moon rocks with our easy recipe
- Create a moon complete with craters with our Puffy Paint Moon Craft
- Learn about the moon together with a DIY Phases of the Moon Night Light
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.