When diving into a new topic with my children, one of our first steps is visiting the library to take out some books on the subject. So, if you’re looking to learn all about the Moon with your preschooler, I have the perfect list of children’s books about the moon just for you!
I provide a suggested book list for every theme in my Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Curriculum, as well as all of my Family Unit Studies. This list of children’s books about the moon is from the Moon theme in my Preschool Curriculum, Play into Kindergarten Readiness.
If you haven’t heard of Play into Kindergarten Readiness before, let me give you the briefest of rundowns. The curriculum includes 28 weeks of daily activities to enjoy with your little one. You cover all fundamental preschool skills in 20 minutes of play a day. You can take a peek right here: Play into Kindergarten Readiness
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Now back to those books! Here are the six books I recommend for the Moon theme in Play into Kindergarten Readiness.
I strongly suggest you get these books from the library if you are able to. I have also included my Amazon affiliate links below, in case you would like to add them to your personal library.
6 of the Best Children’s Books About the Moon
#1: The Moon Book
Book Suggestion: The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
Shining light on all kinds of fascinating facts about our moon, this simple introductory book includes information on how the moon affects the oceans’ tides, why the same side of the moon always faces Earth, and more.
#2: Max and the Tag-Along Moon
Book Suggestion: Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper
In Max and the Tag-Along Moon, his lush paintings perfectly capture the wonder of the moon, the love between grandfather and grandson, and that feeling of magic every child experiences when the moon follows him home.
#3: I Am the Moon!
Book Suggestion: I Am the Moon! by Rebecca McDonald
I Am the Moon is a great starting point for teaching young children the basics about the moon. Bright, colorful illustrations and facts explained in a funny and easy to follow way keep children’s attention.
#4: Moon! Earth’s Best Friend
Book Suggestion: Moon! Earth’s Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty
Meet Moon! She’s more than just a rock,―she’s Earth’s rock, her best friend she can always count on. Moon never turns her back on her friend (literally: she’s always facing Earth with the same side!). These two will stick together forever.
#5: Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book
Book Suggestion: Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup
Over deserts and forests, Arctic tundra, and tropical beaches, the moon shines down on creatures around the world. Children will love discovering how it changes from day to day as the lunar cycle is shown through clever peek-through holes, each revealing the moon in a different size and shape.
#6: The Napping House
Book Suggestion: The Napping House by Audrey Wood
In the napping house is a cozy bed piled high with a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, and a slumbering mouse. All is at peace until the appearance of an unexpected visitor, and before you know it, no one is sleeping!
There you have it, my friend, six children’s books about the moon!
If you want beautifully easy days, where your preschooler learns all core skills in 20 minutes of play a day, be sure to check out Play into Kindergarten Readiness. One activity a day, and your little one will be set to soar!
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