The Apollo 11 50th anniversary is coming up, and you know we are celebrating with a list of moon books for kids! This booklist has it all — from non-fiction fact books about the moon’s role in our solar system to biographies of the astronauts and scientists who made the moon landing possible.

19 books to celebrate the moon landing's 50th anniversary

Be sure to check out our moon-themed invitations to play in the Resource Library!

19 Moon Books for Kids

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If you’ve been around here long, you know I LOVE Gail Gibbons’ non-fiction children’s books.

Seymour Simon also has great solar system books for kids, including this one about the moon.

If your library doesn’t have either of those, here’s a few more that give a good overview of the moon:

The Moon (Isaac Asimovs 21st Century Library of the Universe: the Solar System)


The Moon Seems to Change (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)


Exploring Our Solar System: The Moon

While you are learning more about the moon landing, you might also want to check out books about astronauts:

Busy People: Astronaut


If You Decide to Go to the Moon

And now for books all about the moon landing!

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon 


Moon Landing (Graphic History) 


Eight Days Gone


Rocket To The Moon


When Neil Armstrong Built a Wind Tunnel


Ordinary People Change the World: I Am Neil Armstrong


One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong


Neil Armstrong: Young Flyer

Apollo 11 Moon Landing: An Interactive Space Exploration Adventure


Our library doesn’t actually have Moonshot, but you might enjoy this article on Medium: “The Time I Called Out a Children’s Book Author For Letting Girls Down”

I AM raising a girl who wants to work at NASA when she grows up, so Katherine Johnson and Margaret Hamilton are big heroes around here. 😉

You Should Meet Katherine Johnson

Margaret and the Moon

Space Activities for Kids

While you’re here, be sure to check out our list of solar system books and space activities for kids!

Your library may have other moon books for kids. Can you think of any I missed?

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19 Great Moon Books for Kids