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If You Decide to Go to the Moon
Faith McNulty, Scholastic Press, 2005, ISBN 0590483595
Children age 4–8 will enjoy this picture book that tells the story of a young boy's journey to the Moon. Within the story are bits of fact about the Moon.

On the Moon
Anna Milbourne and Laura Fearn, Usborne Books, 2004, ISBN 0794506178
A well illustrated book for children ages 4 to 8 that examines the Moon, its environment, and the astronauts who explored it.

The Best Book of the Moon
Ian Graham, Kingfisher, 2005, ISBN 0753459027
Lunar cycles and eclipses, features, landings, and myths are presented for children ages 4 to 8.

Max Goes to the Moon: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog
Jeffrey Bennett, Big Kid Science, 2003, ISBN 0972181903
In this engaging read for children ages 4 to 8 Max the dog and his human buddy explore the Moon and what it takes to build a Moon colony. A hands-on activity family activity is included.

Moontellers: Myths of the Moon from Around the World
Lynn Moroney, Northland Publishing, 1995, ISBN 0873586018
The author provides twelve different interpretations of images that can be seen on the surface of the Moon. This book is great for ages 4 and up!

Footprints on the Moon
Alexandra Siy, Charlesbridge, 2001 ISBN 1570914087
This photo-essay on man's exploration of the moon features color and black and white photos, and is for children between 5 and 10. It concludes with a look at future Moon camps.

One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong
Don Brown, Houghton Mifflin, 1998, ISBN 0395884012
This picture book biography of the first person to walk on the moon will inspire any kid to be an astronaut. The loose watercolor and ink cartoon illustrations and brief but factual text make this inviting to children age 6–9.

The Moon
Seymour Simon, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2003, ISBN 0689835639
An exploration of the Moon with fantastic images for children ages 7 to 10.

Reaching for the Moon
Buzz Aldrin, HarperCollins, 2005, ISBN 0060554452
Buzz Aldrin, famed Apollo 11 Moonwalker, shares with children ages 7–12 his extraordinary adventures on the Moon, and all the events that led up to that remarkable journey. Colorful illustrations and personal insights from a man who lived the dream, make this an interesting and inspiring read.

The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon
Bea Uusma Schyffert, Chronicle Books, 2003, ISBN 0811840077
Subtitled "The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collin," readers learn about the vital role Collins played in Armstrong and Aldrin landing on the moon. Magazine-style graphics and color photos put 8 to 11 year old readers in the pilot's seat.

Moon Landing
Richard Platt, 2008, ISBN:  978-0-7636-4046-0
Children explore the Apollo 11 Moon landing through the interactive features of this pop-up book. A three-dimensional Moon marks the Apollo landing sites, and the Saturn rocket, command module, and spacesuit offer flaps that open to reveal the interiors. For ages 8 and up.

Home on the Moon: Living on a Space Frontier
Marianne J. Dyson, National Geographic Children's Books, 2003, ISBN 0792271939
Readers ages 9 to 11 will learn about the lunar environment, history, and resources as they imagine a future human colony.  What should colonists take? What will they do? Where will they live?  Activities engage children further.

Jump Into Science: Moon
Steve Tomecek, National Geographic Children's Books, 2005, ISBN 0792251237
Children go on a journey with a bug and a cat to discover the Moon’s scientific history and concepts. This is a great book for ages 9–12.

Dot to Dot in the Sky: Stories of the Moon
Joan Marie Galat, Whitecap Books, 2004, ISBN 1552856100
The author shares with children age 9–12 stories about the Moon from other cultures. Moon facts are listed with each story presented.

The Moon
Elaine Landau, Children's Press, 2008, ISBN 0531125629
The author provides children age 9–12 basic information about the Moon. Images support the text.

The Moon
David Jefferis, Crabtree Publishing Company, 2008, ISBN 0778737314
This book provides children ages 9–12 with a lot of great information about the Moon, its phases, surface characteristics and how you can observe the Moon. Also provided are interesting facts and a glossary.

Exploring the Moon
Rebecca Olien, PowerKids Press, 2007, ISBN 1404234667
The Moon’s beginning, layers, craters and more are explained in this easy-to-read book for 9–12 year olds. Images to illustrate the author's topic accompany the text.

Stories of the Moon
Joan Marie Galat, 2004, Walrus Books, ISBN: 1552856100
A beautifully illustrated collection of stories about the Moon from cultures around the world for children ages 9 to 12. Interesting lunar facts are interwoven throughout.

The Moon: Earth's Companion in Space
Michael D. Cole, 2001, Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 0766015106
Children ages 9 to 12 learn about lunar orbits and phases, human exploration, and the mystery about how our Moon formed.

Lunar Science Cards
Phlare’s Inc., 2005, 0974114790
Children ages 9–12 can learn about the Moon's history, geology, geography and physical features with these question and answer cards.

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
Catherine Thimmesh, 2006, Houghton Mifflin, ISBN: 0618507574
Children ages 10 and older will enjoy this well illustrated exploration of the events and people who made it possible to put humans on the Moon.

Earth And The Moon
Ron Miller, 2003, 21st Century, ISBN: 0761323589
Written for young teens, this book examines the theories of the Moon's formation, and the complex relationship between the Earth and Moon.

Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon
David Reynolds, 2002, Harcourt, ISBN: 0151009643
A captivating history of the people and events leading up to, and involved in, the Apollo lunar exploration missions. Young adults and adults will enjoy this well illustrated adventure. Landing site maps and landscape photographs are stunning.

The Earth and the Moon
Linda Elkins-Tanton, Chelsea House, 2006, ISBN 0816051941
Written for young adults and adults, this book discusses Earth's size, orbit, mass, seasons and more as well as the evolution of the Moon.

Last updated
June 28, 2010


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