momstown‘s zooming off to the moon with some fun and engaging space-themed books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. We’ve got a lot to choose from if you’re looking to explore space and the stars with your child.
Zoom into Space Little Tick Tock books
Short but sweet board book with touch and feel features on each page. Touch the shiny rocket, the spongy moon, and the fuzzy aliens. Simple text and bright pictures – perfect for young groups.
My Space Adventure Sparkle Book
Cute board book with sparkle/shiny pictures showing an astronaut as he prepares to go to outer space. Teaching points on each page, including ‘hunt and find’, ‘countdown’, colours, counting, and ‘spot the difference’. Introduces rocket ship, planets, outer space.
Curious George and the Rocket by H.A. Rey
Though some Curious George books can be a bit lengthy for toddlers, this book was found in a board book length which makes it more accessible. Our little monkey George gets to go into space in a rocket ship! He finds a space suit to fit him, does the countdown, and blasts off! He lands safely home to his friend, the man with the yellow hat.
Rocket to the Moon by Lerryn Korda
Little Nye and his friends want to go to the moon. He starts building a rocket with pots and pans, and soon all of his friends are on board on an imaginary trip to the moon. Fortunately they get back in time for snacks! Cute illustrations and simple text.
A Circle in the Sky by Zachary Wilson
This book does a great job of combining the space them and shapes. A little boy sees a ‘circle in the sky’ (the moon) and builds a rocket ship out of different shapes (triangles, rectangles, etc.) to take a trip to the moon. Short and sweet – written in rhyme.
What book sends your child zooming off to the moon?