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“What are the best books about or featuring the Moon?” We looked at 226 of the top Moon books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

We found over 200 books about or featuring the moon. There are nonfiction books, science fiction titles, children’s tales and every other moon related type of book you can think of.

The top 33 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Moon” articles, are ranked below by how many times they showed up. The remaining books, as well as the articles we used, are listed in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 33 Books About The Moon



Editors Choice – Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Seveneves is our pick because it touches most of the genres covered in this article. It is both about the moon and what would happen to the Earth without it. It is Science Fiction with a lot of real science.

“A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . .”

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33 .) A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke

Lists It Appears On:

  • Wikipedia
  • Best Science Fiction Books

“A lunar cruise ends in disaster after a moonquake sinks the cruiser Selene beneath a sea of liquid-fine lunar dust on the Moon’s Sea of Thirst. Facing enormous environmental barriers, the rescue team finds their courage, ingenuity, and resources tested to the breaking point-as trapped passengers and crew slowly run out of time.

Originally published in 1961, A Fall of Moondust was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel-and was the first science fiction tale chosen as a Reader’s Digest Condensed Book. Informed by the most current scientific knowledge of the time, A Fall of Moondust is a realistically-conceived and gripping story of human resourcefulness and triumph in the face of nearly-insurmountable challenges.”

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32 .) Earthlight by Arthur C. Clarke

Lists It Appears On:

  • Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia

“Earthlight” was first published in the August 1951 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It was later expanded into the novel of the same name.

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31 .) Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger

Lists It Appears On:

  • Teaching With Kids’ Books
  • Feels Like Home

“When day is gone, and shadows begin to deepen, it is time for Grandfather Twilight to close his book, put on his jacket, and go for a walk through the forest.

Little birds hush as he walks by, and the rabbits and other small creatures watch in silence as he performs his very special evening task and returns to his house among the trees. Small readers and listeners, too, will sense the serenity of this poetic story, and will be comforted to learn that the twilight is a gentle, friendly time.”

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30 .) If You Decide To Go To The Moon by Faith McNulty

Lists It Appears On:

  • Teaching With Kids’ Books
  • Natural Beach Living

A young boy narrates an imaginary journey to the moon and back to Earth again.

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29 .) Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chalk In My Pocket
  • Feels Like Home

Kitten’s First Full Moon is an acclaimed modern classic, from one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today. This memorable character and her suspenseful adventure are just right for the very youngest child. It is Kitten’s first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it? Well, no . . . and yes. What a night!

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28 .) Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant

Lists It Appears On:

  • Natural Beach Living
  • Fantastic Fun And Learning

Have you ever stopped to consider what might be revealed in one spot over one year by twelve unique and exquisite full moons?

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27 .) Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

Lists It Appears On:

  • Wikipedia
  • Best Science Fiction Books

“In Ian McDonald’s Luna: New Moon, the scions of a falling house must navigate a world of corporate warfare to maintain their family’s status in the Moon’s vicious political atmosphere.

The Moon wants to kill you.

Maybe it will kill you when the per diem for your allotted food, water, and air runs out, just before you hit paydirt. Maybe it will kill you when you are trapped between the reigning corporations-the Five Dragons-in a foolish gamble against a futuristic feudal society. On the Moon, you must fight for every inch you want to gain. And that is just what Adriana Corta did.

As the leader of the Moon’s newest “”dragon,”” Adriana has wrested control of the Moon’s Helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal corporation and fought to earn her family’s new status. Now, in the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation-Corta Helio-confronted by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana’s five children must defend their mother’s empire from her many enemies… and each other.”

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26 .) Mapping and Naming the Moon: A History of Lunar Cartography and Nomenclature by Ewen A. Whitaker

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Moon Society
  • Lunar Registry

Almost thirty years after the Apollo missions, “Tranquillity Base”, “Hadley Rille”, or “Taurus-Littrow” are names still resonant with the enormous achievements represented by the lunar landings. But how did these places get their names? Who named Copernicus crater? Where did all those names on lunar maps come from, and what stimulated their selection? Ewen Whitaker traces the origins and evolution of the present-day systems for naming lunar features such as craters, mountains, valleys and dark spots. The connections between the prehistoric and historic names, and today’s gazetteer are clearly described. Beautiful lunar maps spanning four centuries of progress wonderfully illustrate the unfolding of our ability to map the Moon. Rare, early photographs add to the sense of history. Comprehensive appendices and the bibliography make this delightful book a work of lasting reference and scholarship.

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25 .) Mavis & Her Marvelous Moon Cakes by Dar Hosta

Lists It Appears On:

  • Feels Like Home
  • Chalk In My Pocket

Some people say that the moon is made of cheese, but Miss Mavis Sugar and her friends know a sweet, little secret… the moon is made of CAKE! Join Mavis Sugar, a lovable striped, orange cat in a colorful, contemporary folktale about lunar phases. Miss Mavis is mixing up something marvelous just for you! Dar Hosta’s vibrant collages will delight your eyes and her rollicking rhymes and alliteration are a delicious recipe for a fun and engaging read. This is one tale that will have you grinning from ear to ear. Mooncake, mooncake is so nice! Now don’t you wish you had a slice?

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24 .) Moon by Steve Tomecek

Lists It Appears On:

  • Teaching With Kids’ Books
  • Fantastic Fun And Learning

A cartoon cat and bug explain scientific history and concepts regarding the Earth’s moon: its ever-changing appearance, composition, comparisons to Earth and the sun, Galileo’s observations and discoveries in 1609, astronauts, orbits, and other topics. Busy, colorful borders are full of decorative details based on the main pictures. A concluding craft project gives instructions on how to make craters.

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23 .) Moonfall by Jack McDevitt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Wikipedia
  • Best Science Fiction Books

“It’s the 21st century, and all is right with the world. Or so it seems.

Vice President Charlie Haskell, who will travel anywhere for a photo op, is about to cut the ribbon for the just-completed American Moonbase. The first Mars voyage is about to leave high orbit, with a woman at the helm. Below, the world is marveling at a rare solar eclipse.

But all that is right is about to go disastrously wrong when an amateur astronomer discovers a new comet. Named for its discover, Tomikois a “”sun-grazer,””an interstellar wanderer with a hundred times the mass and ten times the speed of other comets. And it is headed straight for our moon.

In less than five days, if scientists’ predictions are right, Tomiko will crash into the moon, shattering it into a cloud of superheated gas, dust, and huge chunks of rock that will rain down on the earth, causing chaos and killer storms, possibly tidal waves inundating entire cities…or worse: a single apocalyptic worldwide “”extinction event.””

In the meantime, the population of Moonbase must be evacuated by a hastily assembled fleet of shuttle rockets. There isn’t room, or time enough, for everyone. And the vice president, who rashly promised to be last off (“”I will lock the door and turn off the lights””), is trying to figure out how to get away without eating his words.”

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22 .) On the Moon by Anna Milbourne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Fantastic Fun And Learning
  • Feels Like Home

This is a new title in the fantastic “First Reading” series, part of ‘The Usborne Young Reading Programme’. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. Let your imagination fly – soar into space and take a trip to the moon. It features photographs with real images of the moon and fun puzzles after the story to consolidate learning. Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.

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21 .) Planetary Science: A Lunar Perspective by Stuart Ross Taylor

Lists It Appears On:

  • NSSDC
  • The Moon Society

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20 .) Prelude to Space by Arthur C Clarke

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • Wikipedia

“Here is the compelling story of the launching of Prometheus – Earth’s first true spaceship – and of the men who made it happen.

Dirk Alexson, chronicler of the greatest space adventure of all time: He was chosen to immortalize the incredible story of the men and their heroic mission.

Sir Robert Derwent, Direct-General of Interplanetary-London Headquarters for the International Space-Flight Project: He was the man who got the mission off the ground and into the pages of history.

Professor Maxton, the world’s leading atomic engineer: He designed the huge ship’s drive units and he waited with the rest of the world to see if the project would be a success.”

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19 .) Somnium by Johannes Kepler

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • Wikipedia

According to Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov, Kepler´s “Somnium” (“The Dream”), written around 1611, should be considered the first science-fiction novel ever. The eminent astronomer Johannes Kepler imagines a trip to the moon and speculates about its inhabitants and astronomy.

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18 .) Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program by Donald A. Beattie

Lists It Appears On:

  • NSSDC
  • The Moon Society

How did science get aboard the Apollo rockets, and what did scientists do with the space allotted to them? Taking Science to the Moon describes, from the perspective of NASA headquarters, the struggles that took place to include science payloads and lunar exploration as part of the Apollo program. Donald A. Beattie—who served at NASA from 1963 to 1973 in several management positions and finally as program manager, Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments—here supplies a detailed, insider’s view of the events leading up to the acceptance of science activities on all the Apollo missions.

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17 .) The Consolidator by Daniel Defoe

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • Wikipedia

“Daniel Defoe (1660?-1731) was a prolific English writer who became one of the first Western writers to write novels and turn them into a sought after literary genre. During his life, Defoe wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on topics as wide ranging as politics, crime, religion, psychology, supernatural events, and even economics.
While those are all impressive accomplishments, Defoe’s name has lived on through Robinson Crusoe, one of the first and finest novels ever written. The book is written as a fictional autobiography of Robinson Crusoe, a castaway who spends nearly 30 years on a tropical island, where he encounters all kinds of danger and adventures. Published in the early 18th century, the novel may have been inspired by a real Scottish castaway, Alexander Selkirk, who lived for nearly 5 years on a Pacific Island. That island’s name has since been changed to Robinson Crusoe Island. Robinson Crusoe was a stark departure from the typical literature of the day, which was still based on ancient mythology, legends, and history.”

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16 .) The Man in the Moone by Francis Godwin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Wikipedia
  • Best Science Fiction Books

A 17th century adventure tale of swan-powered lunar exploration. Written in 1638, The Man in the Moone was one of the earliest science fiction books and an important influence on the development of the genre. In it the narrator Domingo Gonsales reaches the moon by accident when the trained swans pulling his flying machine proceed on their annual lunar migration. Highly imaginative and entertaining throughout.

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15 .) The Moon by Ralph Winrich

Lists It Appears On:

  • Teaching With Kids’ Books
  • Fantastic Fun And Learning

Did you know that we on Earth always see the same side of the Moon? Or that the Moons rocky, dusty surface is covered with craters? Look inside to learn more about the Moon and its place in the solar system.

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14 .) The Moon Book: Fascinating Facts About the Magnificent, Mysterious Moon by Kim Long

Lists It Appears On:

  • Love The Night Sky
  • Chalk In My Pocket

Why do some full moons seem larger than others? How big is the moon compared to the United States? How fast does the moon’s shadow move across the earth during an eclipse? Which month’s full moon is called by the Cheyenne, “Time when the Horses Get Fat”? What are the best internet sites for moon watchers? Answers to these questions and more—much, much more—are found in this concise, fully illustrated guide to Earth’s nearest neighbor. It will change forever the way you look at the night sky.

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13 .) Voyage dans la Lune by Cyrano de Bergerac

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • Wikipedia

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12 .) From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • Wikipedia
  • Best Science Fiction Books

“Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne’s prophetic novel of man’s race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen.

When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane’s adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a “manned” flight, one man’s dream turns into an international space race. “

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11 .) I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis

Lists It Appears On:

  • Natural Beach Living
  • Fantastic Fun And Learning
  • Feels Like Home

When the day has ended and everyone else has fallen asleep, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure with his friend the Moon. Their unusual journey is described in lyrical verse, creating a enchanting story that celebrates the serene beauty of the world at night.

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10 .) Lunar Sourcebook : A User’s Guide to the Moon by Grant Heiken

Lists It Appears On:

  • NSSDC
  • The Moon Society
  • ASI

This extraordinary book is the only work to date to collect data gathered during the American and Soviet missions in an accessible and complete one-volume, encyclopedic reference of current scientific and technical information about the Moon. It provides a thorough introduction to lunar studies and a summary of current information about the nature of the lunar environment. It explores the formation and evolution of the Moon’s surface, the chemical and mineralogical nature of lunar rocks and soils, and the current state of scientific knowledge about the nature, origin, and history of the Moon. The book is written and edited by scientists from academia, industry, and government active in every field of lunar research and all veterans of the Apollo program. Engineers, mission planners, planetary scientists, educators, and students interested in scientific study and exploration of the Moon will find this a unique and essential reference.

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9 .) Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chalk In My Pocket
  • Fantastic Fun And Learning
  • Feels Like Home

“Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.

But there is no answer.

Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don’t need words. You don’t need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn’t an owl, but sometimes there is.”

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8 .) Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chalk In My Pocket
  • Teaching With Kids’ Books
  • Feels Like Home

“Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it. It isn’t easy to climb to the moon, but he finally succeeds — only to find the moon is too big to carry home. Children will love the joyful way in which this problem is solved.
Now available as a Classic Board Book edition, this delightful story literally unfolds as pages open dramatically, extending both outward and upward.”

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7 .) The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • Wikipedia
  • Best Science Fiction Books

The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon by the impecunious businessman Mr Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr Cavor. On arrival, Bedford and Cavor find the moon inhabited by a race of moon-folk the two call “Selenites.” The novel can also be read as a critique of prevailing political opinions from the turn of the century, particularly of imperialism

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6 .) The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chalk In My Pocket
  • Natural Beach Living
  • Fantastic Fun And Learning

Facts about the moon, including eclipses and its different phases.

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5 .) The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • Wikipedia
  • Best Science Fiction Books

“It is a tale of revolution, of the rebellion of the former Lunar penal colony against the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth. It is the tale of the disparate people–a computer technician, a vigorous young female agitator, and an elderly academic–who become the rebel movement’s leaders. And it is the story of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is known only to this inner circle, and who for reasons of his own is committed to the revolution’s ultimate success.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is one of the high points of modern science fiction, a novel bursting with politics, humanity, passion, innovative technical speculation, and a firm belief in the pursuit of human freedom.”

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4 .) The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Colonization by David G. Schrunk, Burton L. Sharpe, Bonnie L. Cooper and Madhu Thangavelu

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lunar Registry
  • ASI
  • The Moon Society

This extraordinary book details how the Moon could be used as a springboard for Solar System exploration. It presents a realistic plan for placing and servicing telescopes on the Moon, and highlights the use of the Moon as a base for an early warning system from which to combat threats of near-Earth objects. A realistic vision of human development and settlement of the Moon over the next one hundred years is presented, and the author explains how global living standards for the Earth can be enhanced through the use of lunar-based generated solar power. From that beginning, the people of the Earth would evolve into a spacefaring civilisation.

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3 .) The Once and Future Moon by Paul Spudis

Lists It Appears On:

  • NSSDC
  • The Moon Society
  • ASI

Offers a lively and clear introduction to the moon, tracing the history of its geology, the significance of its far side, and its value for understanding the formation of the planets and the dimensions of the cosmos.

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2 .) To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist’s History of Lunar Exploration by Don E. Wilhelms

Lists It Appears On:

  • ASI
  • NSSDC
  • The Moon Society

When human exploration of the lunar surface began in 1969, it marked not only an unprecedented technological achievement but also the culmination of scientific efforts to understand lunar geology. Memoirs of the Apollo astronauts have preserved the exploratory aspects of these missions; now a geologist who was an active participant in the lunar program offers a detailed historical view of those events–including the pre-Apollo era–from a heretofore untold scientific perspective. It was the responsibility of the scientific team of which Don Wilhelms was a member to assemble an overall picture of the Moon’s structure and history in order to recommend where on the lunar surface fieldwork should be conducted and samples collected. His book relates the site-selection process in detail, and draws in concomitant events concerning mission operations to show how they affected the course of the scientific program. While discussing all six landings in detail, it tells the behind-the-scenes story of telescopic and spacecraft investigations before, during, and after the manned landings. Intended for anyone interested the space program, the history of science, or the application of geology to planetology, To a Rocky Moon will leave all readers with a better idea of what the Moon is really like. In so expertly summarizing this earlier phase of exploration, it stands as an authoritative touchstone for those involved in the next.

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1 .) What the Moon is Like by Franklyn M. Branley

Lists It Appears On:

  • Teaching With Kids’ Books
  • The Moon Society
  • Fantastic Fun And Learning

“Imagine that you’re walking on the moon.
What is it like?
For thousands of years people looked up at the moon and wondered about it. Now we know what the moon is like. There is no air on the moon and nothing grows, but there are towering mountains and deep craters–and much more!

Colder than the desert, the hotter than the desert, the moon is an amazing place to explore.”

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The Additional Best Moon & Lunar Books



 

#BookAuthorLists
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
34172 Hours on the MoonJohan HarstadBarnes and Noble
352001: A Space OdysseyArthur C. ClarkeWikipedia
3621st Century Guide to the Clementine Lunar Mission and Images, Finding of Ice at South Pole, Albedo MapsWorld Spaceflight NewsThe Moon Society
37A Flight to the MoonGeorge FowlerWikipedia
38A Full Moon is Rising: PoemsMarilyn SingerTeaching With Kids’ Books
39A Man on the MoonAndrew ChaikinLove The Night Sky
40A New Photographic Atlas of the MoonZdenek KopalThe Moon Society
41A Portfolio of Lunar DrawingsHarold HillThe Moon Society
42A True StoryLucianThe Guardian
43A Voyage to CacklogalliniaSamuel BruntWikipedia
44A Voyage to the MoonAratusWikipedia
45A Voyage to the MoonGeorge TuckerWikipedia
46Acajou et ZirphileCharles Pinot DuclosWikipedia
47Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports (NASA Mission Reports, Volume 1 & 2)Robert GodwinLunar Registry
48Apollo 13 : Lost MoonJim LovellThe Moon Society
49Apollo 13: The NASA Mission ReportsRobert GodwinThe Moon Society
50Apollo and America’s Moon Landing Program: Lunar Module ReferenceWorld Spaceflight NewsThe Moon Society
51Apollo Eecom: Journey of a LifetimeSy Liebergot, David M. HarlandThe Moon Society
52Apollo Expeditions to the MoonEdited by E. CortrightNSSDC
53Apollo Over the Moon: A View From OrbitEdited by H. MasurskyNSSDC
54Apollo: An Eyewitness AccountAlan BeanThe Moon Society
55Apollo: Ten Years Since Tranquillity BaseRichard P. HallionThe Moon Society
56Appointment on the Moon: The Full Story of Americans in Space, from Explorer I to the Lunar Landing and BeyondRichard S., LewisThe Moon Society
57Around the MoonWikipedia
58Astronomy and Space Science from the MoonB. H. FoingThe Moon Society
59Astrophysics from the Moon/Proposed Optical Interferometer With Automated DeploymentMichael J. MummaThe Moon Society
60Back to the Moon: Mankind Returns to the Lunar SurfaceKevin M. CarusoThe Moon Society
61Beyond Our StarsMarie LangagerBarnes and Noble
62Black Hole SunDavid Macinnis GillBarnes and Noble
63Building Moonships: The Grumman Lunar ModuleJoshua StoffThe Moon Society
64ClementineFeels Like Home
65Columbus Was a DopeRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
66Dark, Dark Were the TunnelsGeorge R. R. MartinWikipedia
67Design of a lunar farside observatory final reportThe Moon Society
68Destination Moon: A History of the Lunar Orbiter ProgramB. ByersNSSDC
69Doctor Dolittle in the MoonHugh LoftingThe Guardian
70Eagle has landed; the story of lunar explorationDon DwigginsThe Moon Society
71Earth, Sun, and MoonRobin BirchTeaching With Kids’ Books
72Eight Days GoneLinda McReynoldsFantastic Fun And Learning
73Explorers on the MoonHergé TintinThe Guardian
74Exploring the Moon – The Apollo ExpeditionsD. HarlandNSSDC
75Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small TelescopesErnest H. CherringtonThe Moon Society
76Faces of the MoonBob CrelinTeaching With Kids’ Books
77Field Map of the MoonSky and TelescopeChalk In My Pocket
78First on the MoonNeil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. AldrinThe Moon Society
79Full MoonMichael LightThe Moon Society
80Genesis II: Advanced Lunar OutpostGary T. MooreThe Moon Society
81Gentlemen, Be Seated!Robert A. HeinleinWikipedia
82Good Night MoonFeels Like Home
83Handbook of Soviet Lunar & Planetary ExplorationNicholas L. JohnsonThe Moon Society
84Hello, Harvest MoonRalph FletcherTeaching With Kids’ Books
85Home on the Moon: Living on a Space FrontierMarianne J. DysonThe Moon Society
86How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant SunflowersFeels Like Home
87Human exploration and settlement of the moon using LUNOX-augmented NTR propulsionStanley K. BorowskiThe Moon Society
88I Love the NightFeels Like Home
89I See the MoonJacqueline MittonFantastic Fun And Learning
90IceShane JohnsonWikipedia
91In Badger’s MoonElleston TrevorWikipedia
92In Les Exilés de la TerrePaschal GroussetWikipedia
93In the Hyperion storiesDan SimmonsWikipedia
94Inherit the StarsJames P. HoganWikipedia
95Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie AdventureFeels Like Home
96Land of AcephalsWilhelm KüchelbeckerWikipedia
97Learning the WorldKen MacLeodWikipedia
98Let’s Explore the Moon: Moons and Planets for KidsBaby ProfessorNatural Beach Living
99Life as We Knew ItSusan Beth PfefferWikipedia
100LimitFrank SchätzingWikipedia
101Lost ParadiseC. L. MooreWikipedia
102Lullaby MoonFeels Like Home
103Lunar Base Agriculture: Soils for Plant GrowthD.W. Ming, D.L. HenningerThe Moon Society
104Lunar Base HandbookASI
105Lunar BasesSharon CosnerThe Moon Society
106Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st CenturyW.W. MendellThe Moon Society
107Lunar DescentAllen SteeleWikipedia
108Lunar Exploration: Human Pioneers and Robotic SurveyorsPaolo Ulivi, David M HarlandThe Moon Society
109Lunar Impact: A History of Project RangerR. HallNSSDC
110Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the MoonD. Bowker and J. HughesNSSDC
111Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the MoonCharles J. ByrneThe Moon Society
112Lunar Photographs from Apollos 8, 10, and 11The Moon Society
113Lunar Prospector: Against All OddsAlan B. BinderThe Moon Society
114Lunar Science – A Post-Apollo ViewTaylorThe Moon Society
115Man on the MoonSimon BartramFantastic Fun And Learning
116Max and the Tag-Along MoonFeels Like Home
117Men from EarthBuzz AldrinThe Moon Society
118Menace from the MoonBohun LynchWikipedia
119Mining technology for lunar resource utilizationJohn A. SiekmeierThe Moon Society
120Mining the SkyASI
121Mining The Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets and PlanetsJohn S. LewisLunar Registry
122MoonDana Meachen RauTeaching With Kids’ Books
123Moon ChildNadia KrilanovichFantastic Fun And Learning
124Moon is Hell, The & Green World, T…John W. Campbell Jr.Best Science Fiction Books
125Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar ModuleThomas J. KellyThe Moon Society
126Moon Morphology: Interpretations Based on Lunar Orbiter PhotographyPeter H. SchultzThe Moon Society
127Moon MouseFeels Like Home
128Moon Rocks and Minerals: Scientific Results of the Study of the Apollo 11 Lunar Samples With Preliminary Data on Apollo 12 SamplesAlfred Abraham LevinsonThe Moon Society
129Moon Shot : The Inside Story of America’s Race to the MoonAlan Shepard, Deke Slayton, Jay Barbree, Howard BenedictThe Moon Society
130Moon: Man’s Greatest AdventureWernher von; Bedini, Silvio A.; Whipple, Fred L.; and Thomas, Davis BraunThe Moon Society
131MoondayAdam RexFantastic Fun And Learning
132MoondustArthur C. ClarkeWikipedia
133MoongameFeels Like Home
134Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon’s ResourcesDennis WingoThe Moon Society
135MoonseedStephen BaxterBest Science Fiction Books
136Mouse and the Moon Made of CheeseFeels Like Home
137Na srebrnym globieJerzy ŻuławskiWikipedia
138New Guide to the MoonP. MooreNSSDC
139Newest VoyageVasily LevshinWikipedia
140Night LightDana Meachen RauTeaching With Kids’ Books
141Nothing Ever Happens on the MoonRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
142One Giant LeapRobert BurleighNatural Beach Living
143Optical Astronomy from the Earth and Moon:Diane M. Pyper, Ronald J. AngioneThe Moon Society
144Origin of the Earth and MoonEdited by R. Canup and K. RighterNSSDC
145Owl at HomeFeels Like Home
146Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the MoonFeels Like Home
147People Came From EarthStephen BaxterWikipedia
148Phases of the MoonGillia MTeaching With Kids’ Books
149Planets, Moons and Stars: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)Laura EvertNatural Beach Living
150Recollections of Six Days’ Journey in the MoonWikipedia
151Red Knit Cap GirlFeels Like Home
152Rendezvous with RamaArthur C. ClarkeWikipedia
153RequiemRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
154Return to the Moon: Apogee Books Space SeriesThe Moon Society
155Return to the Moon: Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of SpaceHarrison H. SchmittThe Moon Society
156Rocket Ship GalileoRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
157Rogue MoonAlgis BudrysBest Science Fiction Books
158Round is a MooncakeFeels Like Home
159SearchlightRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
160Space Manufacturing 5: Engineering With Lunar and Asteroidal MaterialsGregg MaryniakThe Moon Society
161Space Stations and PlatformsASI
162Steel BeachJohn VarleyBest Science Fiction Books
163Syzygies and Lunar Quadratures Aligned to the Meridian of Mérida of the YucatánWikipedia
164That Hideous StrengthWikipedia
165The ″Lomokome″ PapersHerman WoukWikipedia
166The Black Pits of LunaRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
167The Book of the Moon: A Lunar Introduction to Astronomy, Geology, Space Physics, and Space TravelThomas A. HockeyThe Moon Society
168The Cat Who Walks Through WallsRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
169The Ceres SolutionBob ShawBest Science Fiction Books
170The Clementine Atlas of the MoonBen Bussey & Paul SpudisLove The Night Sky
171The Conquest by The MoonWashington IrvingWikipedia
172The Discovery of a World in the Moone, or a discourse tending to prove that ’tis probable there may be another habitable world in that planet.John WilkinsWikipedia
173The DreamJohannes KeplerWikipedia
174The Galoshes of FortuneHans Christian AndersenWikipedia
175The Geologic History of the MoonThe Moon Society
176The Gods ThemselvesIsaac AsimovWikipedia
177The Great Moon HoaxFeels Like Home
178The High FrontierASI
179The improbable adventures of Baron MunchausenWikipedia
180The Knife of Never Letting GoPatrick NessBarnes and Noble
181The Last Man on the Moon : Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America’s Race in SpaceDon DavisThe Moon Society
182The Lathe of HeavenUrsula K. Le GuinWikipedia
183The Long WatchRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
184The Lunar Base HandbookPeter Eckart, Buzz AldrinThe Moon Society
185The Lunar Exploration ScrapbookRobert GodwinThe Moon Society
186The Lunar Men : Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the WorldJenny UglowThe Moon Society
187The Lunar RocksBrian Harold, Mason, William G. MelsonThe Moon Society
188The LunaticsKim Stanley RobinsonWikipedia
189The Man Who Sold the MoonRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
190The Menace From EarthRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
191The Millenial ProjectASI
192The MoonMichael CarlowiczLove The Night Sky
193The MoonSeymour SimonTeaching With Kids’ Books
194The MoonMelanie ChrismerFantastic Fun And Learning
195The MoonFeels Like Home
196The Moon JumpersFeels Like Home
197The Moon Maid: Complete and Restor…Edgar Rice BurroughsBest Science Fiction Books
198The Moon Seems to ChangeFranklyn M. BranleyFantastic Fun And Learning
199The Moonrise and Moonwar booksBen BovaWikipedia
200The Mouse Who Ate the MoonFeels Like Home
201The Patchwork GirlLarry NivenBest Science Fiction Books
202The Princess of the Moon: A Confederate Fairy StoryA Lady of WarrentonWikipedia
203The Rolling StonesRobert A. HeinleinWikipedia
204The short story “Byrd Land Six”Alastair ReynoldsWikipedia
205The Tear ThiefFeels Like Home
206The Trouble With TychoClifford D. SimakWikipedia
207The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans PfaallEdgar Allan PoeWikipedia
208The Way Back HomeFeels Like Home
209These Broken StarsAmie Kaufman and Meagan SpoonerBarnes and Noble
210This Place Has No AtmospherePaula DanzigerBarnes and Noble
211Transmigration of SoulsWilliam BartonWikipedia
212TrendsIsaac AsimovWikipedia
213Turn Left at OrionGuy Consolmagno & Dan M. DavisLove The Night Sky
214Unmanned Space Project Management – Surveyor and Lunar OrbiterE. KlomanNSSDC
215Wait Till the Moon is FullFeels Like Home
216Walk When the Moon Is FullFrances HamerstromNatural Beach Living
217We reach the Moon; the New York times story of man’s greatest adventureJohn Noble WilfordThe Moon Society
218Welcome to the Moon: Twelve Lunar Expeditions for Small TelescopesRobert Bruce KelseyThe Moon Society
219What If the Moon Didn’t Exist?: Voyages to Earths That Might Have BeenNeil F. CominsThe Moon Society
220When the Moon ForgotFeels Like Home
221When the Moon is Full: A Lunar YearPenny PollocChalk In My Pocket
222Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration MissionWilliam D. ComptonThe Moon Society
223Who’s Who on the Moon: A Biographical Dictionary of Lunar NomenclatureElijah E. Cocks, Josiah C. CocksThe Moon Society
224Why Does the Moon Change Its Shape?Patricia MurphyTeaching With Kids’ Books
225Willoughby and the MoonFeels Like Home
226ZodiacRomina RussellBarnes and Noble


The 14 Best Moon Fiction & Nonfiction Book Sources/Lists



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ASI Non-Fiction Books about the Moon
Barnes and Noble 7 Best YA Novels Set on Other Planets and the Moon
Best Science Fiction Books Top 25 Best Science Fiction Books About the Moon
Chalk In My Pocket The 10 Best Books About the Moon for Curious Kiddos
Fantastic Fun And Learning BOOKS ABOUT THE MOON
Feels Like Home 28 Moon Books for Kids
Love The Night Sky An Astronomer’s Guide to the Best Books About the Moon
Lunar Registry Recommended Books
Natural Beach Living The Best Books About the Moon
NSSDC Books on Planetary and Lunar Science
Teaching With Kids’ Books The Moon
The Guardian Ten of the best: Journeys to the Moon
The Moon Society Non-Fiction Books about the Moon
Wikipedia Moon in fiction