I just got the lastest Red Knit Cap Girl picture book, a sequel with an environmental message and this inpired me to create this list. I had hoped the first one would win a Caldecott but alas no. It did win a New Times Best Illustrated Book award but here’s hoping that Red Knit Cap Girl To the Rescue gets a Caldecott nod this year!
What are your favorite chapter books, picture books, folk tales, graphic novels or non-fiction books about the moon? Please share!
6 Multicultural Moon Themed Books for Kids
6. Bang Bang I Hurt the Moon by Luis Amavisca and Ester G. Madrid
Did Nicholas shoot the moon out the sky? There is it, in their garden and it needs help to get back into the sky. Working together with the ants and the sparrows, Nicholas and his brother and his mom get the moon back just in time for daybreak. No more playing with guns for Nicholas! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
5. Red Knit Cap Girl To the Rescue by Naoko Stoop
Red Knit Cap Girl is back and when she finds a young polar bear cup, she asks the moon how to get it home. She and White Bunny go on a charming adventure that speaks to our fragile eco-system. Stoop uses found materials to illustrate using both paint and collage work which supports the eco message in subtle and beautiful way. [picture book, ages 2 and up]