You could win some out of this world books about everything from the first man on the moon, the race to space and a rocketmole, thanks to our publishing friends!

Trailblazers: Neil Armstrong

By Alex Woolf

Find out how Neil Armstrong went from a flight-obsessed astronaut to become the first person to set foot on the moon with this biography packed little-known trivia, fascinating facts and lively illustrations.

You could win one of three copies, thanks to our friends at Little Tiger.

Little Tiger Press


By Matt Carr

Armstrong the star-nosed mole doesn't dig living underground. His friends think building a rocket to go to the moon, alone, is an astronomically bad idea, but Armstrong is determined to boldly go where no mole has gone before. On the moon, Armstrong bounces around in his space suit, but soon starts to miss his cautious mole mates.

How can a mole with big dreams have it all: adventure AND friendship?

You could win one of 3 copies, thanks to our friends at Scholastic.

Scholastic Books


By Dr Dominic Walliman

Professor Astro Cat is the smartest cat in the alley. He's got a degree in just about every discipline under the sun! Speaking of the sun, he happens to be a specialist on that too, and Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space will tell you everything that there could be to know about our star, our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe.

You could win one of 3 copies, thanks to or friends at Flying Eye Books.

Flying Eye Books


By Markus Motum

Maybe you remember when a little robotic spacecraft landed on a far-off planet. On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars — and now she’s ready to guide you through her journey firsthand. From idea to creation and beyond, this fact-filled, stylish book introduces readers to Curiosity and her mission: to discover more about the red planet and search for evidence of life.

You could win one of 3 copies, thanks to our friends at Walker Books.

Walker Books

Molly Moon’s Mission

By Duncan Beedie

Molly the moth lives in the back of an old wardrobe. She loves her home and her family but she yearns for adventure. So by day she helps her mother look after the larvae, and by night she prepares for her space mission to the MOON! It's no easy feat for a little moth to fly all the way to the moon - but Molly is not a moth to give up on her dreams.

You could win one of 3 books, thanks to our friends at Bonnier.

Bonnier Publishing

Little World: To The Moon

Little World is designed for curious toddlers, allowing them to explore familiar landscapes and faraway places, from cities and jungles to outer space and the depths of the ocean – and in this title, the moon!

You could win one of 3 books, thanks to our friends at Penguin Random House.

Penguin Random House

Spaced Out

By Brian Moses and James Carter

Blast off into space and explore the galaxies with a constellation of illustrated poems about the sun, moon and stars, black holes and worm holes, asteroids and meteorites, and even weird alien life forms.

You could win one of 3 books, thanks to our friends at Bloomsbury.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Girls on the Up

By Linda Newbery

Andie dreams of becoming an artist. Her best paintings are inspired by the moon, and she's excited to watch the first moon landing. She loves staying in Chelsea, with its fashion, music and art galleries. There's even a real artist living in the flat downstairs. But does Andie dare to show him her work - or might it shatter her dreams?

You could win one of 3 books, thanks to our friends at Usbourne.



By Roger Stevens

New poems about the moon from well-known and up-and-coming poets, including many of the National Poetry Day Ambassadors, are combined with classic poems with a moon theme,. This is an inspirational and beautifully illustrated anthology that will spark children's imaginations and celebrate our solar system in the 50th anniversary year of the moon landing in July 1969.

You could win one of 3 books, thanks to our friends at Otter-Barry Books.

Otter-Barry Books

Grandpa was an Astronaut

By Jonathan Meres and Hannah Coulson

Sherman loves the moon and he loves his grandpa even more - who has actually been to the moon! Grandpa was an astronaut and has a chunk of moon rock on his mantlepiece. Playing space games with Grandpa is one of Sherman's most favourite things ever so he's thrilled to hear that's exactly what a visit to Grandpa will involve.

You could win one of 3 books, thanks to our friends at Barrington Stoke.

Barrington Stoke

Space Explorer Colouring and Sticker Activity Book

By Sam Hutchinson

Using the stickers at the back of the book, or your own brightly coloured pens, boys and girls are positively encouraged to create fluorescent scenes from space that will teach and inspire.

You could win one of 3 books, thanks to our friends at b small publishing.

b small publishing

The Race to Space

By Clive Gifford and Paul Daviz

With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on 20 July 2019, this book celebrates the Space Race rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union. Readers will learn about the neck-and-neck race between the two superpowers, through an illustrated story of the rivalry that gripped the world.

You could win one of 3 books, thanks to our friends at Quarto.

Quarto Kids

Rocket to the Moon

By Don Brown

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn’t just one man who got us to the moon. Rocket to the Moon! explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one person’s life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it changed the world.

You could win one of 3 books, thanks to our friends at Abrams and Chronicle.

Abrams & Chronicle Books

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