“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The words that changed the way people saw the moon, quite literally. The man who brought a huge change in the field of astronomy is most definitely an inspiration to all of us. He is Neil Armstrong, the man who was the first person to walk on the moon for the first time.

Neil Armstrong’s stepping on the moon was broadcasted live on the television that five hundred and thirty people watched! This man’s story is worth hearing or reading about.

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Is your little one aiming to be an astronaut? Or maybe they are just fascinated by the night sky filled with the moon and stars. Do they ask about how one can reach the moon? What is it like on the surface of the moon?

To answer all the questions that your little one has about the moon and the man who was the first person to walk, then go no further. We have made a great list of eleven children’s books about Neil Armstrong that you should definitely check out!

Best Neil Armstrong Books for Kids of All Ages

Here, we have listed three books that we found best from the entire list based on our choice, the best value you can get at the price mentioned, and budget-friendly:

  • Our #1 Choice: I am Neil Armstrong: A beautiful picture book that introduces the story of Neil Armstrong in the best possible way; this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to know about him.
  • Best Value Pick: The Story of Neil Armstrong: A book that will introduce the meaning of having an attitude and strong dedication, this will put some inspiring values in your kids.
  • Best Budget Pick: Who Was Neil Armstrong? The best book to buy when you want the entire story of Neil Armstrong put in simple words for your kids to understand and comprehend; this is a must-pick for anyone.

1. Who Was Neil Armstrong?

This is a wonderful book that talks not just about the adult life of Neil Armstrong but also his childhood. This book will make your kids inspired to take on the challenges in their lives and face all sorts of difficulties.

This is the kind of book that is essential for the education of kids as most of them, and us, only know about his feat and his famous quote.

But this book will take your kids on tour with what is behind the success of the first man who landed on the moon. The illustrations in the book capture the kids’ attention and bring out the life in the texts.

  • Best suitable for Age: 8 to 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 -to- 7
  • No. of Pages: 112
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

2. I am Neil Armstrong

The book’s title is perfectly chosen, with a great introduction to the first man who landed on the moon. This book follows the life of Neil Armstrong. This book is a page-turner for anyone.

The book will also bring out the fact that Neil Armstrong was an avid reader. He read over a hundred books when he was in first grade! In the age of technology and smartphones, this is a very valuable lesson to kids.

This book shines a light on the fact that he was a calm solver and used to concentrate really well. This imparts an important lesson to kids because they generally have shorter attention spans.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 to 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten -to- 4
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.9 out of 5

3. The Story of Neil Armstrong

The story of the boy who loved to put models of airplanes together as a child, this book is absolutely a masterpiece. The book explores the life and legacy of this inspiring man.

The book is filled with illustrations, maps, and information that is bound to capture the kids’ attention. The book also has a quiz section, a visual timeline, and a list of definitions of the hard words— the perfect book for kids.

The book also talks about the various accomplishments of Neil Armstrong. The book also shows that he was just a kid who loved the sky before he was a household name. This makes sure that kids are able to relate to the astronaut and get inspired.

  • Best suitable for Age: 6 to 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 -to- 2
  • No. of Pages: 64
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

4. Neil Armstrong (Little People, BIG DREAMS)

As the book’s title suggests, this book is indeed one where Neil Armstrong decided to go ahead with his dream after sitting in a plane for the first time.

An excellent book with quirky and colorful illustrations, it is bound to make your kids turn the pages till the end. The book also has extra facts and a biographical timeline with lots of photos and information about the legendary man.

The book is filled with inspiring messages for kids for whom Neil Armstrong is just the man who was the first one to walk on the moon. However, this book will go beyond that and breathe life into the image of the man we all know.

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 to 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool -to- 2
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

5. One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong

This book is ideal for little kids, especially kindergarteners, because the text is so simple and easy to comprehend. Even though the text is simple, do not underestimate the information given in the book.

The book takes one through all the stages of Neil Armstrong’s life, from his childhood to his greatest achievement; landing on the moon. The book does not shy away from talking about how much hard work and dedication was needed to make his dream come true.

The book will inspire little kids who are always looking up to people to get inspired and learn from.

Lastly, the book has some cute illustrations, which will make it an exciting read for kids who tend to have very small attention spans.

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 to 7 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten -to- 2
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

6. Neil Armstrong: Young Flyer

This book concentrates mostly on Neil Armstrong’s childhood and explores it in great detail. It throws light on how he became the person that we all know and what were the factors during his childhood that made him that way.

The book emphasizes his earlier passions that included model planes and scouting.

He was a pilot before he became an astronaut. He did a lot of things that required significant courage from a person’s consciousness; no wonder he went on to become one of the most inspiring persons the world has seen.

  • Best suitable for Age: 8 to 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 -to- 7
  • No. of Pages: 192
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

7. Armstrong Special Edition: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon

This is a stunning picture book that manages to leave the reader in awe. Filled with brilliant photos and illustrations, the book is going to be one that will be hard to put down while going through it.

Additionally, this book takes a unique approach to the story of Neil Armstrong and his landing on the moon. He is shown as a mouse in this story where he wants to convince the other mice that the moon is not a ball of cheese.

Thus, he begins his hard work to build his spacecraft to fly off to the moon and prove his point.

This quirky take on the story of one of the most significant events that took place is bound to make sure that your little ones never let go of the book until it is done.

  • Best suitable for Age: 8 to 12 years
  • Grade Level: 2 -to- 6
  • No. of Pages: 128
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

8. The Extraordinary Life of Neil Armstrong

This book is perfect for anyone wanting to know more about the first man who landed on the moon. The book gives a great summary of the life and legacy of Neil Armstrong along with a cute timeline.

The writing is straightforward and understandable, and this will make sure that your kids do not get bored while imbibing all the information that has been given.

The book also has ‘Did you know’ sections that provide small and interesting facts and makes the book even more engaging.

  • Best suitable for Age: 7 to 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 -to- 7
  • No. of Pages: 128
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

9. Trailblazers: Neil Armstrong

A trailblazer is someone who basically sets a trial or a path in such a way that the rest of the world decides to follow it. That is true for Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon.

This book goes in-depth about the life of this man, who probably had no idea that one day he would walk on the moon. The story of a small boy with big dreams; that he managed to achieve solely because he refused to give up.

Make sure to get a copy of this book for your little one so that they also become trailblazers in their respective fields.

  • Best suitable for Age: 8 to 10 years
  • Grade Level: 3 -to- 7
  • No. of Pages: 192
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

10. Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon!

This book throws light on how Neil Armstrong was as a person, especially under pressure. He was always calm and collected, which made him the ideal choice for the daring mission of setting foot on the moon for the first time.

The book has beautiful and colorful illustrations, making it even more appealing to the kids to read it. The book is also written in a graphic novel format that makes it seem like it is just another story from a comic character.

  • Best suitable for Age: 8 to 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 -to- 7
  • No. of Pages: 96
  • Our Rating: 4.5 out of 5

11. When Neil Armstrong Built a Wind Tunnel

The book shows us how Neil Armstrong, the man who was the first one to step foot on the moon, was just a normal kid like all of us. He cut lawns, attended schools, and even built a wind tunnel in his parents’ basement!

This book shows kids that sky is not the limit if you are willing to work hard for your own dreams. The book is filled with interesting facts from his childhood and how he became the person we all know him today as.

  • Best suitable for Age: 6 to 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 -to- 4
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.5 out of 5

That is it, folks! These were the eleven best children’s books about Neil Armstrong. I am sure your little ones will get inspired enough to follow their dreams and take on challenges head-on from his story. Do make sure you buy your kids one or more of the books that have been listed here. Have a great day ahead!

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