Space Books
Learn more about outer space and planets with these fun books!
Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer Laura Gehl

is the inspiring story of Nancy Grace Roman who lead the NASA team that built the Hubble Space Telescope. This book has bright and enjoyable illustrations which my kids loved.

Solar System Anne Jankeliowitch

is full of fun facts about the solar system. It also has a glow in the dark poster that my boys love! A great book for older preschoolers and elementary school kids.

Look Inside Space Rob Lloyd Jones

is a USborne, lift a flap book. As most USborne books, it is fun, interactive, and perfect for preschoolers.

You are the First Kid on Mars Patrick O'Brien

is the story of the first child to go to Mars, and details how we could go there. The art in this book is very modern and so is the story. This book is meant for older children however, children as young as 4 can enjoy it if they are space fans.

Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum Raman Prinja

We have all the books in this collection and love them. The drawings are stunning and it is full of information. Great for all ages, including adults! It is not a book you can read all in one sitting but you can read parts and use it to answer any questions that come up.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Oliver Jeffers

carries a beautiful message about caring for our planet and its animals and has beautiful illustrations. It is told as if from an adult to a baby but could be told to any child.

The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System Joanna Cole

My 7 year old can't get enough of the Magic School Bus books! They are always full of info and fun for kids! This book is geared towards elementary children, however, I like to read bits of it to my preschooler.

What We See In The Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky Kelsey Oseid

is a beautiful monochrome book about the stars, space and the constellations.

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Brian Floca

We love Brian Floca! This is a thick book and sometimes my husband likes to read it like a chapter book. Although it is the story of the first moon landing it is told like poetry.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Margot Lee Shetterly

is another non-fiction book to read to all children about four African American female mathematicians at NASA. It is a good read for young children and is a great book to start important conversations with older children.

Hello, World! Solar System Jill McDonald

is a fantastic introduction to the Solar System for toddlers!.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space Catherine Hughes

is geared towards preschoolers but has tons of information and stunning photographs! We love to just look at images and read some of the facts.

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