Top 15 Children’s Books About Space

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Do you have a future astronaut, rocket scientist, or astronomer in your family? If so, you definitely need to blast on over to your local library to check out my top 15 children’s books about space.

The future of space exploration and space travel will be progressing at an exponential rate in the next several years. These are great books that will help even the most curious readers understand the past and future potential of space travel exploration! Check out my thoughts on each book below!

Look Inside Space by Usborne

This was my daughters first ever book about space. I purchased it years ago and we still bring it out to this day! It is lift the flap and full of tons of space information!

Your Place in the Universe by Jason Chin

As an adult reading this book to my child, I was astonished! I have a new perspective and appreciation of our place in the cosmos. And for my kids, it made them even more curious about the universe!

Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars by Richard Ho

This is a delightful little children’s book about the Curiosity Rover’s ‘life’ on Mars.

A Computer Called Katherine by Suzanne Slade

Children learn about the life of Katherine Johnson and how math unlocks so many possibilities!

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed

This book inspired by the life of astronaut, Mae Jamison, will also inspire your children to reach for the stars, dream big, and never give up.

Ordinary People Change the World: I Am Neil Armstrong by Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer’s story of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, inspires children to never give up, think positively, and be brave!

No Place Like Space by Tish Rabe

From planets to stars, to the sun and moon, this rhyming book will be sure to motivate your young children to learn more about our solar system.

The Spacesuit: How a Seamstress Helped Put Man on the Moon by Alison Donald

This book, inspired by true events, is about who created the spacesuits to put the first men on the moon within a very short timeline.

Earth! My First 4.84 billion years! by Stacy McAnulty

Fun story about the history of Earth and how it formed from the perspective of the Earth. This is an easy read for children. Stacy McAnulty’s entire series of these books are so great! I recommended more from the series below.

Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty

This is such a cute little book about the sun as told by none other than the Sun! This is a great picture book for kids of all ages. It provides an introduction and many facts about the center of our solar system.

Moon! Earth’s Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty

Another great book by Stacy McAnulty, told in first person by the Moon. Children learn facts about the moon like its size, how it formed and also how it helps our planet.

The girl who named Pluto: The story of Venetia Burney

An intriguing story about how Pluto was named by an eleven-year-old girl named Venetia Burney.

The boy whose head was filled with stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble

A fascinating life account of, Edwin Hubble, the man that the Hubble Space Telescope was named after. Edwin loved learning about space from a young age which projected him eventually into a career that provided us with so many fascinating discoveries about the cosmos.

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

Written in rhythmic form, this book is a great tribute to mankind making it to the moon. My favorite element of this book is the detailed and beautiful illustrations of the Saturn V rocket and Apollo spacecraft.

Disney Frozen the Night Sky: A Frozen Discovery Book

An incredibly informative book about the Northern lights, causes of the season’s changing, constellations, the solar system, moon, eclipses, comets and meteors! If your children love Frozen, this book will be sure to peak their interest in space.

Have you read any of these books already? What did you think? Let me know in the comments! Would you add more to my top 15 children’s books about space?

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