When it comes to science one of the favourite topics in our home is outer space! Learning about the stars, planets and astronauts is always exciting, as it is just one of those final frontiers that we don’t quite know what is out there and it is full of mystery.
So, when Scitech announced their new exhibition – Planet Pioneers – An exciting new planet found in Scitech waiting to be colonized, full of hands on exhibits to explore to find out What to take with you? How to settle on a new planet? and What you might need to survive? We just got all excited about going and started to think about all things SPACE – The doors open next week!
We thought we would share our list of amazing space books for kids – stories are a great way to introduce a new concept or topic while non-fiction can inspire with mindblowing facts and awesome images.
Roaring Rockets By Tony Mitton
A fun rhyming story full of information about space for younger readers. This book is part of the amazing machines series and each one has a great glossary of new vocabulary at the end.
Zoe And Beans: Pants On The Moon by Chloe and Mick Inkpen
A delightful story that starts with hanging out the laundry on a windy Thursday afternoon and before they know it Zoe and Bean are whooshed into space by a gust of wind for a great adventure!
Whatever Next by Jill Murphy
An old favourite, just waiting to stir your little astronauts imagination and creativity to make a rocket and fly to the moon before bathtime, just like baby bear in the story.
The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers
Adorable story of a boy who finds a plane in his closet, flies into outer space, runs out of petrol and crash lands on the moon…Will he find his way back home?
Moustronaut by Mark Kelly
Retired Astronaut Mark Kelly really did fly with Mice aboard space shuttle Endeavour in 2001. A charming almost true tale about the perseverance and courage of Meteor the smallest mouse whose hard work and dedication pays off and he gains a spot to join the crew.
The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield
Beautifully written by another real-life astronaut – Chris Hadfield and inspired by his own childhood. A wonderful story about facing your fears and following your own dreams.
Through The Milky Way On A PB And J by James Mcdonald
Rhyming imaginative story that will engage all your little space adventurers as characters Sami and Thomas take off across the galaxy on an epic journey.
George’s Secret Key To The Universe – A Series by Lucy and Stephen Hawking
The story of George who is taken through the vastness of space by a scientist and his supercomputer Cosmos. Eminent physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy combine fascinating science with adventure to introduce young readers to quantum physics in a fun and understandable way.
The Time And Space of Uncle Albert – A Series By Russell Stannard
An action packed story designed to introduce kids to the theory of relativity in an information rich adventure story. Uncle Albert needs someone to be beamed into an unknown world and his brave niece agrees. The book answers questions such as Why can’t you catch up to a light beam? How can distances get shorter?
The Time Machine – A Classic Starts abridged version retold from H.G.Wells
A shorter more accessible format for younger readers still capturing the dramatic and gripping story line of the wonder and trepidation of time travel.
Little Explorers – Outer Space
Charming little interactive book full of lift the flaps for hands on fun while learning about space.
Factivity – Missions In Space
This book has 100’s of bite size facts under more than 70 interactive flaps. A beautifully illustrated journey into space for little ones.
The Ultimate Book Of Space
A fascinating look into deep space to encourage your curious little astronauts to find out about the international space station, landing on the moon, the galaxy and beyond. An engaging book overflowing with movable parts, flaps to lift and pop ups across every page.
70 Thousand, Million, Million Million Stars In Space
A book full of numbers just ready to blow your mind about space. If you have a fact hungry little reader then this book will be for them.
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars
A beautifully illustrated first infographic fact book for the young. A book that encourages us all to observe the pure wonderment of our planet and outer space and beyond. This book will surely be a talking point and broaden little minds.
The Space Book
Amazing images that showcase 250 milestones in the history of outer space and astronomy. This book truly captures how amazing the universe is.
National Geographic Kids – Everything Space
Explore outer space with fun facts, amazing photos and fascinating diagrams and maps. We recently borrowed this book from our local library and we poured over it for hours.
Discovery Kids – Outer Space
A stunning visual journey into outer space. Explore the solar system, inside rocks and discover how incredible our universe really is. Full of facts and statistics that curious minds will love to discover.
The Usborne Astronomy And Space Sticker Book
We love sticker books, there is something quite relaxing about peeling stickers and finding the correct place beside each piece of information. Mr. O received this for Christmas and has devoured it ever since.
Infographics – Space
Colour coded infographics book. So many questions such as What is a black hole? Why is the sun hot? are answered in this truly visual book that will astound all readers who are fascinated by space.
Hope you enjoy reading these books as much as we do xxx Drop a line in the comments of any books you love about space!
Thanks for reading!