These space books for kids are perfect for your future astronaut! From the solar system to space shuttles, these adorable books will help children of all ages learn about the world beyond Earth.
A few months ago we took the boys to the NYC and toured the Intrepid. Obviously my vehicle obsessed kids were so into it. From being on a giant warship to seeing helicopters and fighter gets, they were in heaven.
On top of the Intrepid in a smaller building is a space and NASA exhibit, featuring an actual space shuttle.
Ryan. Became. Obsessed.
Immediately I jumped on the chance to get some new books for the boys.
If you have a little who is also obsessed with the unknown, these books about outer space are perfect!
The Best Space Books for Kids
There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System
We have a bunch of Doctor Seuss books. This is one of the extended versions that feature the Cat in the Hat written by someone else. I love that it’s a familiar format but is PACKED with facts and knowledge.
We also love the dino version of this series we mention in the dinosaur books for kids post!
Smart Kids: Space
This one is targeted to kiddos three and up and has really fun pictures to help describe in detail what space is all about. The pages are more fact centered and each page covers an aspect of the topic.
If your kids are into realistic fact books, this is a great option.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
From how it looks from Earth all the way to galaxies. It also has “parent tips” for guiding you how to read it with your kids and help them learn.
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story
Based on the first flight that took mice into outer space and written by the Astronaut who took them there, this kids’ space book is so cute.
One mouse wants to prove he’s ready to go! Through hard work and determination he gets chosen! In the end, he’s needed to help save the day!
Hello, World! Solar System
8 Little Planets
This solar system book covers the planets as well as celebrating uniqueness and diversity. It goes through each planet and they say what makes them different and why they are happy to be different. Bonus: the pictures are adorable.
This one is less space and more about the machines that take astronauts into the unknown. It goes over the different parts of shuttles, rockets, and the equipment the crew uses. Bonus: it’s a crew of animals that goes to space!
My Best Pop-up Space Book
It’s no secret that I do not like pop-up books as my kids destroy them in 1 day flat. But this one is super cute and has a “blast off” button that kids aged 3-5 will adore.
This book about outer space for kids goes over the planets, sun, stars, and moon in a way that little brains will love.
I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World)
What kid doesn’t love the moon!? Teach them all about the first man to walk on the moon with this fun and beautifully illustrated book. This series of books tells about American Icons and in the back has real photos for them to look over.
A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations–and How You Can Find Them in the Sky
Written for kids 8 and up, this one is definitely for your budding astronomer. It teaches kids about stargazing, the great scientists, and the history of space exploration. Then this space book for kids goes into how to find the constellations in the sky.
So, tell me – do your kids like books about space? Let me know in the comments!
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