If you have a future astronaut on your hands, these space books for kids are for you! 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 City and toured the Intrepid. Obviously my mechanical 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.
For the next few
It was kind of nice to talk about something other than trucks for once.
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 space books for kids are perfect!
The Best Space Books for Kids
This was actually the first one I grabbed. We have a bunch of Doctor Seuss books. Both the original ones and these extended ones 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.
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.
Based on the first flight that took mice into outer space and written by the Astronaut who took them there, this one is so cute. One mouse wants to prove he’s ready to go and through hard work and determination gets chosen! In the end, he’s needed to help save the day!
This solar system book covers both 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. Plus the pictures are adorable.
Ryan ADORES this one. It’s 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. But all in a fun way, as it’s a crew of animals goes to space!
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. It goes over the planets, sun, stars, and moon in a way that little brains will love.
I ADORED the Magic School Bus as a kid and I love reading them with my own kids. This one has Miss Frizzle and the kids taking a trip into outer space to learn all about the solar system.
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 it 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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