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Kids are curious about everything. Space is a huge interest for my kiddos. They have so many questions. To answer their questions I grabbed a few books about space.
The list of Space Books are perfect for read-alouds. Some books are great for budding readers who are just beginning to practice reading on their own or with someone. While others are for more seasoned readers. The books range from being about the basic space concepts like the solar system to more in-depth scientific discussion of space.
18 Space Books for Kids
Baby – Toddler
Hello, World! Solar System by Jill McDonald – Teach toddlers all about the sun, moon, stars, and planets—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts. Baby – Toddler.
Planets and the Solar System by Patricia J. Murphy and Smithsonian Kids – Touch, read, and discover all about our amazing solar system with fun facts about the wonders of space and the universe. Baby – Toddler.
Smart Kids: Space by Roger Priddy – Ideal first guide to the mysteries and wonders of our incredible universe. Baby – Toddler.
ABCs of The Solar System and Beyond by Dr. Dhoot – Learn the ABCs from astronauts and black holes to rockets and the sun, this ABC planet picture book is packed with super-simple text, shapes, sizes, and bursting with color. Baby – Toddler. Currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
Preschool – Kindergarten
My First Book of Planets by Bruce Betts, PhD – Get even the smallest astronomer excited for the big universe of space, from the bright and burning sun to our own blue Earth to ice-capped Pluto, and every planet in between. Toddler – Kindergarten. Currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
Solar System for Kids by Hilary Statum – Teaches you about the birth of the universe and how scientists believe galaxies, stars, and planets came into being. Kindergarten – 2nd. Currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space by Catherine D. Hughes – Explains basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into the universe. 1st – 3rd grade
Super Cool Space Facts by Bruce Betts, PhD – Fact-filled space book is bursting with info about stormy planets, exploding stars, weird black holes, amazing landers, and more. 1st – 3rd grade. Currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
The Ultimate Book of Space by Anne-Sophie Baumann – Provides a richly illustrated, hands-on exploration of space travel, the Earth’s place in our galaxy, the solar system, and so much more! Also contains 40 flaps, pop-ups, pull tabs, and movable parts. 1st – 3rd grade.
Space: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK – Packed with amazing images from NASA missions, as well as exclusive interviews and incredible facts. You’ll experience and understand the Universe as never before. 1st – 4th Grade.
Pocket Genius: Space by DK – Facts at your fingertips about the vast and mysterious expanse of space. 2nd – 6th Grade.
Space Visual Encyclopedia by DK – Discover how galaxies are born, find out the essential facts about our solar system’s planets, and see how humans first blasted off into the vastness of space. Also learn about the iconic individuals who played a part in these scientific discoveries over the centuries, and explore the constellations that light up our night sky. 3rd – 7th grade.
Where Is Our Solar System? by Stephanie Sabol – Chronicles the beginning of the modern age of astronomy, then follows later discoveries, including NASA’s current missions in space. 3rd – 7th grade.
Super Space Encyclopedia by DK and Smithsonian Institution – Showcases everything you need to know about the Universe. Starting with the Big Bang to the formation of galaxies and planets as well as the technology used to explore it unimaginable depths. 3rd – 7th grade.
DK Eyewitness Books: Universe – Marvel at the beauty of the universe from our solar system to galaxies in the farthest reaches of space. 3rd – 7th grade
DK Eyewitness Books: Planets – From Mercury to Neptune and beyond, get an up-close view of the the rocky planets, gas giants, dwarf planets, moons, stars, asteroids, and more. 3rd – 7th grade.
Space Dictionary for Kids by Amy Anderson and Brian Anderson – Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about astronomy and space. This book is certain to spark any kid’s enthusiasm for the solar system and galaxy. 4th – 7th grade.
Space! by DK and Smithsonian Institution – The ultimate space encyclopedia for teens is designed to blow your mind with incredible CGI images, from the deep darkness of black holes to the spectacular sparkle of supernovas. 6th – 12th grade.
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