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The Best Children’s Books About Space

by The Artful Parent Book Review
April 1, 2024
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Discover the magic of the cosmos with these children’s books about space! They’re full of amazing pictures and interesting facts about stars, planets, and rockets, perfect for sparking a love of space in young minds.

Looking to spark your child’s curiosity about the universe? Dive into our curated list of the best children’s books about space!

These books, both fiction and nonfiction, will take young readers on an out-of-this-world adventure, exploring planets, stars, and the vastness of space. Whether your kids dream of becoming an astronaut or simply love gazing at the stars, these books are sure to inspire a love for all things cosmic.

And don’t forget to check out our list of the Best Space Art Ideas for Kids for some really cool outer space art projects!

The Best Children’s Books About Space

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We hope you love these books as much as we do, and that they help you explore the galaxy with your family!

Books about Space Titles and Authors

  1. Life on Mars by Jon Agee
  2. Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max
  3. How to Be on the Moon by Viviane Schwarz
  4. The Moon: Discover the Mysteries of Earth’s Closest Neighbor by Dr. Sanlyn Buxner, Pamela Gay, and Georgiana Kramer, illustrated by Dawn Cooper
  5. Moon! Earth’s Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Stevie Lewis
  6. XO, Exoplanet by Deborah Underwood
  7. Pluto Gets the Call by Adam Rex
  8. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca
  9. How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure by John Rocco
  10. Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum
  11. Stella, Star Explorer by Kelly Leigh Miller
  12. Planets by John Devolle
  13. Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare
  14. A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
  15. Oh No, Astro! by Matt Roeser, illustrated by Brad Woodard
  16. When Moon Became the Moon by Rob Hodgson
  17. 1,000 Facts About Space by Dean Regas
  18. When We Walked on the Moon: Discover the Dangers, Disasters, and Triumphs of Every Moon Mission by David Long 
  19. Space Explorers: 25 Extraordinary Stories of Space Exploration and Adventure by Libby Jackson, illustrated by Léonard Dupond
  20. The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the Best-Kept Secrets of Space by Will Gater, illustrated by Angela Rizza and Daniel Long
  21. The Boy and the Blue Moon by Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Ashley Crowley
  22. The Book of Blast Off!: 15 Real-Life Space Missions by Timothy Knapman, illustrated by Nik Henderson
  23. Star of the Party: The Solar System Celebrates! by Jan Carr, illustrated by Juana Medina
  24. How to Be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs by Dr Sheila Kanani

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