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Kids are often fascinated by space and the idea of riding a rocket to the stars. There are so many amazing things to learn about the planets, the moon, and the galaxy, and there are tons of great children’s books about space to help kids learn. This list is full of board books and picture books about space that will keep kids entertained while teaching them.
20 Incredible Space Books for Kids!
These space books for preschoolers are full of great information. You might even find that you learn a thing or two as well.
Check out these awesome space books for kids.
Board Books – Great Space Books for Preschoolers
Hello, World! Solar System was written by Jill McDonald. This colorful board book introduces kids to basic facts about the solar system. The colorful illustrations and simple text are sure to engage very young readers.
Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines) was written by Tony Mitton and illustrated by Ant Parker. This fun rhyming board book uses simple text and playful illustrations to introduce the reader to rockets and the astronauts who ride in them.
Good Night Galaxy (Good Night Our World) was written by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper and illustrated by Cooper Kelly. This addition to the Good Night series sends well wishes to all the planets, constellations, and other things throughout the galaxy.
ABCs of Space (Baby University) was written by Chris Ferrie and Julia Kregenow. This informative board book is full of facts and tidbits about different parts of space, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. This fun spin on the alphabet book is accompanied by simple and vibrant illustrations.
Smithsonian Kids: To the Moon and Back (Deluxe Multi Activity Book) was written by Jaye Garnett and illustrated by Olga Demidova. This interactive board book provides kids with information about the space program, while they lift flaps, spin wheels, and slide tabs to make the images on the page react.
On the Launch Pad: A Counting Book About Rockets (Know Your Numbers) was written by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Denise Shea and Derrick Alderman. This space-themed counting book helps kids practice counting down. The hidden numbers in the illustrations are sure to grab their attention too!
Fiction Picture Books
The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System was written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. Join Ms. Frizzle and her class as they blast off and learn about the solar system while flying on the Magic School Bus! Kids will love the funny speech bubbles from the students, and the text is full of information, shared in a way that is accessible to kids.
There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) was written by Tish Rabe and illustrated by Aristides Ruiz. Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat is ready to blast off and visit the planets, stars, and sun in this fun rhyming book. The illustrations are reminiscent of the original The Cat in the Hat, and the text has been updated from its original text to address Pluto’s downgrade to dwarf planet.
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story (Paula Wiseman Books) was written by Mark Kelly and illustrated by C.F. Payne. This partially true story follows the astronauts on the space shuttle endeavor and the “mice-tronauts” who flew with them. When an accident occurs in space, Meteor, the smallest mouse, is called upon to save the day. This story is a fun way to teach about space travel, as well as teach important lessons about working hard and doing your best.
Journey to Constellation Station was written by Lindsay C. Barry and illustrated by Jamin Hoyle. Take a journey through space with this beautifully illustrated trip around the galaxy. The gentle rhyming text is full of information about space, told in a soothing bedtime story that will surely lull little ones to sleep.
Postcards from Pluto: A Tour of the Solar System was written by Loreen Leedy. In this fun book, a robot named Dr. Quasar teaches a group of students about the solar system. They write postcards back to Earth about things that they are learning, providing lots of facts about space and the planets.
Me and My Place in Space was written by Joan Sweeney and illustrated by Christine Gore. This book is a great introduction to the universe and our place in it. As readers follow the story past each planet and through space, facts are shared through accessible and easy to understand text, and accompanied by clear and colorful illustrations.
You Are the First Kid on Mars was written and illustrated by Patrick O’Brien. Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live on Mars? This intriguing book explores that idea through imaginative and fact-filled text. The accompanying illustrations are bold and striking, helping the reader imagine what it might be like to live on Mars.
Even more Space Books for Kids: Non-fiction Picture Books
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) was written by Catherine D. Hughes and illustrated by David A. Aguilar. This informative book introduces kids to the basic concepts of space. The easy to understand text is accompanied by vibrant and detailed illustrations.
National Geographic Readers: Planets was written by Elizabeth Carney. This easy to read book is a great introduction to planets and the solar system. The simple text is accompanied by large, clear illustrations.
What’s Out There?: A Book about Space (All Aboard Books) was written by Lynn Wilson and illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye. The engaging text in this informative introduction to space is accompanied by detailed collage-style illustrations.
The Planets in Our Solar System (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) was written by Dr. Franklyn M. Branley and illustrated by Kevin O’Malley. This informative guide to the solar system introduces readers to all of the planets. The text is full of interesting facts, and the illustrations are lush and colorful.
More Space Books for Kids
13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System (National Geographic Kids) was written by David A. Aguilar. The changes to our solar system can be confusing. This children’s book is an in-depth introduction to the identification of planets with lots of factual information and incredible illustrations.
Smart Kids: Space: For Kids Who Really Love Space! was written by Roger Priddy. This brightly colored entry in the Smart Kids series of books from Priddy Books explores the planets in a kid-friendly manner. The large illustrations show incredible details, while the text is full of interesting facts highlighted with colorful boxes drawing attention to important points.
Explore My World Planets was written by Becky Baines. This nonfiction exploration of the planets is full of simple text and vivid photographs. The text uses short and simple sentences to introduce readers to our planet, as well as the other planets in the solar system.
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