If you have a child that is interested in outer space, solar systems, constellations or simply a dreamer interested in staring at the stars, then you will love our latest list from our Awesome Book series. For this article, we have compiled suggested books that are out of this world! This list is full of diverse books about space that appeal to young children.
Whether it is to read in the morning, right after school or before bedtime , reading is an important part of any child’s routine. We hope this list can make your story time even more exciting. We have included Amazon affiliate links to make your shopping experience easier and more convenient!
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10 Awesome Out of this World Books
National Geographic is a wonderful introduction for young children on outer space. The graphics are stunning, the information is rich, and children enjoy looking over the pages.
The Cat in the Hat series has very intelligent books presented in a rhyming and animated manner. The books are well written, introduce some difficult vocabulary and keep kids engaged.
American Museum of Natural History has amazing books about science. This board book not only reviews information about the universe, it does so by also reinforcing the alphabet.
A great introduction to the various planets, this board book helps children learn about them.
Solar System Scratch and Sketch: An Activity Book For Inquisitive Artists and Astronauts of All Ages
While we may be thrilled with the scientific knowledge that children acquire when learning about space, we liked this book because it also focuses on artistic expression.
It is a difficult concept for young children to understand, the solar system, but this book offers visual layers which helps expand their comprehension.
Miles From Tomorrowland Mighty Merc
The recent hero on Disney Junior is Miles from Tomorrowland, and boys and girls love to follow his blastastic adventures. This show is introducing children to the idea of space, and reading some of his stories will keep them entertained as well. We chose Mighty Merc simply because he is our kids’ favorite character.
Byron Barton books maintain a lovely tempo and when coupled with the graphics is a calm read for young children. These books definitely capture kids’ imaginations.
We are fascinated by the “Who Was…?” series and introducing the history of the man who walked on the moon will be a great addition to the adventurer in your children.
We are fans of Eric Carle, but this book has two threads occurring. There is the story of a father who would climb the tallest ladder to get his daughter what she wants but at the same time the concept of the disappearing moon introduces the idea of the different stages of the moon. As always great graphics accompany this story which I find a great bedtime story.
We will continue to compile lists in our Awesome Book Series which will be organized by theme.
What is your favorite book on outer space?