The Best Space Books for Kids
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“Space…the final frontier…”
There is so much to discover out there in the big wide universe, and what kid can resist learning about the stars, planets, and space exploration?
This week we’re celebrating our favorite space books for kids–several of which I’ve read aloud so many times I can recite them. Especially the first two on our list from Byron Barton and Tony Mitton. My boys started on these books as toddlers, and they are tucked away along with their other childhood heirlooms for safe keeping.
Our boys LOVE all things space. From Star Wars to astronauts, from rockets to galaxies, they just can’t get enough. Our youngest is currently building a cardboard rocket and plans to find out if he can recreate Curious George’s space mission. It’s funny how many toys we have that revolve around space–action figures, vehicles, Legos, light sabers . . .
Here are some ways we incorporate our boys’ love of space into our homeschool curriculum:
- Elementary General Science and Astronomy
- Astronomy for Middle and High School
- Creation Astronomy
- Exploring the Constellations with free printable
We have an astronomy resource board on Pinterest, too!
If you have a child in your life who loves all things space-related, check out some of our favorites. If you have any suggestions to add to the list, we’d love to know, so please share with us in the comments below. Be sure to scroll down and grab our free printable this week. We have a printable library checklist for you, along with a space themed activity pack with story starters and space themed notebook paper.
I’m so happy you’re here!
Now, BLAST OFF on a reading adventure!
Free Printable Space Activity Pack
Click here or on the image below to download our free Space Activity Pack that contains a library checklist, Space themed story starter cards, and Space themed notebook paper.
Our favorite space books for kids
- I Want to Be an Astronaut
- Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines)
- The Stars
- Curious George and the Rocket
- Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
- There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
- The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System
- The Moon Book
- The Moon Seems to Change (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
- Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations
- Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities (For Kids series)
- Planets, Moons and Stars: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)
- Fly Guy Presents: Space (Scholastic Reader, Level 2)
- The Astronomy Book (Wonders of Creation)
- Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky
- Space Heroes: Amazing Astronauts (DK Readers)
The most popular post from last week was:
- Fantasy Book List for Ages 8-Teen from Brandi Raae
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