What to Read Wednesday: Space Books for Kids

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:

We have an astronomy resource board on Pinterest, too!

Follow Learning Table ‘s board Astronomy on Pinterest.

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.

Space Books for Kids Free Printable Activity Pack mylearningtable.com

Our favorite space books for kids

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What to Read Wednesday Blog Link-Up

Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.

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Comments (9)

  1. Lisa Ehrman

    What a wonderful collection of space books! This group should certainly inspire your young readers! Thanks for the link-up!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Thanks so much, Lisa. I am so happy you stopped by! 🙂

  2. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    I hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      You, too, Lisa! 🙂

  3. Homeschool Base

    Wow, good work! How long did it take to compile that list of space books? Putting together a list like that with images and links is so tedious!

    1. Homeschool Base

      Also, thanks for hosting a link-up 🙂 Always fun to have a cheat sheet of recent bloggers to follow!

  4. Mother of 3

    Such a great listing of books! We’ve read a few of these even though my boys aren’t all that wild about space.

  5. Gina @ Oaxacaborn

    Love these suggestions! We’re also big fans of the Usborne Official Astronaut Handbook — its full of quirky illustrations and humorous banter. 🙂

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Oh, that sounds perfect for my youngest’s son’s space craziness. Thanks for the suggestion!


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