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Explore some of our favorite space books for young children.
If You Decide to Go to the Moon If You Decide to Go to the Moon
(Booklist Editor's Choice. Books for Youth Award), by Faith Mcnulty, Scholastic Press 2005. In this lavish picture book, readers accompany a boy on a fascinating excursion to the moon. Rich artwork and whimsical details throughout. Ages 4-8.
Sun (Jump into Science) Sun (Jump into Science)
By Steve Tomecek, National Geographic Society, 2001
How hot is the sun? What is it made of? How long would it take to get there? This fun and fact-filled book answers these questions and many more. Ages 4-8.
The Best Book of Spaceships The Best Book of Spaceships
By Ian Graham, Kingfisher,1998. Find out how rockets, probes, telescopes, and space shuttles work. Provides a fascinating overview of life and work in the space environment, from the first steps on the moon to life on a space station. Ages 4-8.
Living in Space Living in Space (Usborne Beginners)
By Katie Daynes, Usborne Publishing, 2002. How do astronauts travel into space? Where do they live when they get there? What do they do all day? In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more amazing facts about living in space. Ages 4-8 years.
Moncake Mooncake
By Frank Asch, Aladdin, 2000. Bear builds a rocket to go to the Moon so he can taste it. Charming illustrations go beautifully with the story. Ages 4-8.
Roaring Rockets Roaring Rockets
By Tony Mitton and Ant Parker, Kingfisher, 2000. Blast off with out-of-this-world rhymes! In bright and bold illustrations that are as witty as the text, an animal crew roars and whizzes into outer space. For preschool age children.
Living on a Space Shuttle Living on a Space Shuttle
By Carmen Bredeson, Rookie Read-About Science, 2003. Combines real-life photos with a simple and engaging description of how astronauts aboard a space shuttle perform everyday activities such as eating, drinking, and sleeping. Ages 2-8.
To Space and Back To Space and Back
By Sally Ride and Susan Okie, HarperTrophy, 1989. From the alarm clock ringing at 3:15 a.m. on launch day to getting used to gravity again after returning to Earth, Sally Ride takes readers on an amazing trip in a space shuttle. Full-color photos. Ages 9-12.
The Kids Book of the Night Sky The Kids Book of the Night Sky
By Ann Love and Jane Drake, Kids Can Press, 2004. Using a lively combination of clearly written text, myths and legends, jokes, and activities, the authors present an excellent introduction to the many wonders of the night sky throughout the seasons. Ages 9-12.
Zoo in the Sky Zoo in the Sky
By Jacqueline Mitton, illustrated by Christina Balit, National Geographic Society, 2006. This gorgeous picture book introduces children to the constellations that are named for animals—Leo the Lion, the Great Bear and Little Bear, and many more. Ages 4-8.
The International Space Station The International Space Station
By Franklyn Branley, HarperTrophy, 2000. A history and background of the International Space Station and descriptions of life in space are presented in a clear, easy-to-read manner with clearly labeled drawings and watercolor illustrations. Ages 4-8.
Exploring Our Solar System Exploring Our Solar System
By Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy, Crown Books, 2003. In this copiously illustrated volume, astronaut Ride and educator O'Shaughnessy offer a thrilling introduction to our solar system. Visuals include exciting images from space, charts that contrast the planets' properties, and beautiful illustrations. Ages 8-14.
Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-this-World Moonpie Adventure Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World
Moon-Pie Adventure

By Tony DiTerlizzi, Aladdin, 2005. This delightful romp follows red-haired, freckle-faced, goggle-wearing Jimmy Zangwow, budding inventor and adventurer, on a passionate search for his favorite treat. Wonderful illustrations. Ages 4-8.

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