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best books about space for kids

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I am so excited to gather our favorite books about space for kids! Currently, all we can talk about is space.  My husband is always sharing photos and videos from NASA with the children, and talking my ear off about the amazement of the universe.  It is truly amazing how much children can learn when they are interested!


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We absolutely love space around here.  In fact, just last week, at a play date, my friend presented the Big Book of and everything stopped.  The kids all rushed over to the small coffee table and gathered around to feel and turn the pages.  My son, and another sweet, sweet boy, explained “this is the Solar System” or “this is the Sun!” “no that’s Mars!”

All of these space books for kids teach children about astronomy and our amazingly vast universe.  Children learn through lifting the flaps, peaking at the secrets behind the pages, and expanding the pages, collecting and utilizing learning with stickers.  All of these books are from the amazing PaperPie.


Picture of See Inside the Universe IR

See Inside the Universe:  What’s the Universe made of? Where did everything come from? Just what lies out in the far reaches of space? Lift the flaps to see some of the amazing discoveries astronomers have made in their quest to unlock the mysteries of the Universe.

Picture of Big Book of Stars and Planets IR

Big Book of Stars & Planets:  Four giant fold-out pages help little ones to discover the wonders of space – from our Sun and the planets in our Solar System, to massive stars, enormous galaxies and lots, lots more.

Picture of First Sticker Book Space

First Sticker Book: Space: Young children can discover what’s out in space in this simple sticker book. There are over 150 stickers to add to the scenes, which depict the solar system and its planets, stars, galaxies and the astronauts who explore space.

Picture of Look Inside Space

Look Inside: Space: There are over 60 Lift the Flaps in this book! Find out how the moon was made, why stars shine and how we know so much about planets that are far, far away.

Picture of 100 Things to Spot in the Night Sky

100 Things to Spot in the Night Sky:  Discover the treasures of the night sky and learn to recognize its sparkling constellations with these fact-filled cards. See the constellations, find out where and when to spot them, and how they got their names. Find fascinating information about planets, meteors and other starry sights.

Picture of Astronomy IR

Astronomy:  How do astronomers study planets, stars and galaxies? What are rovers and where have they landed? How do different telescopes work? In this book, you’ll find out the answers and lots more fascinating facts about astronomy.

Picture of On The Moon

On the Moon:  This beautifully illustrated picture book will take you on a journey to find out what a journey to the moon would be like! You can fly into outer space, walk on the Moon and take a look at our world from a very, very long way away.

Picture of Living in Space (Level 2) - IR

Living in Space: 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.

Picture of Sun, Moon and Stars (Level 2) - IR

Sun, Moon & Stars: What is the Sun made of? How did astronauts get to the Moon and what did they find there? In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more about what’s out in space.

Picture of Astronomy and Space Sticker Book IR

Astronomy and Space Sticker Book: This book is an exciting introduction to the wonders of space. Find out how stars are born, what it’s like to live in space, and lots more.

 Picture of Build Your Own Spaceships Sticker Book

Build Your Own Spaceships Sticker Book: From the near past and distant future, build 20 of the greatest spaceships in the galaxy. Find the right stickers and fit them in place to complete your collection.

Picture of Astronomy IL

Astronomy: Vividly illustrated guide to non-fiction for older elementary children.  A guide with lots of information for any space lover.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the best books about space for kids!!  Space is so full of wonder, and so are our children, so it’s natural that we should teach them all we can!!  And how amazing is it that when I grew up, I thought we had nine planets, and now we only have eight :)


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  1. This is great. My son is really into space right now, so I’ll have to check these out. One of his favorite games to play lately is to sit himself into the pantry closet and “fly in his spaceship to the moon” – so fun.

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