Best Space Books

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This book includes incredible images, amazing cross-sections of planets and space stations and great infographics that help readers understand the content. This book includes plenty of new and engaging facts, making it perfect for both seasoned space explorers and those who are new to this subject. Recommended for readers ages 10 to 17.

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This book is informative and has a storybook-like text and structure that keeps readers interested. The pages are filled with colorful illustrations and photos of real things that exist in our solar system — and beyond. This book is recommended for readers between the ages of 7 and 9 and is 224 pages long.

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The book, with its awe-inspiring pictures, is designed for students ages 8 to 11. While there is text throughout, it does not overpower the book. The infographics further explain the text in a concise format and in a realistic, engaging and age-appropriate manner. This book provides a great foundation for children eager to learn more about space.

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Children ages 7 to 10 will enjoy exploring this book, which is chock-full of facts and exceptional, high-quality photos. This encyclopedia contains nine sections that take readers on a journey from simply gazing at the moon to touching down for a moon landing. The interviews and pictures make for a great storytelling experience firmly grounded in history.

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Children will explore the various elements of the universe through the lenses of both art and factual information. The mysteries and wonders of space unfold in this 32-page book designed for children 4 to 7 years old. Author Roger Priddy is a father himself, and says his children have given him his best book ideas. This book is a great way to introduce space to young learners.

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The first book in this series provides a great foundation for children interested in astronomy. The book covers myths associated with the stars and planets, debunking them with research. The illustrations are whimsical in appearance and add a sense of magic. Children will learn simple scientific facts about the stars, planets and constellations. Definitions that appear throughout the book allow young readers to develop a concrete grasp on the terminology and concepts that make up our universe. The back of the book includes a set of glow-in-the-dark stickers and an adjustable star finder that will put children’s imaginations to work. Recommended for children grades four to six.

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The book includes fun facts about the solar system told through the adventures of endearing Magic School Bus characters. The easy-to-understand format makes this a great book to use in the classroom or as supplemental reading material. Recommended for children ages 6 to 9.

Expert Commentary

“Books about space cover an incredibly complex subject for young and old alike. Given how hard it is to fathom the sheer size of space, images, pictures and other visual aids can be helpful tools. If your child has an interest in extending their learning, you can combine these books with real-world news regarding research or real-time efforts at the international space station.”