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Our space books for kids will appeal to any budding astronauts in your primary class. We have children's books about space for children at KS1 and KS2 and they're full of facts and information about planets, the solar system and space travel.

  • Science Sorted Collection - 5 Books

    Product Code: GMUR
    Collection 9 years +
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    This is a collection of fun doodle-filled books about subjects ranging from science and nature to the human body. They've all been created by Glenn Murphy, the author of Why is Snot Green?, so you know they're going to be full of gloriously gross facts and tidbits.

    Ideal for dipping in and out of and perfect for children who wouldn't normally open a book, these books answer questions ranging from what actually happens in your head during a headache to the reasons why some farts are eggier than others.

    Extraordinarily designed and with plenty of Horrible Histories-style humour on show, these books also cover the theory of evolution and life on Earth; discoveries from outer space; the history of robots and engineering; and how hunters have caught their prey for generations.
    Format: paperback
    • £7.99
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  • Starters Collection - 8 Books

    Nick Pierce

    Product Code: STTE
    Collection 7 years +
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    Each book in this colourful collection is filled with simple text and striking illustrations that help introduce history and the natural world to young readers. They cover curriculum topics and reveal what people and animals have done over the various historical periods.

    From exotic animals in the rainforest to knights preparing for battle, these books are sure to inspire a passion for learning as children are enthralled by the informative yet fun layout of each spread. They have 'Can you find...?' sections which will encourage children to absorb the information on the pages while learning about the important concepts.

    Throughout the books there are introductory paragraphs with additional text and highlighted images around the border to encourage readers to spot specific objects within the main image. There is also a timeline, glossary and index for key terms so children can consolidate what they have learnt.

    Format: paperback
    • £9.99
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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Night Sky

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGNS
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Children can explore the night sky from the comfort of their own garden with this National Geographic Kids book.

    With the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing taking place throughout 2019, now is the perfect time for children to discover the solar system!

    From Mars to meteor showers and Saturn to satellites, this guide is packed with stunning photographs and jaw-dropping facts about space.

    Its convenient size and durable format makes it perfect for taking on camping trips, holidays and nights in the garden.
    • £3.99
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    Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books

    Product Code: ENKL
    Collection 7 years +
    (2)
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    Especially tailored towards students studying at the lower end of Key Stage 2, this 30-book collection covers a huge range of subjects and will provide help both at home and in the classroom.

    Linked to the National Curriculum, the collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and includes workbooks on the core subjects of maths, English and science as well as other important subjects including geography and computer coding. There is also an illustrated dictionary to further aid learning.

    Colour coded for ease of use, the books are full of accessible information and break down the tricky subjects into easier, bite-sized snippets of information. This is a must for any child who wants to succeed at school.
    • £24.99
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    • RRP £112.70
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  • 100 Things to Know About Space

    Alex Frith

    Product Code: TKAS
    Hardback 9 years +
    (1)
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    If you have an inquisitive child who is fascinated by space and wants to know the answers to the important questions like why astronauts need wilderness survival skills and how they can escape a black hole, this out-of-this-world book is perfect.

    Packed with 100 fascinating facts that span across space, the book features bright illustrations to add extra appeal and will keep any budding astronauts happily engrossed.
    • £3.99
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  • DK Findout Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: FNDO
    Collection 7 years +
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    From the experts at DK, these 10 books offer incredible facts about everything from robots to space travel.

    Brightly presented with plenty of images and photographs, these are perfect for dipping in and out of and the bite-sized facts are sure to delight your children. Other topics covered include reptiles, the human body and Earth.

    As well as the facts that will help children learn about the subjects and assist them in their school work, there are also fun ones that they will love to recall and tell to everyone they meet.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £59.90
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  • Usborne Beginners: The Solar System

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: SYS2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    The Usborne Beginners: Solar System guide is aimed at a young readership and the simple descriptions of our universe make it a perfect book to dip into and enjoy.

    With a helpful glossary to explain unfamiliar words and a list of websites to visit for more information, this early reference book will be useful for homework help, and it's fun just to look and marvel at!

    Ideal for readers aged 5 and over.
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  • My Little Book of Space

    Product Code: MLBS
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Where does the Earth fit in the solar system? What is the sun?

    My Little Book of Space is packed full of cool photos and bite-sized information that children can dip into. It's perfect for reluctant readers and those who'd rather read facts than fiction.

    The simple text will encourage children to talk about the topic with passion and enthusiasm.
    • £2.99
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  • First Man on the Moon

    Ben Hubbard

    Product Code: FMOM
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Published in time for the 50th anniversary, First Man on the Moon is a gripping illustrated account of the historic first moon landing.

    Featuring accessible text and contemporary artwork, it breathes new life into the famous story of the first ever moon landing, using short paragraphs to tell this inspiring story.

    It covers the beginnings of the Space Race; the early missions; the successful Apollo 11 voyage; and Neil Armstrong's legendary first steps on the moon - as well as the astronauts' heart-stopping return to Earth.
    • £4.99
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  • Voyage Through Space with Glow-in-the-Dark Poster

    Cornelia Li

    Product Code: GDVS
    Hardback 7 years +
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    See space as you've never seen it before!

    Join a little astronaut and her space dog as they embark on an incredible journey through our solar system. They journey from the sun to the planets, passing asteroids and going through the Kuiper belt along the way.

    Complete with a huge glow-in-the-dark poster, this book will help children who dream of exploring the stars learn everything they need to know about the planets, asteroids and the sun.
    • £4.99
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  • Space Visual Encyclopedia

    Heather Couper

    Product Code: SPCE
    Hardback 9 years +
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    This visual encyclopedia provides an in-depth look at the wonders of the universe and explains what lies in outer space.

    It examines every aspect of space, from galaxies and dark matter to the features of the Solar System, and will help children understand about everything from asteroids and comets to star-forming nebulae and planets.

    Packed with astounding facts, this is the perfect one-stop reference guide to help children (and you!) unravel the mysteries of space.
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  • Dogs in Space: The Amazing True Story of Belka and Strelka

    Iris Deppe

    Product Code: DGIS
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This quirky and delightful picture book tells the incredible true story of Belka and Strelka, the Soviet space dogs!

    In 1960, two stray dogs were plucked from the streets of Moscow to become space pioneers. Belka and Strelka are put through their paces on the ground, as they practise rocket simulations and wearing spacesuits before being launched into outer space as their first ever living creatures to successfully orbit the Earth.

    Miraculously, they survive the mission and upon their return they embark on a tour of the USSR. As for their legacy, less than a year after their safe return, the Soviet space programme felt confident enough to send the first human into space.
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  • In Focus: Space

    Raman Prinja

    Product Code: EFV2
    Paperback 6 years +
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    This is a cool book packed with facts about space and the solar system. It tells children how black holes are made and which moon has more water than Earth.

    Presented in a magazine style that makes learning more fun and accessible, it contains top 10 lists, fast facts, quizzes and more to inspire budding astronauts.
    • £3.99
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  • Space Race

    Ben Hubbard

    Product Code: SPCR
    Hardback 8 years +
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    We're celebrating 50 years since mankind first set foot on the moon in 2019 and this interactive book gives children the chance to experience the history of space exploration in style.

    Just download the app on a smartphone and then explore augmented reality visuals of the Apollo 11 lunar module, the ISS Space Station and the Curiosity Mars rover in close-up 3D. There are also videos of key moments from history and real-life footage from the NASA archives to relive again and again e.g. Neil Armstrong's 'one small step'.

    This is a rich and immersive book that covers the story of space exploration from the 1940s all the way through to the modern day and beyond. Learn when satellites were first sent into orbit; all about the Space Race; and about what comes next - including public space travel and missions to Mars!
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  • Spaceships and Rockets

    DK

    Product Code: EKE2
    Hardback 5 years +
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    DK Reads Rockets and Spaceships is part of DK's three-level reading scheme to get kids reading and learn how to read at home. At the "Beginning to read" level, DK Reads Rockets and Spaceships is ideal for children beginning to read for meaning, decoding and recognising words. Blast into space with the latest and greatest rockets and spaceships. Watch a rocket roar into the sky, explore all kinds of space vehicles, and find out what it's really like to ride a rocket. Levelled into stages, DK Reads is to designed to help every child progress their reading skills and become a confident reader. With engaging stories, exciting images and interactive elements, including recipes, questions, diary entries and more, this series appeals directly to kids.
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  • Usborne Look Inside: Space

    Rob Lloyd Jones

    Product Code: AEZYG
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This is a great fun flap book packed with interesting information about space, and the amazing things that float through it - stars, moons, comets, and the planets of our solar system. Each double-page spread has a stunning colour illustrations, and several flaps to lift to find out more about what's going on in the scene - such as what goes on inside the International Space Station, how astronauts visited the Moon and what they did there, as well as the history of astronomy, from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.
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  • An Usborne Flap Book: See Inside Space

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: AAHIB
    Hardback 6 years +

    If your youngster is interested in space and finding out more about it, then this Usborne lift-the-flap book is perfect. See Inside Space has dramatic double page spreads showing the Big Bang, how the first suns and planets were formed and our very own solar system. With over 50 flaps to lift and a little book of star maps included, this is a wonderful non-fiction treat!

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  • Usborne Look Inside: Science

    Minna Lacey

    Product Code: AEUWR
    Board 5 years +
    This is a re-sized edition of the original flap book that introduces the fascinating world of science in a simple and engaging way for younger readers. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps. It includes basic science topics from how plants grow to astronomy and forces. Each double-page includes simple practical experiments for children to try themselves.
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  • Sun, Moon and Stars

    Stephanie Turnbull

    Product Code: ALPOA
    Hardback 5 years +
    This exploration of the sun, moon and stars is part of a series introducing children to the wonder of the world around them. It has two reading levels, with a simple sentence on each page for beginners, accompanied by more complex information which can be read as the child's ability grows. Developed with reading experts at Roehampton University, this title provides an introduction to sun, moon and stars for developing readers.
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  • National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space

    Catherine D. Hughes

    Product Code: AFMQR
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Little space lovers can learn all about planets, the universe and the solar system with Little Kids First Big Book of Space.

    The latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books Series, Little Kids First Big Book of Space is a visually compelling and approachable first reference book for 4-8 year olds who are eager to have their very own big books.

    Featuring fun, short entries about planets, stars, galaxies, and more, this charming book is perfect for reading aloud or for beginning readers to enjoy by themselves.
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  • Space Ultimate Sticker Book

    DK

    Product Code: ATDOD
    Paperback
    Set off on an adventure which is out of this world with Space Ultimate Sticker Book. With 250 reusable stickers, your child can put together an astronaut and assemble the planets in order, while picking up incredible information along the way. Packed with fun facts for kids which support Key Stage 1, learn all about the moon, the Mars explorer, space suits and more with DK's eye-catching photographic stickers. Kids will enjoy spending hours completing the entertaining activities and learning all about space with Space Ultimate Sticker Book.
    • £3.89
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  • Space: A Children's Encyclopedia

    Product Code: AANAW
    Hardback 9 years +
    This title offers everything you ever wanted to know about space. Take your child on a journey to space and beyond, they'll learn what space is and take a whirl around the sun, moon and stars. Packed with out-of-this-world pictures from space, kids will explore our universe as never before. Exclusive interviews, eyewitness accounts, incredible facts and more will teach them everything they need to know. It's an incredible look at the universe in which we live - perfect for space enthusiasts and budding astronomers.
    • £14.39
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  • The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook

    Louie Stowell

    Product Code: ANLFL
    Paperback 7 years +
    Discover how you become an astronaut, the training you must undertake, how you travel into space and what you do when you're up there. With a foreword from ESA astronaut Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to embark on a mission to the International Space Station. Published in association with the UK Space Agency.
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  • On the Moon

    Anna Milbourne

    Product Code: APORT
    Paperback 3 years +
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    This is an artist-led picture book, which introduces young children to the vastness of the universe, how far away the moon is, what gravity is and the concept of space travel through a gentle and captivating story about an imaginative little girl. Combining full colour illustrations with NASA photographs from the surface of the moon, this beautifully illustrated picture book takes young children on an amazing journey into outer space. The story's use of rhythmic text generates an evocative and friendly tale, taking children on a magical and informative journey.
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