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Blast off! Children can head into outer space with Book People's hand-picked selection of space books for kids. All available at unbelievable prices, the books can provide homework help and support children as they study at school.

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Space Books for Kids

Blast off! Children can head into outer space with Book People's hand-picked selection of space books for kids. All available at unbelievable prices, the books can provide homework help and support children as they study at school.

  • The Science Of... Collection - 10 Books

    Product Code: TSCO
    Collection 8 years +
    (1)
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    This fact-packed collection is all about engineering and Earth science subjects! From rocks and minerals to bridges and tunnels and medical technology, these books answer questions about important topics.

    From the technology of ships to the causes and effects of natural disasters, they all tie in with the STEM curriculum and are perfect for opening readers' eyes to the wonders of science. One book focuses on the history of warfare and the science behind the weapons and vehicles used in conflict.

    From the team behind our bestselling You Wouldn't Want to Be and You Wouldn't Want Live Without collections, each book combines informative, bite-sized text with quirky illustrations as a diverse set of characters present the information in an appealing and concise way.

    The accessible diagrams, side panels and speech bubbles provide multiple entry points for reluctant readers and encourage a love of reading and learning.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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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
    • RRP £55.92
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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.
    • £19.89
    • RRP £112.70
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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
    • RRP £6.99
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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
    • RRP £9.99
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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
    • RRP £6.99
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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
    • RRP £12.99
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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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Usborne Beginners: The Solar System

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: SYS2
    Hardback 5 years +
    (2)
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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.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
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  • 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
    • RRP £29.95
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  • I Wonder Why Collection - 20 Books

    Product Code: IWDR
    Collection 5 years +
    (2)
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    Inquisitive children will love this set of 20 fact-filled books which explore a variety of topics ranging from pirates and planes to penguins and pyramids.

    Written in a child-friendly and conversational style, these books are educational in an amusing and imaginative way and are sure to delight readers who want to know more about the world around them.

    Among the intriguing questions they provide answers to are 'why does the wind blow?', 'why does soap make bubbles?' and 'why did the Romans wear togas?'
    •   Buy 3 get 10% off Half Term Offer Offer details
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    • £19.99
    • RRP £119.80
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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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      Buy any 3 titles in our Half Term Fun category and get 10% off. Book People reserves the right to remove or amend this promotion at any time. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. This promotion applies to products in the Half Term Fun Offer category only. Maximum discount £30.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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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
    • RRP £7.99
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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!
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Our Solar System: The Moon

    Mary-Jane Wilkins

    Product Code: CJA2
    Paperback 4 years +
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    Find out how Earth's Moon formed and what it is made from. Discover how the Moon changes, what happens during an eclipse, and how spacecraft and astronauts have explored the Moon. Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; Earth; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets and The Sun
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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  • Voyage Through Space with Glow-in-the-Dark Poster

    Cornelia Li

    Product Code: GDVS
    Hardback 5 years +
    (1)
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    Join a little astronaut and her space dog as they embark on an incredible journey through our solar system.

    Complete with a glow-in-the-dark poster, this book will help children who dream of exploring the stars everything they want to know about the planets, asteroids and the sun.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • The Sun & Other Stars

    John Farndon

    Product Code: CVW2
    Hardback 6 years +
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    • £6.99
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  • Ground Control to Major Tim

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BIV2
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Aimed at children inspired by Major Tim Peake's adventures in space, this 32-page book looks at the history-making career of the man who, in 2016, became the first British astronaut to live and work on the International Space Station. During his time on board the ISS, Tim Peake carried out experiments, performed a crucial spacewalk and took some awesome photographs. He also found time to run a marathon, present an award to Adele and read a bedtime story to children listening 400km below him on Earth. Packed with amazing photographs, this book reveals how Major Tim's fascination with flight and science began and how his career as an astronaut developed, documenting his inspirational journey into space.
    • £7.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Usborne Look Inside: Space

    Rob Lloyd Jones

    Product Code: AEZYG
    Hardback 5 years +
    (4)
    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.
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Space

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: ATGXJ
    Other 3 years +
    (1)
    This is an interactive book from Usborne, with over 60 flaps revealing answers to all kinds of questions about space.

    Children can lift the flaps to discover 'What's a cosmonaut?' to 'Where have people visited in space?', 'Why can't I see stars in the daytime?' and so much more.
    • £7.99
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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!

    • £7.99
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  • National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space

    Catherine D. Hughes

    Product Code: AFMQR
    Hardback 7 years +
    (1)
    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.
    • £8.29
    • RRP £9.99
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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.
    • £7.99
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  • Peppa Pig: Peppa in Space

    Peppa Pig

    Product Code: BXZVG
    Paperback 3 years +
    It's space day at playgroup and Peppa, George and their friends are learning all about the moon. The children are so excited when Madame Gazelle takes them to the space museum to learn how to be real astronauts! Peppa loves jumping up and down on the moon! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon and introduce space to your little piggies in this sparkly Peppa Pig picture book.
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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