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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.

  • TSCO 8 years +

    The Science Of... Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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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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  • STTE 7 years +

    Starters Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

    Nick Pierce

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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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  • ITAA 5 years +

    It's All About... Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

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    This collection of 16 fact-filled books looks at a huge range of fascinating topics including the natural world, the animal kingdom, science vehicles and transport.

    Each book is packed with facts and stats and comes with eight collectable cards to tear out and keep. Free extra content such as downloadable audio to accompany the books is available by logging into a special URL disclosed in the books.

    Format: paperback
    • £15.99
    • RRP £79.84
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    ENKL 7 years +

    Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books (Collection)

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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.
    • £19.99
    • RRP £112.70
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    • Just £0.67 per book
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  • FMOM 9 years +

    First Man on the Moon (Hardback)

    Ben Hubbard

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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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  • SYS2 5 years +

    Usborne Beginners: The Solar System (Hardback)

    Emily Bone

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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
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  • SPCE 9 years +

    Space Visual Encyclopedia (Hardback)

    Heather Couper

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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
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  • NGNS 7 years +

    National Geographic Explorer Guide: Night Sky (Paperback)

    National Geographic Kids

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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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  • DGIS 5 years +

    Dogs in Space: The Amazing True Story of Belka and Strelka (Hardback)

    Iris Deppe

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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.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • SPCR 8 years +

    Space Race (Hardback)

    Ben Hubbard

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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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  • EKE2 5 years +

    Spaceships and Rockets (Hardback)

    DK

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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.
    • £2.99
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  • WSCO 9 years +

    When the Stars Come Out (Hardback)

    Lucy Rose Cartwright

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    Explore the magic and mysteries of the night-time with this beautiful large-format gift book.

    This picture book is full of finely detailed artwork that evocatively captures the beauty of our universe at night - from moonbows to shooting stars and the polar region to the northern lights. It shows children (and you!) how different habitats - including cities and the ocean - come alive when the sun sets.

    A wondrous book, it also features illustrations of animals making their beds, sleeping, swimming and flying as you dive into the world of dreams and explore the history of human sleep and gaze at the constellations.
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.99
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  • EFV2 6 years +

    In Focus: Space (Paperback)

    Raman Prinja

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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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  • BIV2 9 years +

    Ground Control to Major Tim (Hardback)

    Clive Gifford

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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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  • CVW2 6 years +

    The Sun & Other Stars (Hardback)

    John Farndon

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    • £6.99
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  • CJA2 4 years +

    Our Solar System: The Moon (Paperback)

    Mary-Jane Wilkins

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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
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  • AEZYG 5 years +

    Usborne Look Inside: Space (Hardback)

    Rob Lloyd Jones

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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.
    • £7.99
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  • AEUWR 5 years +

    Usborne Look Inside: Science (Board)

    Minna Lacey

    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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  • BQKBE 7 years +

    Everything: Space (Paperback)

    National Geographic Kids

    Children can learn all about space with this National Geographic book packed with facts, anecdotes and full-colour photographs.

    It also features an explorer's corner with tips, maps and infographics to help children understand some of the tricky concepts.

    The cool comparisons will also help inspire children to reach for the stars!
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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  • BMQLN

    Once Upon a Star (Hardback)

    James Carter

    Once upon a star there were no stars to shine no Sun to rise no Sun to set no day no night nor any time Discover the origins of the universe and how our solar system was formed. The narrative verse takes the reader on an immersive journey through space and time, illuminated by striking, dynamic illustrations. The worlds of poetry and non-fiction collide to create a beautiful, unique picture book about our Sun.
    • £10.59
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  • BTEGF

    Space Puzzles (Paperback)

    Sam Smith

    This out-of-this-world activity book is filled with wordsearches, mazes, spot-the-differences, logic puzzles and more. Part of a range of pocket-sized paperbacks that are perfect for journeys, rainy days and party bags, with all the answers at the back of the book.
    • £2.59
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  • ATDOD

    Space Ultimate Sticker Book (Paperback)

    DK

    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
    • RRP £3.99
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  • AUGZJ 5 years +

    Solar System (Paperback)

    DK

    DKfindout! Solar System teaches kids everything they would want to know about the awe-inspiring solar system. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more! From the planets to meteorites all a budding astronomer needs to know is packed DKfindout! Solar System. Packed with fun facts, quizzes and amazing photography the key curriculum topics are brought to life. Discover what the weather is like on Jupiter, or take a trip across Mars with the rover mission. DKfindout! Solar System will spark the imagination of any child interested in space.
    • £4.49
    • RRP £5.99
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  • ANLOP 5 years +

    My Very First Space Book (Other)

    Emily Bone

    This is non-fiction for very young children, who will find lots of things to look at and talk about in this highly visual book about space - what it is, where it is, and what's out there. Little ones can find out about planets, stars, asteroids, space travel and lots more - whilst learning lots of interesting new words.
    • £7.99
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