Top 10 Best Space Books for 7-year-olds

These intergalactic books are sure to keep kids captivated with fascinating facts about asteroids, astronauts, stars, spacecraft, planets and so much more. See below for the best space books for 7-year-olds.

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1. Destination: Space

Christoph Englert

Aspiring astronauts will be mesmerised by this brilliant book. Blast off into our local solar system and galaxies far away as you discover the science behind stars, planets, meteors and comets. This book also includes a detailed look at the history of the universe.

2. See Inside: The Universe

Alex Frith

This awe-inspiring lift-the-flap book will help answer every question children might have about outer space, stars, galaxies and beyond. What is the universe made of? Where did everything come from? What exists in the far reaches of outer space? These phenomenal facts will keep kids engaged for hours as they lift the flaps to find out the answers to some perplexing fundamental questions. From the Big Bang to black holes, supernovas to satellites, unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe with this amazing book.

3. The Usborne Big Book of Rockets and Spacecraft

Louie Stowell

This book provides a unique insight into the domain of space travel, featuring a wide range of spaceships, shuttles, rockets, satellites and the International Space Station. With four massive fold-out pages that allow children to marvel at the vastness of outer space and see the complexity of the wonders of science and engineering, kids with an interest in technology and space travel are sure to be engrossed.

4. The Solar System

Rosalind Mist

Journey into space and find out everything there is to know about the Solar System in this enthralling, informative book. It features facts, photos and diagrams, all presented in a bright and bold style to keep kids engaged. Young readers will be space explorers in no time as they delve into this endlessly fascinating cosmic compendium, which also contains fun activities to complete. Explore the planets, learn about space missions and meet the greatest astronomers from history - all in one galactic book.

5. The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook

Louie Stowell

Budding space explorers will love this astronomical handbook. Discover how to become an astronaut, the training you must undertake, how you'll travel into space and what to do when you're up there, all in this comprehensive book. It even features a foreword by ESA astronaut Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to embark on a mission to the International Space Station, and is published in association with the UK Space Agency.

6. Punk Science: The Intergalactic Supermassive Space Book

Punk Science

Find out all about spaceships, satellites, astronauts, the solar system and the universe - and have lots of fun in the process! Each chapter is bursting with puzzles, games, facts and experiments, providing a fun and interactive way for kids to learn all about space. This book is published in association with the Science Museum.

7. Look Inside: Space

Rob Lloyd Jones

This fantastically fun book is packed with information about space and the amazing things that float through it, including stars, moons, comets and the planets of our solar system. Each spread features a cosmic colour illustration and lots of flaps to lift which reveal what's happening in every scene. Discover what's going on inside the International Space Station, how astronauts visited the Moon and what they did there, and the history of astronomy, from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.

8. Space Sticker Book

Fiona Watt

This space-tacular sticker book provides a light-hearted look at space travel, with scenes depicting the vastness of space, the inside of a space station and the surface of the moon. It contains hundreds of brilliant stickers, including planets, stars, asteroids, astronauts, rovers and much more.

9. A Journey Through Space

Steve Parker

Take a trip into outer space, zoom through the Solar System, discover satellites and encounter comets and asteroids along the way in this interstellar space book. Explore craters on Mars, moon-hop around Jupiter and get a close-up view of Saturn's phenomenal rings - but make sure not to get too close to the Sun! Bursting with lively illustrations which reveal our amazing universe, this book is perfect for immersing children in the wonders of the universe.

10. Exploring Science: Space

Ian Graham

This interstellar science book covers the stories and science behind the challenge to explore the cosmos, offering action-packed info on the history, people and features of space. Find out how the universe began, what galaxies, stars and constellations are made of, and why nothing - not even light! - can escape a black hole. Kids can also complete 19 easy projects to find out how rockets work, what it's like to work in space, how to make artificial gravity and solar wind, and lots more. Plus, learn all about the telescopes astronomers are using to search for extra-terrestrial life among the stars...

  • SOLA 5 years +
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    Shoot off into space and discover all there is to know about the Solar System in this exciting yet informative book. With facts, photos and diagrams featured throughout the book's bright and bold pages, your young reader will become a space explorer in no time!

    An endlessly fascinating resource which will captivate parents just as much as the children it is aimed at, Rosalind Mist's book contains a number of fun activities to complete which add extra interaction and excitement as you learn all the secrets of our universe.

    Explore the planets, learn about space missions and meet the greatest astronomers the world has ever seen - this science book is a galactic delight!
  • AIUPR 7 years +
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    This title comes with 19 easy-to-do experiments and 300 exciting pictures. It deals with the stories and the science behind the challenge to explore the cosmos. It offers action-packed information on the history, the people and the science of space. You can find out how the universe began, what galaxies, stars and constellations are made of, and why nothing, not even light, can escape from a black hole. Spectacular photographs and explanatory illustrations capture the thrills of space observation, travel, satellites and communication. Easy-to-do projects show you how rockets work, what it's like to work in space, how to make artificial gravity and solar wind, and much more. Space contains everything there is, from the Earth we live on to the most distant star. This fascinating book takes you on a journey to the Moon, the planets of the solar system and beyond. You can learn about the telescopes astronomers are using to search for extra-terrestrial life among the stars. You can follow the history of space research, from the earliest rockets to the future of space travel. Exciting experiments include making a dish antenna and simulating solar heat. The projects are fun to do and help explain the science and technology of space exploration.
  • AEZYG 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 illustration, 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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    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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    Do you have an astronaut of the future in your household? They'll be excited to blast off into space with the cadets in this out-of-this world book!

    Fully illustrated, the book looks at the local solar system and into galaxies that are far beyond. Fully accessible, the book explains the science behind the stars, planets, meteors and comets in our sky. It also provides a detailed look at the history of the universe.
  • APOYS 5 years +
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    Providing a fascinating insight into the world of space travel, this big book features a wide range of spaceships, shuttles, rockets, satellites and the International Space Station. With four huge, fold-out pages which allow children to marvel as the scale of outer space and see in detail the complexity of these marvels of science and engineering.
  • APKVT 5 years +
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    Take a journey from your doorstep into outer space! Zoom through the Solar System, discovering satellites, comets and asteroids along the way. Explore craters on Mars, moon-hop around Jupiter, and get a close-up view of Saturn's amazing rings. Just don't travel too close to the Sun! Packed with lively illustrations to reveal our amazing universe, this book is perfect for a parent and child to read together or to explore independently. The new A Journey Through titles include: Human Body: 978-1-78493-297-8 Space: 978-1-78493-298-5
  • AKOIX 7 years +
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    Each chapter in this fun and informative book is packed with puzzles, games, facts and experiments! Find out all about spaceships and satellites, astronauts, the solar system and the universe, and have lots of fun with the Punk Science team at the same time! Published in association with the Science Museum.
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    A light-hearted look at space travel, with scenes showing the vastness of space, the inside of a space station, and the surface of the moon, plus hundreds of stickers with which to fill the pages - with planets, stars, asteroids, astronauts, rovers and lots more.
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    An awe-inspiring lift-the-flap book from the experts at Usborne, See Inside the Universe will help answer every question children aged 6 and over will have about outer space, stars, galaxies and beyond...

    What is the universe made of? Where did everything come from? What is in the far reaches of outer space? Children will have hours of fun lifting over 70 flaps and poring over the jaw-dropping facts in this thoroughly entertaining and mind-bogglingly amazing book. Packed with bright and bold illustrations, the book is the perfect first introduction to this complex science topic.

    From the Big Bang to supernovas, black holes, the history of astronomy, our own place in space and much, much more, with See Inside the Universe children will make amazing discoveries to unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe for themselves.