Top 10 Best Space Books for Kids

Blast off into the universe with these out-of-this-world books! Featuring astronauts, asteroids, planets, spaceships, stars, comets and so much more, see below for the best space books for kids, ordered by target age. Plus, you can also find a post all about our best space books for 7-year-olds right here on our blog as well. 

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1. LEGO Women of NASA Space Heroes 

DK | 4+

Introduce your kids to the women who helped pioneer space travel and exploration. The amazing space heroes featured in this book include Mae Jamison, the first African American woman in space and Margaret Hamilton who created computer software for the Apollo mission. The stories of these women are told through photographs of the LEGO Women of NASA collection. 

2. Usborne Beginners: The Solar System

Emily Bone | 5+

Young readers can discover the secrets and mysteries of the universe with this exciting book. It features a helpful glossary to explain unfamiliar words and a list of websites to visit for more information. It's perfect for helping with homework - or for simply marvelling at!

3. Space Sticker Book

Fiona Watt | 5+

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.

4. Look Inside: Space

Rob Lloyd Jones | 5+

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.

5. Voyage Through Space with Glow-in-the-Dark Poster

Cornelia Li | 5+

This book is a great way to get children familiar with topics surrounding space. They can follow an astronaut and her dog through the universe and learn about planets, asteroids and the sun along the way. Plus, to make this even more exciting, it comes with a glow-in-the-dark poster that young space enthusiasts can hand in their room. 

6. In Focus: Space

Raman Prinja | 6+

Laid out in a simple magazine style, this fact-filled read is a must for kids who love space. There are eye-opening photographs, fascinating facts and top 10 lists on a range of space topics from moons to black holes.

7. Destination: Space

Christoph Englert | 7+

Aspiring astronauts will be mesmerised by this brilliant book. Blast off into our local solar system and galaxies far, 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.

8. How to Be a Space Explorer

Lonely Planet Kids | 8+

In this enthralling book, kids will find everything they need to know to travel through space, including what life is like in zero gravity, how to find their way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit! Unique illustrations and fascinating facts take kids to the centre of the action, and more than 300 spectacular photos reveal what the universe is really like.

9. Chris Hadfield and the International Space Station

Andrew Langley | 9+

Explore the amazing life of astronaut Chris Hadfield in this unique space book. From his early days to the incredible six months he spent in space, this book tells the story of a hugely influential individual. This book also explains what the International Space Centre is and what it's used for and how it has become a temporary home for astronauts. If your child is considering a career in space, this book will truly help them achieve their goals. 

10. Space: A Children's Encyclopedia

DK | 9+

Discover a wide range of space subjects in this cosmological compendium, perfect for aspiring astronomers and astronauts. Discover what space is like, take a whirl around the sun and explore the moon and stars. Featuring exclusive interviews, spectacular pictures, eyewitness accounts, mind-boggling facts and so much more, young scientists will be engrossed by this detailed look into outer space.

  • AANAW 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £14.39
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    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.
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    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.
  • AOGXE 5 years +
    5 years +
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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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    7 years +
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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.
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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.
  • ALHIQ 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £12.89
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    Everything young explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit! Unique illustrations take kids to the heart of the action and amazing photos show what the universe is really like. Incredible stories of real-life space exploration for kids aged 8 and up, by author and astrobiologist Professor Mark Brake. * More than 300 amazing photographs * The perfect present for every aspirant astronaut! About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)