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.
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!
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.
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.
DK | 5+
Travel through our incredible universe with your child in this spellbinding pop-up and pull-out space book. It features an awesome pop-up solar system scene, jaw-dropping pictures, exciting pull-out pages, fun quizzes and heaps of fascinating facts. Visit each of the planets, stop off at the moon and marvel at the stars in other galaxies.
Alex Frith | 6+
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 astronomy and so much more, unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe with this captivating book.
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.
Steve Martin | 8+
With this astronomical book, kids can test their astronaut abilities to see if they could flourish in outer space. They'll face a variety of challenges and missions, many of which are based around science and maths and can develop valuable key skills such as hand-eye coordination and basic first aid. Kids will be enthralled by this interstellar book, which includes fun stickers, a board game, press-out figures and even a model space shuttle!
Louie Stowell | 8+
This narrative introduction to the marvels and mysteries of space is packed with scientific facts about the solar system, comets, the Big Bang theory, space exploration and lots more. Complex ideas are explained in a fun and straightforward way with diagrams and amusing illustrations, and the book also features star charts, a glossary and an astronomy timeline.
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.
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.