Top 5 Best Science Fiction Books for 3-year-olds

Science fiction stories are seriously exciting for little ones, packed with aliens, planets, spaceships and stars! Be whisked away to another galaxy by this list of the top 5 science fiction books for 3-year-olds.

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1. Q Pootle 5: The Great Space Race

  • £2.99

Nick Butterworth

The interstellar exploits of Oopsy the alien will enthral children, particularly those who are already fans of the popular show on CBeebies! Oopsy is desperate to win the Space Race - but what will happen when disaster strikes after she forgets to fix her booster? This heart-warming tale is perfect for little ones.



2. The Darkest Dark

The Darkest Dark - Hardback - 9781509824083 - Chris Hadfield
  • £4.49

Chris Hadfield

Popular astronaut Chris Hadfield tells a heart-warming story about a little boy who dreams of flying into space, despite a dreadful fear of the dark! His name? Chris! Young Chris knows that when bedtime arrives, the worst sort of alien appears: darkness! But when he watches the first televised moon landing, he realises that the dark isn't scary at all, because even where the darkest dark is, out there in space, it's actually very exciting! With gorgeous artwork and an otherworldly feel, this book will enchant little ones.


3. Aliens Love Underpants!

  • £3.99

Claire Freedman

With lively illustrations and fun text, this rhythmic rhyme is guaranteed to delight little booklovers! What could be better than a bright, bubbly book about aliens... in pants?! This hilarious title is sure to inspire a love of books in young readers.




4. How to Catch a Star

  • £4.49

Oliver Jeffers

This uplifting, enchanting tale tells the story of a boy who loved stars so much, he wanted one of his very own. He'd watch the stars every night from his bedroom window, dreaming of how he could be their friend and play hide-and-seek with them. So, one exciting day, he decides to set about catching a star of his very own. This magical tale will captivate kids.


5. Marshmallows for Martians

  • £3.49

Adam & Charlotte Guillain

This brilliant picture book finds our hero George heading off on a hunt for Martians to find out what sorts of sweets they like best - with hilarious results! Set off into space with George as he meets some Bangbots from Waabangatoo, lands on Mars and finds... there's no Martians around! But what's that he hears? A parade of musical aliens, perhaps? Discover the adventure in this fantastically funny book.