Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to comets, asteroids and meteors. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about comets, asteroids and meteors.
Our list includes picture books and chapter books. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.
When it comes to children’s stories about comets, asteroids and meteors, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero to popular sellers like Rocket Says Look Up! to some of our favorite hidden gems like Oh No, Astro!.
We hope this list of kids books about comets, asteroids and meteors can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!
Astro, an asteroid that wants nothing more than for his personal outer space to be respected, is hit by a passing satellite and sent on what turns out to be a great adventure from the asteroid belt to Earth. Includes “space facts.”
All the grown-ups comment that Eliot is “such a quiet little thing,” unaware that at night, when the clock strikes midnight, he becomes a superhero, and now he has received his most urgent mission yet, to help a group of scientists prevent a giant meteor from crashing into Earth.
Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual—a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell’s extraordinary discovery made her famous the world over and paved the way for her to become America’s first professional female astronomer. Gorgeously illustrated by Diana Sudyka, this moving picture book about a girl from humble beginnings who became a star in the field of astronomy is sure to inspire budding scientists everywhere.
A charming companion to Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups and Little Penguin and the Lollipop, Little Penguin Stays Awake is a funny bedtime tale that invites the reader to jump in and play along.
Little Penguin has one wish–he wants to fly just like all the other birds!
All he has to do is wish on a shooting star, but penguins have VERY EARLY BEDTIMES!
Little Penguin has tried everything he can to stay up extra late–but it’s not working.
Can YOU help him stay awake?
Like a Shooting Star - Award-winning filmmaker and author of The Boy Who Loved the Moon. Rino Alaimo returns with an endearing tale about courage and love. When a young boy’s father doesn’t return from the war, the lonely boy wishes upon a shooting star–one that turns out to be a little firefly who, try as she might, just can’t fly. Touched by the boy’s earnest wish, the firefly undertakes a courageous journey to bring the boy’s father home. Hope, love, and the courage of an unlikely hero fill the pages of this stunningly illustrated picture book.
Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision - Blast-off into space in this second adventure with
Stink Moody in Master of Disaster - Stink takes a star turn—and helps stave off cosmic calamity—in a new Judy Moody & Friends adventure just right for newly independent readers. Look up! Look out! A comet is coming, a comet is coming! Stink is camped out in the backyard with his sister, Judy, and he can’t wait to lay eyes on P/2015 OZ4, also known as the Sherman-Holm Comet. But then news of an asteroid hitting Russia reaches Stink, and suddenly he’s feeling squeamish (and squash-ish) about close encounters of the outer-space kind. Will donning an aluminum-foil cape and building a bunker in the basement help keep him safe? Can this fearless Asteroid Boy save Earth from disaster?
Caroline's Comets - “Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet and the first woman to be paid as a scientist.”–
Dazzled, <br> a little girl listens <br> to her old neighbor’s story <br> of following a falling star <br> when he was a boy. <p/> He found it, too. <br> He put it in her hands. <p/> But that’s not all <br> the starfinder has to tell. <p/> One day something <br> found him. <p/> It’s a story <br> too good to keep. <p/> See for yourself.
Did you enjoy our children's book recommendations? Did you know you can help us improve this list? Check out our Community Handbook and learn how to add tags to books.