Top 10 Outer Space Books

    Midnight on the Moon
    7.0
    01
    Midnight on the Moon
    Written by Mary Pope Osborne & illustrated by Sal Murdocca
    3-2-1 Blast Off!
    6.0
    02
    3-2-1 Blast Off!
    Written by Kevin Meyers
    Even Aliens Need Snacks
    6.0
    03
    Even Aliens Need Snacks
    Written and illustrated by Matthew McElligott
    Harry and Horsie
    5.8
    04
    Harry and Horsie
    Written by Katie Van Camp & illustrated by Lincoln Agnew
    The Way Back Home
    5.5
    05
    The Way Back Home
    Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
    Oh No, Astro!
    5.5
    06
    Oh No, Astro!
    Written by Matt Roeser & illustrated by Brad Woodard
    Your Alien
    5.1
    07
    Your Alien
    Written by Tammi Sauer
    Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
    5.0
    08
    Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
    Written and illustrated by Brian Floca
    Hush, Little Alien
    5.0
    09
    Hush, Little Alien
    Written and illustrated by Daniel Kirk
    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
    5.0
    10
    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
    Written by Margot Lee Shetterly & illustrated by Laura Freeman

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade . . . not because [it is] easy, but because [it is] hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win." President John F. Kennedy, 1962 We want to help children feel inspired and captivated by great books. Some of our own favorites focus on space, rockets, and big dreams, so we thought it would be great to compile a list of the best children's books about space. To quote a favorite animated character, Buzz Lightyear from Disney's Toy Story, we want children to believe they can go "to infinity, and beyond!" Sometimes the best way to voyage into new worlds is by being transported into the vast unknown of space through the pages of an amazing book. In 2011, NASA shut down its space shuttle program, a program that sparked amazing feats of science, math, and engineering and human ingenuity, bravery, and creativity. It seems that despite thrilling achievements in the years after President John F. Kennedy declared "we choose to go to the moon," space exploration lost its perceived value and was seen as a high-risk, low-return government expense. Matthew McConaughey's character, the space shuttle pilot Cooper, might have captured the feeling best: "We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt." Interestingly, private companies have stepped into to fill the empty space (wink, wink) left by NASA, and people all over the world are enthralled with the potential of colorful visionaries like Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic, Elon Musk and SpaceX, and Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin. We're enjoying a resurgence of interest in space and exploration, and we hope children, and the parents and other loved ones who enjoy the books with them, can find their next big dream in one of these, the best books about space. Live long and prosper! ;)

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4.8
My Sister is an Alien!
4.8
8 Little Planets
4.8
Mousetronaut
4.5
Here Come the Aliens!
4.0
Aliens Are Coming!
3.0
How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens
E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Marshmallows for Martians
Space Case (Moon Base Alpha)
Earth to Clunk
Ada  Lace,  Take  Me  to  Your  Leader
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet
Aliens for Breakfast
Interstellar Cinderella
6.0
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If You Come to Earth
5.9
Space Mice
5.8
If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon
5.5
Little Fox and the Missing Moon
5.5
Go for the Moon
5.5
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing
4.8
Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star
4.8
Hello, World! Solar System
4.8
Monster ABC
4.5
This Is a Moose
3.3
The Wump World
2.3
The Bad Guys in Alien Vs Bad Guys
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition
One Trick Pony
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat
The Babysitter from Another Planet
Alien Adventure
Alien Opposites
The New Kid
Here We Are
6.3
Ender's Game
6.0
Moon! Earth's Best Friend
5.8
Dream Away
5.6
Lights on Wonder Rock
5.5
There's No Place Like Space
5.5