Top 10 Outer Space Books

    3-2-1 Blast Off!
    6.0
    01
    3-2-1 Blast Off!
    Written by Kevin Meyers
    Harry and Horsie
    5.8
    02
    Harry and Horsie
    Written by Katie Van Camp & illustrated by Lincoln Agnew
    There's No Place Like Space
    5.5
    03
    There's No Place Like Space
    Written by Tish Rabe & illustrated by Aristides Ruiz
    Oh No, Astro!
    5.5
    04
    Oh No, Astro!
    Written by Matt Roeser & illustrated by Brad Woodard
    The Darkest Dark
    5.0
    05
    The Darkest Dark
    Written by Chris Hadfield & illustrated by The Fan Brothers
    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
    5.0
    06
    Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race
    Written by Margot Lee Shetterly & illustrated by Laura Freeman
    Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
    5.0
    07
    Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
    Written and illustrated by Brian Floca
    Rocket Science for Babies
    4.8
    08
    Rocket Science for Babies
    Written and illustrated by Chris Ferrie
    8 Little Planets
    4.8
    09
    8 Little Planets
    Written by Chris Ferrie & illustrated by Lizzy Doyle
    Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star
    4.8
    10
    Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star
    Written and illustrated by Maria van Lieshout

"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
Mousetronaut
4.5
This Is a Moose
3.3
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet
Midnight on the Moon
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition
Interstellar Cinderella
6.0
mechanicsouter spacecinderella stories
Moon! Earth's Best Friend
5.8
Dream Away
5.6
Go for the Moon
5.5
The Way Back Home
5.5
Carnival in a Fix
5.3
Fly High, John Glenn: The Story of an American Hero
5.3
Where's the Astronaut?
5.1
National Geographic Kids Little Kids First Board Book: Space
5.0
When God Made Light
5.0
Space Squad
4.9
Zelda's Big Adventure
4.9
Tiny Little Rocket
4.8
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing
4.8
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System
3.8
Space Case (Moon Base Alpha)
Reaching for the Moon
I Am Neil Armstrong
Here We Are
6.3
Ender's Game
6.0
Lights on Wonder Rock
5.5
If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon
5.5
Stars
5.3
Heart on Pluto
5.2
Your Alien
5.1
Garcia and Colette Go Exploring
5.0
The Night the Stars Went Out
5.0
Rufus Blasts Off
5.0
The Space Walk
4.9
The Stuff of Stars
4.8
Life on Mars
4.8