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Here are ten recommended books about space that children ages 0-9 will enjoy. Whether you're reading stories about aliens or learning facts about the planets, your young astronauts will be transported to another world!
3...2...1...lift off! Take a journey into space exploration. With fun facts like what astronauts eat and how they sleep, kids will learn about today's space adventures and how people from all over the world work to continue space exploration.
Big Silver Space Shuttle
A brightly colored and intricately detailed space shuttle prepares for liftoff, then shoots into space, leaving Earth's atmosphere and going into orbit.
Floating in Space
Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Wondered what it might be like to see the sun set sixteen times in one day? Open this book and be transported on an information-packed voyage aboard the space shuttle.
Hello, Is Anybody There?
Eight-year old Joe is about to become a big brother when he meets Mika from planet Eljo, where children hatch out of eggs and life in general is quite different from what Joe knows. The importance of questioning everything, from what's a pancake to religious beliefs, makes this gentle story fun to read as well as eye-opening.
The Best Book of Spaceships
Join the crew and find out how rockets, probes, telescopes, and space shuttles work! Illustrations and text introduces young readers to the amazing variety of spaceships past, present, and ready to blast off into the future.
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
The planetarium is closed for repairs, so the Magic School Bus blasts off on a real tour of the solar system. After their previous field trips, the children in Ms. Frizzle's class are rather blasé about landing on the Moon, Venus, and Mars. A first-class introduction to the planets, fine for pleasure or purpose reading.
The Sky Is Full of Stars
Young stargazers learn about different star colors and brightness, how to locate major constellations, and how to make mini-planetariums by using coffee cans and flashlights.
To Space and Back
Much has been written about the vast scientific importance of space exploration, but very little about the human side of being a member of an astronaut crew. In this book, with the help of journalist Susan Okie, Sally Ride shares the personal experience of traveling into space. America's first woman astronaut answers questions most frequently asked about a journey through space.
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