Indulge your children’s fascination with the universe with space books for kids!
This week I’m joining up with some fellow bloggers to create a rounded study unit on Star Wars. And I thought… nothing says Star Wars like learning about outer space!
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Children’s Books about Space
My youngest son can’t get enough about outer space.
In fact, one morning he woke me up on the dead and dark silence of the night and whispered to me, “Mom, if a star went supernova near a black hole, would the supernova destroy the black hole or would the black hole suck it up.”
In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally.
What is the sun made of? What causes night and day? Why does the moon change shape?
Colorful collage illustrations and an easy-to-understand text bring planets, stars, comets, and the wondrous things out there in space right down to earth in a simple introduction to the solar system for young armchair astronauts.
Featuring a wealth of never-before-published NASA photographs, charts, stories, and contributions by NASA astronauts and experts, Space: A Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive exploration of space from our nearest planets and stars to far-off galaxies.
From an astronaut in space to Voyager, yellow dwarf, and zenith, this ABC board book opens up the entire universe to children!
Created in tandem with the American Museum of Natural History, it takes kids on a photographic journey through comets, flares, and planets like Jupiter, and introduces them to black holes, supernovas, telescopes, and more.
Many of the planet’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders.
Blasting into space, this board book explores the unique aspects of the Milky Way.
Introducing children to the sun and planets, moons, asteroids, and comets of our solar system, this book also encompasses black holes, constellations, and binary stars.
When Carl Sagan was a young boy he went to the 1939 World’s Fair and his life was changed forever. From that day on he never stopped marveling at the universe and seeking to understand it better.
Star Stuff follows Carl from his days star gazing from the bedroom window of his Brooklyn apartment, through his love of speculative science fiction novels, to his work as an internationally renowned scientist who worked on the Voyager missions exploring the farthest reaches of space.
This book introduces the beloved man who brought the mystery of the cosmos into homes across America to a new generation of dreamers and star gazers.
Star Wars Study Unit
In addition to offering recommendations of space books for kids,I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class unit study resources to teach kids about Star Wars and the rest of the galaxy!