Wow! Stars, Galaxies, Asteroids, Planets what not everything about space excites children. Isn’t it? Sleeping in your lap looking at the sky, have your child ever asked you mamma what’s out there in and above the sky? They did ask right? When it comes to knowing about sky, stars, planets, asteroids, orbits or something which they haven’t actually seen before kids will surely enjoy. So why don’t we introduce them to the exciting things out there? You are lucky enough, there are hundreds of children’s books about space. Like we always do, we have reviewed hundreds of children’s books and listed five best kids books on space through which any parent can introduce everything in space to kids. From ABCs to many interesting facts about space are narrated in the form of beautiful stories by great authors.
Interested in exploring the wonders of the universe?
Here we go, five mindbogglingly amazing children’s books about space.
ABCs of Space
A for astronaut, B for big bang, C for Comets! Never ever heard of teaching ABCs this way. Isn’t it? This is much more than teaching alphabets, this is teaching about space to your little ones through a simple and colorful book. A new concept for teaching kids about space. Connecting each letter in the alphabets to a component of space, and this has three different levels. So, it can be used for different age groups of children. The first level is all about connecting every alphabet with the component of space. Level two is about in-depth description of the word space. Level three gives more details about space. It allows children to go a step further and increase their knowledge about space. You can also create a space themed Alphabet chart for your kids through which you can keep on reminding them about what’s there in and above the beautiful sky.
The Darkest Dark
Introducing you to Chris a little boy who loves rockets and planets. Do you love them too? Come join the journey of little Chris. He always pretends to be a brave astronaut but there is one thing that worries him. We guess even you are also scared of it. Darkness, yes Chris doesn’t feel brave during nights. He’s afraid of the darkness. While the story goes on, for the very first time Chris could see the power, mystery and beauty of the dark. And he realizes dark is beautiful and exciting. What made him realize the beauty of dark is exciting? Isn’t it? Read this beautiful childhood story of real life astronaut Chris Hadfield to know. In this Chris Hadfield himself describes his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, and what inspired him to become an astronaut. Illustrations by Eric Fan will always keep you connected with the story. There are lots of interesting things in this for the children to explore.
Mae Among the Stars
Just imagine, that you are dancing in space while the stars complimenting your charm with their glow. Your eyeballs have gone up looking in the top left corner right? Hahahahaha. How many of us dreamt of going there? There’s a little girl called Mae who always loved to dance in the space, and be surrounded by billions of stars. She wanted to be an astronaut. And she has an amazing mother who had encouraged her saying work hard for it there’s nothing impossible. Little Mae’s curiosity and interest matched with her parents’ motivating words, which made her way easy to be as the first African American woman to travel in space. Yes, it is the story of a lady who dreamt of becoming an astronaut and finally she made it through. Inspirational words and story by author Roda Ahmed will surely touch each and every reader heart irrespective of age group.
Real story! What? Yes, it’s a partially real story. Meteor a hardworking and friendly mouse who aims to get the title “mousetronaut” and also has all the qualifications that a space mouse should have. Space mouse! Do you think the mouse really went to space? Yes, this is not a complete fictitious story. This is the story of a real life astronaut Mark Kelly who has gone into space with mice. We have seen sending dog going to space. But in this whenever astronauts are going to space they are accompanied by mice. So when they take mice with an astronaut, the bigger mice are chosen, and the small little mouse Meteor is left behind. But the day has finally come and our little meteor is chosen to go with the astronaut. Did the mouse finally achieved the title mousetronaut? Read this sweet little picture book with engaging illustrations, the story of being small but brave. We just love the way Mark Kelly tried to teach astronomy through simple words.
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
Come on join Professors Astro Cat’s classes about space. He knows how to explain complex things in cool, simple, and understandable way. There’s a chart that compares sizes of planets. Imagine the Earth as a cherry tomato, Jupiter as a watermelon, and many more such funny yet interesting comparisons. Even kids with zero interests on knowing about space will love Professor Astro Cat’s class. We can call this an encyclopedia of space with some twists and turns. So enjoy this lively tour of space led by space suit clad Professor Astro Cat with your junior. Bennewman illustrations in retro colors and blocky cartoon style compliments the authors insightful narration through our solar system and space. Big Bang and asteroids, satellites, imagined aliens and the future of space travel what not you can know everything about space in this book.
Do give these books a try but as I always say, these are some of the books that the mommy me enjoyed reading with her little one. It may happen that your junior won’t like some or all the books from this list and that’s perfectly fine. Every child has his/her own preferences, let’s just respect their choices and read them what they want.