Out of this World! Great Books About Space

Book List , Kids

Seven Wonders of the Solar System

Title: Seven Wonders of the Solar System
By: David A. Aguilar
Published: 2017

Explores seven extraordinary celestial wonders, from our close neighbor Mars to mysterious Planet 9. -- Provided by publisher.

Ages 8 to 12.
Call Number: x523.2 Aguil.D


Space Encyclopedia

Title: Space Encyclopedia
By: David A. Aguilar
Published: 2013

"Jump aboard a tour of the solar system and venture to the stars and beyond in this visually spectacular encyclopedia of our universe."--Back cover.

Ages 8 to 12.
Call Number: x523.1 Aguil.D


Papa Put a Man on the Moon

Title: Papa Put a Man on the Moon
By: Kristy Dempsey
Published: 2019

Marthanne's whole community is excited about the moon landing, and Marthanne is especially proud because her father helped create the fabric for the astronauts' spacesuits.

Ages 4 to 8.
Call Number: JPicture Demps.K


The Hubble Space Telescope: Our Eye on the Universe

Title: The Hubble Space Telescope: Our Eye on the Universe
By: Terence Dickinson
Published: 2019

"The launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 was the first time humans had sent a telescope into space, beyond the distorting effects caused by looking through the Earth's atmosphere. Aided by stunning photography from Hubble, this book describes how Hubble gathers imagery and transmits it to Earth and discusses the telescope's top discoveries. It also explores the stormy weather on our solar system's planets and moons,star clusters, nebulas and the Milky Way Galaxy, star nurseries and Hubble's glimpses of distant galaxies in deep space."-- Provided by publisher.

Ages 10 and up.
Call Number: x522.2919 Dicki.T


ABC's of Space

Title: ABC's of Space
By: Chris Ferrie
Published: 2018

Colorful and simple introduction for babies and grownups to a new astronomical concept for every letter of the alphabet. Each page features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little astronomer.

Ages 3 and up.
Call Number: JBoardbk


The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Title: The First Men Who Went to the Moon
By: Rhonda Gowler Greene
Published: 2019

"Through verse and informational text, the 1969 Apollo 11's historic mission is celebrated, from liftoff to moon landing to successful return to Earth."-- Provided by publisher.

Ages 6 to 10.
Call Number: x629.45409 Green.R


The Boy who Touched the Stars = El Niño que Alcanzó las Estrellas

Title: The Boy who Touched the Stars = El Niño que Alcanzó las Estrellas
By: Jose Hernandez
Published: 2019

With beautiful illustrations by Steven James Petruccio, this heartwarming, bilingual picture book will introduce children ages 5-9 to the concept of space travel. The author’s story is sure to motivate kids to set goals and reach for their own dreams.

Ages 5 to 8.
Spanish xBiog Herna.J Herna.J


Outer Space

Title: Outer Space
By: Ken Jennings
Published: 2014

"Now you can become a junior genius with Ken Jennings' first children's series! With this book you'll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with out-of-this-world facts: Did you know that Mars has a volcano bigger than the state of Arizona? Or that there's a star with a diamond the size of our moon at its core? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!"-- Provided by publisher.

Ages 8 to 12
Call Number: x523 Jenni.K


Moondogs

Title: Moondogs
By: Daniel Kirk
Published: 1999

Willy flies to the moon to get a moondog for a pet, but he finds true happiness with a scruffy but loyal earth dog named Scrappy.

Ages 4 to 8.
Call Number: JPicture Kirk.D


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I Know Exactly Who You Are

Title: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I Know Exactly Who You Are
By: Julie Kregenow
Published: 2018

Experience this classic lullaby through the fresh lens of astrophysicist Julia Kregenow, PhD. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I Know Exactly What You Are engages the little star lovers in your life with the whimsical but real science of the stars, to a tune we all know and love.

Ages 4 and up.
Call Number: x523.8 Krege.J


Hey-ho, To Mars We'll Go!: A Space Age Version of

Title: Hey-ho, To Mars We'll Go!: A Space Age Version of "The Farmer in the Dell"
By: Susan Lendroth
Published: 2018

Explore the science behind a trip to Mars, from launch to landing on the Red Planet. Set to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," this jaunty journey follows five adorable, bobble-headed astronauts as they learn how to bathe in zero gravity, grow veggies in space, and entertain themselves on the six-month trip.

Ages 4 to 8.
Call Number: x523.43 Lendr.S


Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

Title: Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years
By: Stacy McAnulty
Published: 2017

The Earth introduces readers to key moments in the planet's life, from its formation over four billion years ago to the present, including the Earth's position in the solar system, its layers, and when plants and animals began to inhabit the planet.

Ages 4 to 8.
Call Number: x550 Mcanu.S


Chasing Space: Young Reader's Edition

Title: Chasing Space: Young Reader's Edition
By: Leland Melvin
Published: 2017

A memoir by the former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver traces his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance, and grace that create opportunities for success.

Ages 5 to 8.
x629.45 Melvi.L


Margaret and the Moon: How Margret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

Title: Margaret and the Moon: How Margret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing
By: Dean Robbins
Published: 2017

Introduces the woman mathematician whose childhood love of numbers led to her prestigious education and contributions at NASA while explaining how her handwritten codes proved essential throughout numerous space missions.

xBiog Hamil.M Robbi.D
Ages 4 to 8.


Our Moon: New Discoveries about the Earth's Closest Companion

Title: Our Moon: New Discoveries about the Earth's Closest Companion
By: Elaine Scott
Published: 2015

Our Moon covers everything from the newest theories on how the moon formed, to the recent, startling discovery of water on its surface and the very real possibility of future moon colonies.

Ages 9 to 12.
Call Number: x523.3 Scott.E


Hidden Figures Young Reader's Edition

Title: Hidden Figures Young Reader's Edition
By: Margaret Slatterly
Published: 2016

The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly's acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.

Ebook
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13326640
Ages 8 to 12.


All of my Friends are Planets: The Story of Pluto

Title: All of my Friends are Planets: The Story of Pluto
By: Alisha Vimawala
Published: 2016

Tells the story of Pluto's discovery, the evolution of what it means to be a planet, and that it's ok to be different and make new friends along life's way. It hopes to both educate and inspire children and adults alike about our vast and expansive Solar System. To get us all to look at the sky, and dream of what else is out there.

Ages 5 to 8.
Call Number: x523.49 Vimaw.A


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