Planets for Kids
best children's books

Young children are curious about the sun and the moon, but beyond those visible bodies, it gets harder. Adults have a hard time wrapping their heads around those planets way out there in the solar system, so imagine how much more challenging it is for young children given their concrete way of seeing the world around them.

Children's books are great for overcoming this significant challenge!  The list below of space books for kids includes links to buy the books on Amazon.  Or, to save 50% or more on math children's books, check out our list of space kid's books on sale.  Our books are a great deal! All are used but are in great condition, some are even like new.

13 Planets
A New View of the Solar System
4th grade - 6th grade

Postcards from Pluto
A Tour of the Solar System
1st grade - 3rd grade

Our Solar System
by Seymour Simon
3rd grade - 6th grade

Destination: Mars
by Seymour Simon
3rd grade - 5th grade

by Seymour Simon
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Destination: Jupiter
by Seymour Simon
2nd grade - 4th grade

Planet Name Game
(Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat --
Step into Reading Level 2)

by Tish Rabe
Preschool - 1st grade

You Are the First Kids
on Mars

by Patrick O'Brien
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

National Geographic Reader: Planets
by Elizabeth Carney
2nd grade - 4th grade

Exploring the Solar System
A History with 22 Activities
5th grade - 8th grade

Planets in Our Solar System
(Lets Read & Find Out Science)
by Franklyn Branley
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

(books covering the sun, earth/sun relations, the moon, and space travel)

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Educational Toys & Games about Space

We specialize in reviewing children's books about different educational topics, but we have run across some pretty cool educational learning toys that we think would be great to add to classroom or at home 'space exploration.' Check out these fun options: