Best Books on Space
& the Planets for Kids

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

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

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

Zoo in the Sky
A Book of Animal Constellations
by Jacqueline Mitton
Preschool - 3rd grade

Exploring the Solar

A History with 22 Activities
5th grade - 8th grade

The Big Dipper
(Lets Read and Find Out
Science series, Stage 1)

by Franklyn Branley
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Once Upon a Starry Night
A Book of Constellations
by Jacqueline Mitton

Kindergarten - 4th grade

National Geographic
Reader: Planets

by Elizabeth Carney
2nd grade - 4th grade

A Child's Introduction
to the Night Sky

by Michael Driscoll
4th grade - 6th grade

You Are the First Kids
on Mars

by Patrick O'Brien
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

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

by Tish Rabe
Preschool - 1st grade

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

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

by Seymour Simon
Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Destination: Space
by Seymour Simon
4th grade - 7th grade

Comets, Stars, the
Moon, and Mars

by Douglas Florian
1st grade - 6th grade

The Magic School Bus
Space Books
(6 books total)
by Joanna Cole
1st grade - 3rd grade

Dogs in Space
by Nancy Coffelt
Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Me and My Place in Space
by Joan Sweeney
preschool - 2nd grade

There's No Place Like Space
All About Our Solar System
by Tish Rabe
Kindergarten - 1st grade

The Stars: A New Way to
See Them
by  H.A. Rey
6th grade - 8th grade

Find the Constellations
by H.A.Rey
4th grade - 6th grade

There Once Was a Sky
Full of Stars

2nd grade - 5th grade