Essential Book List: Wonders of Space and Sky

Space is a place where the imagination soars. Its innate vastness provides endless opportunities to feed a child’s curiosity with tales of limitless wonder. Here are a few of our favorite books to provide a pathway for children to explore the final frontier.


By Michael Driscoll

Inquisitive minds will enjoy this information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing. Young astronauts learn the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, myths behind constellations and how to navigate the night sky. It even includes a special star wheel to help locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year.

A Trip into Space

By Lori Haskins Houran and‎ Francisca Marquez

This lively, rhythmical story will take your explorer on a trip to the International Space Station. The tour is NASA verified and filled with tons of fun facts.

Eyewitness News: Earth

By Susanna Van Rose

This factual book is the perfect guide for gaining a deeper understanding of Earth as a planet in our solar system. From earthquakes to natural wonders and everything in between, Eyewitness News: Earth will nurture the curiosity of any young mind.

Space Academy: How to Fly a Spacecraft Step by Step

“By Kespert & Baker”

Young astronauts will love this book, as it teaches them the ropes of how to pilot different kinds of spacecrafts. Filled with stats, facts and guides, this book will teach children the latest space technology.

Journey into Deep Space

By Dr. Mike Goldsmith

This book takes the reader on a vivid experience through the history of the cosmos. Its stunning photographs include planets like Mars and massive supernovas over 10,000 light years away.

Looking for more reading ideas? Check out our list of fascinating science and adventure books.