Space Books for Toddlers

Books to Awaken Your Child’s Fascination with Outer Space.

Young Children are curious about the world around them — and that includes everything that’s in the sky, too! You can help encourage their natural curiosity, and take the first steps toward building a life-long love of learning, by making sure that they have plenty of books around them.

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  Here are a few terrific books about space to help your budding astronomer get started. He or she is sure to enjoy hearing these factual — and fictional — stories about space. And, best of all, you’ll have just as much fun reading them to your child!

Space Books to Read Aloud

Day and night, the moon, the stars — how did they all get there, and what are they, exactly? These books will help you and your child understand all about space.

What's Out There?: A Book about Space
What’s Out There?

There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
There’s No Place Like Space

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
First Big Book of Space

What Makes Day and Night
What Makes Day and Night?

If You Decide To Go To The Moon (Booklist Editor's Choice Award)
If You Decide To Go To The Moon

The Moon Seems to Change
The Moon Seems to Change

Olivia Blasts Off!

OLIVIA Blasts Off!Olivia Blasts Off!

The always-popular Olivia has a project that takes her imagination on a tour of the solar system. A fun story — and there are stickers, too!

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Learning about the Constellations

Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal ConstellationsZoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations

There are many wonderful stories about the constellations, and this book provides a good introduction, as well as helping your child to identify them. A beautiful book, recommended for children preschool through grade 3.

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Stories about the Sky for Young Children

a nice selection of fictional stories about the sky that children will love.

Star Seeker
Star Seeker

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Sheep Blast Off!
Sheep Blast Off!

Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars

How the Moon Regained Her Shape
How the Moon Regained Her Shape

Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole
Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole

Space Crafts and Activities for Young Children

Nifty Thrifty Space Crafts Nifty Thrifty Space Crafts

Well, really, who doesn’t love crafts? This book has 10 easy-to-do projects that use easily accessible materials. You child can make a NOrth Star finder, a mobile that shows the phases of the moon, and lots more.

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Dover Books makes a nice line of Little Activity Books that are fun and really, really inexpensive. They’re not very big, but they’re perfect to stash in your purse for a long car ride or an unexpected wait at the doctor’s office. Oh, and they make great stocking stuffers, too!

Outer Space Activity Book (Dover Little Activity Books)
Outer Space Activity Book

Space Age Mazes (Dover Children's Activity Books)
Space Age Mazes

Spacecraft Stickers (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers)
Spacecraft Stickers

Books about Space Travel for Young Kids

It’s never to early to start dreaming, and these books will have your little one imagining what it would be like to travel in space.

If I Were an Astronaut
If I Were an Astronaut

You Are the First Kid on Mars
You Are the First Kid on Mars

Roaring Rockets
Roaring Rockets

The Best Book of Spaceships
The Best Book of Spaceships

Is There Life in Outer Space?
Is There Life in Outer Space?

Floating in Space
Floating in Space

Here Comes Science by They Could Be Giants

Here Comes ScienceHere Comes Science

Ever since I heard this song, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. They Could Be Giants have produced a lot of really catchy songs for little people. This collection is all about science, and includes both an audio CD and a video DVD.

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