Out of this World: 5 Cool Space-Themed Kids Books

The solar system has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. My daughter shares that fascination. There’s just something about learning the realities of what is beyond our own planet, and then using that as a springboard to imagine what we might find when we travel further. But whether it’s learning about the contents of the earth, or how many asteroids are in the asteroid belt, or how fast the winds travel on Neptune, it’s all just cool.

(Psst: Covers go to Goodreads.)

Discovery Spaceopedia

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Blast off into space with Discovery Spaceopedia to explore our solar system and mysterious, far-off galaxies. Created with Discovery Channel’s leading space expert, Hakeem Oluseyi, Spaceopedia is filled with incredible facts, more than 400 full color NASA photos, and profiles of groundbreaking astronauts and scientists including Neil Armstrong, Edwin Hubble, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Readers will learn all about black holes, orbits, constellations and more with special features on the Curiosity and Rosetta Comet landings, and the current number of earth-like planets in the universe that may have intelligent life!


Our Moon: Exploring Luna

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A captivating, comprehensive, and accessible look at the Moon, illustrated with spectacular full-color photographs.

 

 

 

 


Discovering Mars: The Amazing Story of the Red Planet

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Featuring incredible photos and new information about the latest research into Mars, this updated edition of DISCOVERING MARS covers everything about the great red planet, from past to present.


Topics include myths and facts about life on Mars, a history of NASA’s Mars research, including the Rover missions, and ideas about our potential future relationship with the planet. With its lively text narrative and beautiful color photos, students and teachers alike will enjoy learningĀ 


The Planets: The Definitive Visual guide to Our Solar System

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Featuring all-new 3D models built using data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency, The Planets is an awe-inspiring journey through the Solar System, from Earth to Mars and beyond.

Viewed layer by layer, planets and other objects in the Solar System are taken out of the night sky and presented on a white background, revealing every detail of their surface and internal anatomy in astonishing detail.

Looking at planets, the Sun, hundreds of moons and thousands of asteroids and comets, The Planets includes timelines that chronicle all major Space missions, right up to the latest Mars rovers, and infographics that present fascinating facts about all planets and the Solar System in a fresh new way…


National Geographic Angry Birds Space: A Furious Flight Into the Final Frontier

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It’s one small step for birds, one giant leap for birdkind…

Blast off with the Angry Birds as they fly through space on an intergalactic rescue mission! Evil space piggies have stolen their eggs and are hiding them somewhere in outer space. To save them, the Angry Birds have teamed up with National Geographic to learn all they can about planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and the mysteries of the universe. Four chapters take the readers deeper and deeper into spaceā€”each one packed with Angry Birds, astounding space photography, and fascinating “Astrofacts” and “Space Data” features that surprise and enthrall…

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