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Stars, Planets and the Night Sky

Do you know any kids who are fascinated by the constellations, the phases of the Moon, or what it's like to be an astronaut? We've gathered up a great collection of books, activities, apps, and websites for learning all about stars, constellations, planets, and the night sky.

Try pairing fiction with nonfiction books and exploring different genres (like poetry and biographies) and formats (like graphic novels and audio books). You'll be creating your own "text sets" — collections of texts focused on a specific topic, such as stars, planets, and space exploration. Reading widely in this way helps children build background knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

You might also want to explore our Space Rangers summer science program, with a free toolkit ready to print and use!

Stars, Planets and the Night Sky

Great Fiction & Nonfiction Books

Age Level: 3-6 years old

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illustrated cover of A Big Mooncake for Little Star showing a child eating the moon.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

By: Grace Lin

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to...

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A is for Astronaut: Exploring Space from A to Z

By: Traci N. Todd

Age Level: 3-6 years old

The alphabet is the device used to pique curiosity about astronomy, space travel and things...

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A Long Way Away: A Two-Way Story

By: Frank Viva

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Starting in space, an alien family bids adieu to their offspring (they look a lot like octopuses)...

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illustrated cover of Blackout showing a dark sky with starrs. A family with flashlights looks out at the night..

Blackout

By: John Rocco

Age Level: 3-6 years old

One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "...

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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

By: Oliver Jeffers

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Oliver Jeffers offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in...

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I Want to Be an Astronaut

By: Byron Barton

Age Level: 3-6 years old

A young girl declares her longing to 'fly on the shuttle into outer space.' The familiar acts of...

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Look Inside Space

By: Rob Lloyd Jones

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Blast off into space with this fascinating flip book. Find out how the moon was made, why stars...

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Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing

By: Dean Robbins

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Margaret loved to solve all kinds of problems coming up with original ideas. She wondered why...

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cover of "Mousetronaut" showing a mouse in a space suit

Mousetronaut

By: Mark Kelly

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Mice are trained alongside human astronauts to accompany the 2001 space shuttle Endeavor mission....

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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space

By: Catherine D. Hughes

Age Level: 3-6 years old

These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space. The book will...

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Oh No, Astro!

By: Matt Roeser

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Astro is a cranky asteroid who just wants everyone to respect his personal boundaries. But when...

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Our Stars

By: Anne Rockwell

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Scientists use telescopes and satellites to study the stars. But even though they're far away,...

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Rocket to the Moon

By: Lerryn Korda

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Lester explains the basics about the moon and space travel to Little Nye before they take off on...

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Stars

By: Mary Lyn Ray

Age Level: 3-6 years old

From tiny white strawberry blossoms in the spring to snowflakes in the winter, from the tip of a...

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Thanking the Moon

By: Grace Lin

Age Level: 3-6 years old

As they did for the Lunar New Year, each family member contributes to the preparations for the mid-...

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cover of "The Planet Hunter" showing boy looking through telescope

The Planet Hunter: The Story Behind What Happened to Pluto

By: Elizabeth Rusch

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Why the once-planet Pluto was demoted to a lesser planetary status is explained in readable text...

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illustrated cover of "What's Out There" showing planets and two people looking up from earth

What's Out There? A Book About Space

By: Lynn Wilson

Age Level: 3-6 years old

What is the sun made of? What causes night and day? Why does the moon change shape? Colorful...

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Zathura

By: Chris Van Allsburg

Age Level: 3-6 years old

On the last page of the Caldecott-winning book Jumanji, young Danny Budwing is seen...

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Zelda's Big Adventure

By: Marie Alafaci

Age Level: 3-6 years old

Zelda has big plans—she wants to be the first chicken in space. She leaves nothing to chance as...

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Age Level: 6-9 years old

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illustrated cover of The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon. It shows an astronaut on the moon using an easel to paint.

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean

By: Dean Robbins

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Alan Bean was not the first but the fourth man to walk on the moon. However, he was the first...

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100 Things to Know About Spac

By: Howard Hughes

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This is a fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from...

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illustrated cover of A Computer Called Katherine showing a little girl looking up at the title above her.

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

By: Suzanne Slade

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning...

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cover of "A Full Moon is Rising" showing people dancing under the moon

A Full Moon Is Rising

By: Marilyn Singer

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Come along on a whirlwind tour of the world to discover an amazing collection of full moon...

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A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars

By: Seth Fishman

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Earth is surrounded by stars of which the sun is only one. Earth is blue “because it is covered...

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A Moon of My Own

By: Jennifer Rustigi

Age Level: 6-9 years old

An imaginative young girl travels the world with her faithful companion, the moon, in an...

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Apollo 13 (Totally True Adventures)

By: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise blasted off for the Moon on April 11, 1970....

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Astronaut Academy

By: Steve Martin

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This is a spaceflight activity book like no other! Through a series of fun and challenging tasks...

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illustrated cover of Astronaut Handbook showing four children in spacesuits.

Astronaut Handbook

By: Meghan McCarthy

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Take a ride on the “Vomit Comet” and learn how it...

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Astronaut in Training

By: Catherine Ard

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Learn how to become and astronaut in this exciting title! Packed with bitesize information and...

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Bright Sky, Starry City

By: Uma Krishnaswami

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It’s a special night...

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Caroline’s Comets: A True Story

By: Emily Arnold McCully

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Caroline Herchel, born in 1750, enjoyed looking at the night sky with her father. She would...

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CatStronauts: Mission Moon

By: Drew Brockington

Age Level: 6-9 years old

When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the Worlds Best...

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illustrated cover of City Moon showing a skyline with a large moon and an adult and child walking

City Moon

By: Rachael Cole

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A nighttime story that follows a little boy and his Mama as they walk around their neighborhood...

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Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings

By: Douglas Florian

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Short poems in various forms will inform and engage as they swirl across the pages of this...

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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

By: Halaine Becker

Age Level: 6-9 years old

You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the...

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illustrated cover of Coyote Places the Stars showing a coyote by a river looking up at the sky

Coyote Places the Stars

By: Harriet Peck-Taylor

Age Level: 6-9 years old

One evening, crafty Coyote climbs the moon to discover the secrets of the heavens. Instead, he...

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Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon

By: Suzanne Slade

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Spare, poetic text and luminous, realistic illustrations chronicle the Apollo missions....

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Destination: Mars

By: Seymour Simon

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon explores the Red Planet through fascinating facts and...

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illustrated cover of Eight Days Gone showing the moon, the lunar module, and an American Flag

Eight Days Gone

By: Linda McReynolds

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Snappy verse and retro art brings readers along for Apollo 11's historic, eight-day mission to...

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illustrated cover of El Mundo de Copocuqu showing three figures from behind

El Mundo de Copocuqu: La Reina Gravedad y el Rey Masa

By: Adriana C. Ocampo Uria

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This is a children's science story about gravity (title translated: The World of Copocuqu: Queen...

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cover of "Faces of the Moon" showing the moon

Faces of the Moon

By: Bob Crelin

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A rhyming text in an intriguing format introduces the moon's cyclical nature — its phases. An...

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Go for the Moon: A Rocket, a Boy, and the First Moon Landing

By: Chris Gall

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A boy looking out his bedroom window into the night sky begins, “The moon is out tonight. In the...

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cover of "Her Seven Brothers" showing two people outside a teepee tent

Her Seven Brothers

By: Paul Goble

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A retelling of the Cheyenne legend about the creation of the Big Dipper. A young Indian girl who...

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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

By: Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conklin

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The true story of four African American women whose talent and tenacity led to careers at NASA...

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cover of "How the Stars Fell into the Sky" showing a girl holding a star and a pile of stars next to her

How the Stars Fell into the Sky

By: Jerrie Oughton

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Richly hued illustrations are used to show how First Woman tried to guide humans by providing...

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I, Galileo

By: Bonnie Christensen

Age Level: 6-9 years old

The voice of an old, blind Galileo Galilei is used to look back on a life that started in Pisa...

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If You Decide To Go To The Moon

By: Faith McNulty

Age Level: 6-9 years old

If you decide to go to the moon read this book first. It will tellyou how to get there and what...

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If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon

By: Joyce Lapin

Age Level: 6-9 years old

What could be more fun than going to a birthday party by rocket? Celebrating your birthday on...

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illustrated cover of Just Right showing girling standing by telescope and looking up at Saturn

Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet

By: Curtis Manley

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Do you wonder if humans are the only beings who wonder if they are alone in the universe? Our...

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illustrated cover of Life on Mars showing a boy dressed as an astrounaut walking across the moon while a creature peeks out from a hole

Life on Mars

By: Jon Agee

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A young astronaut is absolutely sure there is life to be found on Mars. He sets off on a...

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illustrated cover of "Look Up" showing girl looking up at the night sky

Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

By: Robert Burleigh

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Meet Henrietta Leavitt, a 19th century pioneer for women in science. From careful observations,...

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Looking Up!: The Science of Stargazing

By: Joe Rao

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Become an expert on the stars in the sky with this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read...

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illustrated cover of Mae Among the Stars showing girl in space helmet with night sky behind her

Mae Among the Stars

By: Roda Ahmed

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A beautiful picture book for sharing, inspired by the life of the first African American woman...

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Mae Jemison

By: Luke Collins

Age Level: 6-9 years old

An early biography of the first African-American female astronaut. This nonfiction book explores...

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illustrated cover of Maria's Comet showing leaning against a windowsill, resting her head in her hand, and staring out the window

Maria's Comet

By: Deborah Hopkinson

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This poetic picture book imagines the childhood of Maria Mitchell, America's first woman...

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Max Goes to Jupiter: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog

By: Jeffrey Bennett

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Set in the future, Max the Dog’s friend Tori is all grown up and is the chief scientist of the...

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Max Goes to the Space Station: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog

By: Jeffery Bennett

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Follow Max on his trip to the International Space Station where he shares in the adventures of...

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Me and My Place in Space

By: Joan Sweeney

Age Level: 6-9 years old

With Earth as a starting point, a young astronaut leads readers on a tour past each planet and...

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illustrated cover of Miss Tracy Is Spacey showing showing children dressed as plants and a grey-haired woman in a green hat

Miss Tracy Is Spacey!

By: Dan Gutman

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Miss Universe is coming to Ella Mentry School! Her real name is Miss Tracy, and she's a...

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Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

By: Brian Floca

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Relive the journey of the Apollo 11 where the first people stepped on the moon's surface...

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Music for Mr. Moon

By: Erin Stead

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Harriet just wants to play her cello alone. But when she accidentally knocks the lonely moon...

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On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

By: Jennifer Berne

Age Level: 6-9 years old

As a child, he was a late talker but as he grew up, Albert Einstein never stopped asking questions...

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One Giant Leap

By: Robert Burleigh

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Only July 29, 1969, as Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios, Neil Armstrong and...

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Our Solar System

By: Seymour Simon

Age Level: 6-9 years old

With beautiful full-color photographs and spacecraft images, young readers will learn all about...

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Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space

By: Amy Sklansky

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Poems combine with information and evocative illustrations to create a sense of wonder about space...

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illustrated cover of Owl Moon showing an adult and child on a snowy hill with the moon in the background.

Owl Moon

By: Jane Yolen

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues...

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illustrated cover of Pluto is Peeved showing planets with concerned faces on them and Pluto has a crying face.

Pluto Is Peeved: An Ex-Planet Searches for Answers

By: Jacqueline Jules

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A comic-book-style picture book, takes you on a scientific journey side-by-side with Pluto, who...

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Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery

By: Margaret Weitekamp

Age Level: 6-9 years old

People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that...

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Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space

By: Rosemary Moscoe

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors―Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn...

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Stargazers

By: Gail Gibbons

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A series of star-spattered night skies done in rich blues and purples gives this introduction to...

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Starry Sky

By: Kate Hayden , Deborah Lock

Age Level: 6-9 years old

From DK Readers allow beginning readers, learn about constellations, galleries, stars, the Sun, and...

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a star in space

Stars

By: Seymour Simon

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Do aliens come from the stars? What is that twinkling out there? How long does it take for a...

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The Darkest Dark

By: Chris Hadfiled

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe....

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illustrated cover of English and Spanish bilingual book the Lizard and the Sun showing a lizard looking up at the smiling sun

The Lizard and the Sun / La Lagartija y el Sol

By: Alma Flor Ada

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A long, long time ago in ancient Mexico, the sun disappeared. Everything was dark, and the...

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cover of "The Story of the Milky Way" showing an animal made of stars crossing the sky

The Milky Way: A Cherokee Tale

By: Joseph Bruchac, Gayle Ross

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Have you ever wondered how the Milky Way came to be? According to a Cherokee legend, it started...

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illustrated cover of "The Moon Book" showing people looking at a giant moon

The Moon Book

By: Gail Gibbons

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This introductory book offers young children information about the moon: its orbit and phases, its...

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The Planets

By: Gail Gibbons

Age Level: 6-9 years old

From the burning surface of Venus to the freezing darkness of Neptune, Gail Gibbons takes...

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The Planets in Our Solar System

By: Franklyn Branley

Age Level: 6-9 years old

This classic picture book is a fascinating exploration of space written by children's nonfiction...

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The Sky Is Full of Stars

By: Franklyn Branley

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Young stargazers learn about different star colors and brightness, how to locate major...

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illustrated cover of The Stuff of Stars showing swirls of red and blue and two figures.

The Stuff of Stars

By: Marion Dane Bauer

Age Level: 6-9 years old

In a poetic text, the author takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was...

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The Stunning Science of Everything: Science with the Squishy Bits Left In

By: Nick Arnold, Tony De Saulles

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Sophisticated young scientists will enjoy dipping in and out of this funny but edifying...

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illustrated cover of There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon showing martian in flying spaceship with smiling crescent moon in the background

There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon

By: Jennifer Ward

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Join the old Martian as he swallows the moon, a comet, a rover, and more! Then he blasts off in...

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illustrated cover of Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back showing a turtle and flamingos by water with the moon in the sky

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moon

By: Joseph Bruchac

Age Level: 6-9 years old

In Native American legend, the thirteen scales on Old Turtle's back hold the key to the thirteen...

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To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space

By: Dave Williams

Age Level: 6-9 years old

f all the questions astronauts are asked by kids, the most frequent one is “How do you go to the...

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What Miss Mitchell Saw

By: Hayley Barrett

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Discover the amazing true story of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female...

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What the Moon is Like

By: Franklyn Branley

Age Level: 6-9 years old

For thousands of years people looked up at the moon and wondered about it. Now we know...

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illustrated cover of When the Moon Is Full showing an adult, child, and two dogs in the snow looking up the hill at trees and the moon.

When the Moon Is Full

By: Mary Azarian

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A lunar guide describes the folkloric names of twelve moons according to Native American...

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You Are the First Kid on Mars

By: Patrick O'Brien

Age Level: 6-9 years old

A unique look at your first trip to Mars. Using the most upto- date designs and theories of what...

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illustrated cover of You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon showing a child on a bike floating among stars and looking at the moon

You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon

By: Harriet Ziefert

Age Level: 6-9 years old

What should I eat in space today? Something that won't float away! Food that sticks onto a spoon...

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cover of "Zoo In the Sky" showing a lion against the night sky

Zoo in the Sky

By: Jacqueline Mitton

Age Level: 6-9 years old

Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky with this book from National Geographic....

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Age Level: 9-12 years old

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A User's Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty

By: Dave Goldberg

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Answers to science's most enduring questions from "Can I break the light-speed barrier like on...

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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

By: Tanya Lee Stone

Age Level: 9-12 years old

They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for...

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Chasing Space

By: Leland Melvin

Age Level: 9-12 years old

In this inspiring memoir, adapted from the simultaneous version for adults, young readers will...

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illustrated cover of Countdown showing man in space helmet looking up at the moon.

Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon

By: Suzanne Slade

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Powerful free verse and vivid mixed-media illustrations tell the true story of the American...

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Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover

By: Markus Motum

Age Level: 9-12 years old

On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars — and now she’s...

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illustrated cover of Exploring Space showing a space rover.

Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond

By: Martin Jenkins

Age Level: 9-12 years old

From the ancient astronomers to the latest ideas about building a space elevator to make...

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Find the Constellations

By: H.A. Rey

Age Level: 9-12 years old

This classic book includes star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons...

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illustrated cover of Galileo's Universe showing person looking through telescope at comet in night sky.

Galileo's Universe

By: J. Patrick Lewis

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Learn about the life of Galileo, the brilliant Italian Renaissance astronomer, physicist, and...

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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

By: Margot Lee Shetterly

Age Level: 9-12 years old

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the...

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How to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World Adventure

By: Lonely Planet

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Everything young explorers need to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity...

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Laika

By: Nick Abadzis

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Laika was the abandoned puppy destined to become Earth's first space traveler. This is her...

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Illustrated cover of Lost In Outer Space showing spaceship and debris in space.

Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13

By: Tod Olson

Age Level: 9-12 years old

From "Houston, we've had a problem" to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer...

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Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth

By: Don Brown, Michael Perfit

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Almost 14.5 billion years ago, it all started with a BIG BANG and what began as a cloud of gas,...

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Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth’s Closest Companion

By: Elaine Scott

Age Level: 9-12 years old

People have always been fascinated by the moon. Since Galileo, humans have walked on the moon,...

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Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist

By: Sylvia Acevedo

Age Level: 9-12 years old

The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was...

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Punk Science: Intergalactic Supermassive Space Book

By: Punk Science

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Default blurb text. Just the good ol' boys, never meanin' no harm. Beats all you've ever saw,...

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Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America's Pioneering Woman in Space

By: Tammy O'Shaughnessy

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Years before millions of Americans tuned in to watch her historic space flight aboard the...

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Illustrated cover of Seven Wonders of the Solar System showing a profile of Saturn.

Seven Wonders of the Solar System

By: David A. Aguilar

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Ready for a trip to our close neighbor Mars, home to the largest volcano in the solar system? Or...

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Space a Children's Encyclopedia

By: DK Publishing

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Everything you ever wanted to know about space. Take your child on a journey to space and beyond...

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illustrated cover of The Day the Universe Exploded My Head showing a large title and rocketships, astraunauts, stars, and planets.

The Day the Universe Exploded My Head

By: Allan Wolf

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Hang on tight for a raucous bounce through the solar system and back — propelled by funny,...

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The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

By: Kathryn Lasky

Age Level: 9-12 years old

An illustrated biography of the Greek philosopher and scientist Eratosthenes, who compiled the...

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The Mighty Mars Rovers

By: Elizabeth Rusch

Age Level: 9-12 years old

This book tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time through the eyes — and heart — of...

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illustrated cover of The Moon. It shows a girl looking up at the large moon.

The Moon

By: Hannah Pang

Age Level: 9-12 years old

In this striking volume, readers will encounter the moon in both fact and fiction. Moon myths...

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illustrated cover of The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet showing two children in a rocket in space

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

By: Eleanor Cameron

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Don't miss the adventures of Chuck and David, two boys who travel to the alien planet Basidium...

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To Space and Back

By: Sally Ride

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Sally Ride, the first America woman to journey into space, gives young readers an unprecedented...

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Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet

By: Buzz Aldrin

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Space is still the final frontier and Mars continues to make news and attract generations of...

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

By: Grace Lin

Age Level: 9-12 years old

Join Minli as she journeys to save her village and her family from a dreary fate by seeking out the...

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Who Was Neil Armstrong?

By: Roberta Edwards

Age Level: 9-12 years old

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million...

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