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10 Preschool Books on Space

There is a magic in exploring the unknown and that is what makes exploring space for preschool children exciting. Heck, it even makes me a little excited. You never really knowing what COULD be out there.

I have compiled a listing of 10 books perfect for helping your children foster exploration of space.

 

From humorous stories to a fact finding missions – Let’s dive in and explore space!

10 Childrens Preschool Books on Space

1.) Otter in Space (I Am Otter)

Review:
Otter is the ultimate child. Her adventures are just as real to us as they are to her because the want them to be. This book is a delight and you don’t have to be a child to think so. Sam Garton’s art is intriguing all by itself. I recommend this little book for children of all ages. Purchase Otter in Space (I Am Otter) on Amazon

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2.) Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines)

Review:
My favorite this author’s set of books is at the end. Once the story is over, the last page has pictures and descriptions of the parts of the rocket but put it in kids terms, easy enough for 3 yr olds to understand. The stories in the series
are simple and interesting and about everything that preschooler love, while teaching them the jobs of the various vehicles and the people who drive them.
Purchase Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines) today from Amazon

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3.) There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System

Review:
This is the first of this series that I purchased and I was so surprised. I had been looking for books that would introduce science concepts to children under 4, and thankfully, this series does it. I do not think all of the books are equal with their rhyming style, but this is one of the best ones. This book introduces each of the planets, some constellations, the moon and the sun.
Purchase There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System through Amazon

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4.) Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon!

Review:
Easy rhyming, rhythmic phrases, and cool space-related pictures in bright colors lend to repeats of this story I used this book for my 3-5 year old preschoolers. They absolutely loved it. Their favorite part was the “moon rocks in a box” so me made our own moon rocks by wadding up foil and rolling it in paint and then glitter mixed with sand. All of the kids wanted to read the book or play with the rocks when it was time to choose centers at choice time.
Buy Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon! off Amazon




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5.) Green Wilma, Frog in Space

Review:
This is a delightful book about a frog that dreams about being whisked into space, or was it a dream? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
Purchase Green Wilma, Frog in Space through Amazon

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6.) Trouble In Space: First Reading Books

Review:
Join astronauts Ali and Jo as they blast off to the moon – and into a whole world of trouble! Learning to read will be no trouble at all with this exciting and amusing adventure. Silly situations, repeated vocabulary, and illustrated words will help children feel confident as they develop their reading skills.

Buy Trouble In Space: First Reading Books through Amazon

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7.) Astronauts and What They Do

Review:
The astronaut does what nearly no one else does:goes into space with the space shuttle, completely ready, with his or her seatbelt buckled up. The engines start. 3 – 2 – 1 – GO! Very soon the space shuttle is high above the clouds. First the astronaut flies through the Earth’s air and then they arrive in black space. There everything floats … even their toothbrush! Time to get to work in the space station.

A instructive, informative book for young children about the astronaut, the space shuttle and space travel. Buy your copy of Astronauts and What They Do on Amazon

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8.) How to Catch a Star

Review:
How to Catch a Star is a story of a young boy who tries again and again to catch a star, then sees a star reflected in the water and figures it fell from the sky. He tries to grab it, but it just slips through his fingers. On the walk along the beach to his home, he finds a starfish and thinks it’s a star from the sky. The last picture is of the boy sitting with his starfish and reading to it. Even though the story has been told before (think Pooh), it’s always magical, and the illustrations are simple, yet mesmerizing. Buy your own copy of How to Catch a Star on Amazon

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9.) If You Decide To Go To The Moon

Review:
It is a great companion to ‘On the Moon’ by Anna Milbourne and Benji Davies, which is essentially a re-telling of the Apollo mission for kids, whereas this book is a re-imagining of the Apollo mission. It follows an imaginary modern journey to the Moon, where, among other things, the young astronaut finds the flag left by the Apollo astronauts blown over by their blast off, and re-erects it. It ends by comparing the richness of life on Earth, made possible by air and water, to the desolation of the Moon. It is also beautifully illustrated.
Buy a copy of If You Decide To Go To The Moon on Amazon

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10.) Interstellar Cinderella

Review:
What’s not to love about a book where Cinderella decides that she isn’t ready to marry the Prince because she wants to fix his robots instead? Perfect for storytimes about robots, princesses, space and perfect for classrooms doing re-told fairy tale units – Deborah Underwood’s INTERSTELLAR CINDERELLA gives you a heroine to root for as she takes her tools in hands and fixes ships to change her destiny. This is an amazing picture book – did I mention illustrator Meg Hunt has made the prince a character of color – that every library should have. Give it to your princesses who love to tinker and your space pirates who love a good twist on a tale. You won’t be disappointed. Purchase Interstellar Cinderella off Amazon to add to your library.

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