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Amazing Kids Books for World Space Week

Embark on an intergalactic adventure with our collection of kids’ books for World Space Week! Bursting with captivating illustrations and cosmic tales, these books ignite young imaginations and take readers on a journey beyond the stars. From playful depictions of alien friends to factual explorations of our solar system, these books make learning about space an out-of-this-world experience for every little astronomer. These children’s books about space are perfect for children of all ages, with space-themed board books for younger readers and intergalactic chapter books for older readers.

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How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs

Written by Dr Sheila Kanani Illustrated by Sol Linero
5-7
Related activity sheets available on the Nosy Crow website. Shortlisted for the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut, a spaceship engineer or to work in Mission Control? Find out all about space and all the incredible space jobs you could do,…
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Make and Play: Space

Illustrated by Joey Chou
2-5
Make your own 3D space scene with this board book of press-outs with hours of activity fun! In this innovative new activity board book, children can assemble an out-of-this-world space scene. Featuring 20 unique designs such as astronauts, aliens and asteroids, the press-out pieces can be simply slotted together to…
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Bizzy Bear: Space Rocket

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Bizzy Bear and his crew of intrepid astronauts are taking a trip into outer space! All little readers will love to join in with the countdown,…
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Suzy Orbit, Astronaut

Written by Ruth Quayle Illustrated by Jez Tuya
2-5
A humorous, inspirational picture book that shows how determination and resourcefulness can save the day! When Suzy Orbit and her boss, Captain Gizmo, hear that aliens have been spotted near their space station, they must act fast! But Captain Gizmo has no batteries for his space pod, his swanky new…
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Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!

Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
5-7
For 5+ kids who love video games but aren't allowed to play as often as they'd like... Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy, where his carrot-loving friend must thwart all the plots the evil King Viking of Boom Boom Mountain comes up with. Help! King Viking is causing trouble…
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Orion Lost

Written by Alastair Chisholm
9-12
The transport ship Orion is four months out of Earth when catastrophe strikes - leaving the ship and everyone on board stranded in deep space Suddenly it's up to thirteen-year-old Beth and her friends to navigate through treacherous and uncharted territory to reach safety. But a heavily-damaged ship, space pirates,…
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The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12
"A book with a big brain, big laughs and a big, big heart." - Frank Cottrell-Boyce An extraordinary novel for anyone who's ever been curious. When Albie's mum dies, it's natural he should wonder where she's gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad…
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Where’s Mr Astronaut?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
The original, award-winning Felt Flap series - perfect for babies and toddlers! Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where's Mr Astronaut?, you're on the look out for Mrs Engineer, Mr Space Dog, Mrs Alien and Mr Astronaut…
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Dinosaur Rocket!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! No longer content with building, or zooming, or even rescuing, the dinosaurs now have their sights set on something much, much bigger... the MOON! Join our fearsome friends as they prepare for their cosmic journey: is…
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How To Survive Anywhere: Staying Alive in the World’s Most Extreme Places

Written by Ben Lerwill Illustrated by Daniel Long
7-9
From the dense rainforests of the Amazon to the chill of the snowy Arctic, come on an intrepid adventure to the world's most extreme places, and find out just what it takes to survive there. Discover how to navigate the vast Australian outback, keep yourself alive in a sandstorm in…
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