The 5 Best Outer Space Books for Preschoolers … and Beyond!

Written by Pat O’Neill

Is your little astronaut ready to take the leap into picture books? They’ll need stories as brilliant as they are, stories that ignite the imagination and make their heart glow.

Preschool is a time of rapid growth and change, inside and out. Kids need books that keep up with their newfound knack for exploration, adventure, and big ideas like counting, compassion, and creativity.

We’re not jumping on the bed! We’re practicing our moonwalk!

Mae Among the Stars, by Roda Ahmed

Stars are the stuff of dreams for curious Mae Jemison. Little Mae dreams of dancing in space surrounded by billions of stars. She wants to be an astronaut. Her intelligence, determination, and hard work pave the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space. This book will inspire other young people to reach for the stars. 

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Annabelle & Aiden: Worlds Within Us, by Joseph Raphael Becker

Ever wondered how our universe formed? So did Aiden and Annabelle, although we think they probably got the better explanation (from a tardigrade named Tom, no less). Follow the pair on a journey through space as they attempt to understand some of the most enigmatic parts of our world. 

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Stars, by Mary Lyn Ray & Marla Frazee

Have you ever looked up at the stars and wished you could put one in your pocket? In this lovely book, author Mary Lynn Ray encourages exactly that: carrying stars with you, and looking for them wherever you go. Ray’s poignant storytelling, coupled with Marla Frazee’s understated illustrations, reminds us that darkness is required to see the stars.

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Life on Mars, by Jon Agee

What do you bring to welcome a new neighbor…in space? With a box of cupcakes in hand, one hopeful astronaut arrives on Mars looking for life. After much exploring the muted landscape, our hero does indeed find life on Mars: a flower! But then, who ate his cupcake? (Hint: it wasn’t the flower.)

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Peek Inside Nighttime, by Anna Milbourne & Simona Dimitri

In this nocturnal installment from Usborne, young readers get to lift flaps, peek through holes, and investigate for themselves what happens after night falls. Who’s asleep, and who’s just waking up? What do you know about glow worms, bats, and owls? Discover together the secrets of the night.

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