Children's Books for Young Astronauts

Spaceships, spacesuits, planets... Discover the wonderful world of space with this selection of children’s books for young astronauts.
Children's Books for Young Astronauts

Last update: 03 April, 2020

One of the questions that a lot of adults ask children is what they want to be when they grow up. One of the responses they probably hear often is “young astronauts.”

Who wouldn’t want to know what it feels like to walk on the moon? We bet that, during your childhood, you too probably wanted to feel what the astronauts felt on spaceships on the way to discover new planets. For this reason, it isn’t uncommon for your children to also feel passion and curiosity for this fantastic career and everything that surrounds it.

To spark curiosity and encourage reading in children, today we decided to bring you a selection of children’s books for young astronauts that we’re sure they’ll enjoy.

Children’s books for young astronauts

1. Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space by Dr. Dominic Walliman

The first book on our list could be none other than Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space. Through the pages of this wonderful book, and always helped by Astro Cat and his many contributions, your children can learn more details and information about the different planets or star formation, among many other things.

Children's Books for Young Astronauts

In addition to the fantastic text, the colorful illustrations are another strong point of the book. This way, children can combine the text and images and complete their cultural enrichment.

2. Geronimo Stilton Spacemice book series for young astronauts by Geronimo Stilton

One of the most popular and beloved children’s literature characters is Geronimo Stilton. The success of his books has made the titles grow exponentially. Therefore, his books cover a lot of topics.

We recommend the Geronimo Stilton Spacemice series for children between the ages of six and nine. It’ll allow them to learn about an astronaut’s daily life, the different types of planets and galaxies that exist, and striking facts about stars and black holes.

This book shares a lot of interesting information for aspiring young astronauts while at the same time it’s a great way to promote reading at an early age.

3. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space, one of the best children’s books for young astronauts

National Geographic is one of the biggest international organizations in science and education. Its documentaries and magazines are known in different parts of the world.

The information that all its publications offer was initially aimed at adults. However, the organization decided to create the book series Little Kids First Big Books, aimed at young audiences. The book series is made up of fantastic books on science, history, environment, or geography, with texts and data adapted to their age.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space allows children to discover the 13 planets of the solar system. In addition, they’ll also learn about the smaller planets and important facts about the sun, moon, and stars. Recommended for children aged nine and up, the illustrations that accompany the text will impress them due to how detailed they are.

Children's Books for Young Astronauts

4. The Ultimate Book of Space by Anne-Sophie Baumann

This children’s book is ideal for young astronauts aged three and up. Published by SM, it allows children to discover everything about astronauts and space.

A book full of flaps, wheels, and moving parts that allows children to search and discover everything related to space. This is because it was illustrated after numerous interviews with astronauts and astronomy experts.

Through its pages, children will learn the equipment astronauts need, how rockets take off, see the Earth in three dimensions, and explore the planet Mars, among many other things.

5. My Space Mobile Book by Rosalind Beardshaw

Children’s books for young astronauts are timeless. As an example, and to finish our selection, this is a book that’s a bit different from the others.

This book is recommended for children aged two and up due to the simplicity of its texts and illustrations. Also, it’s a book that, along with a funny story, can be transformed into a mobile. Once they read the story, your child will be able to transform the book into a space rocket mobile they can hang anywhere they like.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Walliman, D. (2014). El profesor Astrocat y las fronteras del espacio. Barbara Fiore Editora.
  • Stilton, G. (2015). El gran libro del espacio. Destino.
  • Hughes, C. (2014). Mi primer gran libro del espacio. National Geographic.
  • Baumann, A. (2017). El gran libro del espacio. SM.
  • Beardshaw, R. (2016). Mi libro – móvil del espacio. Bruño.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.