SPACE EXPLORERS BOOKS

Topic Books about Space, Aliens & Rockets for Children EYFS

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How To Catch a Star 

by Oliver Jeffers

There once was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his window and dreamed of how he could be their friend. So, one day, he decided to set about catching a star of his very own…

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Sidney, Stella and the Moon 

by Emma Yarlett

When twins Sidney and Stella argue over a ball, it bounces out of the window and knocks down the Moon! The siblings search for a replacement until Sidney stumbles on a wheel of cheese. The children launch the new "Moon" into the sky. Will anybody notice?

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The Way Back Home 

by Oliver Jeffers

One day a boy found an aeroplane in his cupboard. He thought he’d take it out for a go right away. At first, all went well and the plane flew higher and higher until suddenly, with a splutter, it ran out of petrol. The boy was stuck on the moon and he was not alone...

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Whatever Next! 

by Jill Murphy

The moon and back before bath time? Whatever next! Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon. A beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of the characteristic warmth and humour of Jill Murphy.

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Mae Among the Stars

by Roda Ahmed

When Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. Mae's curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space.

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky

by Stuart Atkinson 

If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way. This beautiful book will introduce you to the beauty of the night sky.

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Star in the Jar by Sam Hay

When a little boy stumbles across a special star, he puts it in a jar and takes it on adventures. Together with his big sister, he takes his treasure with him everywhere. But the poor star is sad and misses its home...Can the little boy and his big sister find a way to send the star safely back?

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Space Tortoise by Ross Montgomery

Tortoise is lonely - he's never seen any other tortoises. Then, one day, he looks up and the night sky, and sees a million blinking lights winking at him. "That must be where the other tortoises are - at the top of the sky!." But how can a little tortoise get to the top of the sky? And so begins a magical journey...

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On The Moon 

by Anna Milbourne

By combining beautiful colour illustrations with NASA photographs, On the Moon introduces children to the vastness of the universe, what gravity is and the concept of space travel through a gentle story about an imaginative little girl. 

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Laika the Astronaut Dog

by Owen Davey

Laika is a stray living in Moscow when she is picked by the Space Programme to be the first animal launched into orbit! But when her rocket disappears, everyone thinks Laika is lost forever. That is, until she is rescued by a loving new owner and found her true home on a planet far, far away.

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Little Kids: First Book of Space 

by Catherine D. Hughes 

These colourful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colourful illustrations and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud.

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Here We Are 

by Oliver Jeffers

Our world can be a bewildering place. So let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind. An utterly heartfelt book from Oliver Jeffers.

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Aliens Love Underpants

by Claire Freedman

"Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise...." This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by vibrant illustrations and rhyming text.

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Beegu 

by Alexis Deacon

Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth. She is lost. She is a friendly little creature, but the Earth People don't seem very welcoming at all. However, so far she has only met the BIG ones. The little ones are a different matter . . .

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Man On The Moon 

by Simon Bartram

Bob has a special job - looking after the moon! He keeps it clean and entertains passing space tourists as well as giving guided tours. He knows everything about the moon. And before you ask, there is definitely no such thing as aliens!...

A hilarious story for children who can spot what Bob misses!

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Toys in Space

by Mini Grey

What happens when you leave your toys out in the garden at night? They get beamed into space - that's what! Join our plucky band as they explore the cosmos, and help out one lonely alien along the way...

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Look Inside: Space

by Rob Lloyd Jones

This fun flap book is packed with information about space, and the amazing things that float through it - stars, moons, comets, and the planets of our solar system. Each double-page spread has a stunning colour illustration, and several flaps to lift to find out more.

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Once Upon a Star

by James Carter

Discover the origins of the universe and how our solar system was formed. The poetic verse takes children on a journey through space, illuminated by striking, dynamic illustrations. The worlds of poetry and non-fiction collide to create a beautiful, unique picture book about our Sun.

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