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Space and the Stars - Books for Children -

Related category: Childrens & Teenage Books
Related booklists: Science, Science and Mathematics - Books for Children, Astronomy, Stargazing and Space,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Space Detectives by Mark Powers, illustrated by Dapo Adeola
    Space Detectives - by Mark Powers, illustrated by Dapo Adeola

    £6.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781526603180 | ISBN 10: 1526603187

    Dog lost in space? Grown an extra head and don't know why? Pocket money stolen by a green blob? You need the Space Detectives!  Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically Bever ... more

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  • Cover image of book Secrets in the Skies: Galileo and the Astonishing Solar System by Giles Sparrow and James Weston Lewis
    Secrets in the Skies: Galileo and the Astonishing Solar System - by Giles Sparrow and James Weston Lewis

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781526360014 | ISBN 10: 1526360012

    Secrets in the Skies delves deep into the life and discoveries of the world's most famous stargazer, Galileo Galilei, and the star-studded history of astronomy, from our prehistoric ancestors to the work of today's most brilliant scientists.  In ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce
    Cosmic - by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529008777 | ISBN 10: 1529008778

    It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic.  Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only ele ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Space Train by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illustrated by Karl James Mountford
    The Space Train - by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illustrated by Karl James Mountford

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781848699465 | ISBN 10: 1848699468

    Jakob has found the long-lost SPACE TRAIN! But it’s old, battered and broken. With the help of Granny and Derek the robot chicken, can Jakob fix the train?   A stunning intergalactic adventure, packed with fun flaps and out-of-this world ill ... more

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  • Cover image of book How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry
    How the Stars Came to Be - by Poonam Mistry

    £11.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781849766630 | ISBN 10: 1849766630

    Have you ever wondered how the stars came to be?   How the Stars Came to Be is a beautifully illustrated new folk tale, showing us a new way to look up at the night sky.   The fisherman’s daughter loved to dance in the sunlight, and b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dr Maggie
    Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System - by Maggie Aderin-Pocock

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780555751 | ISBN 10: 178055575x

    This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System – visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where ... more

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  • Cover image of book Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max
    Astro Girl - by Ken Wilson-Max

    £11.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910959213 | ISBN 10: 1910959219

    Astrid has always loved the stars and space. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says. While Mama is away, Papa and Astrid have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission - eating food from a tube, doing science experiments, liv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Suzy Orbit, Astronaut by Ruth Quayle, illustrated by Jez Tuya
    Suzy Orbit, Astronaut - by Ruth Quayle, illustrated by Jez Tuya

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788004619 | ISBN 10: 1788004612

    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 spacesuit is far too small, and there’s no chance of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Look Up! by Nathan Bryon. illlustrated by Dapo Adeola
    Look Up! - by Nathan Bryon. illlustrated by Dapo Adeola

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241345849 | ISBN 10: 0241345847

    3 ... 2 ... 1 ... LIFT OFF.   Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book.   Rocket's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived!  But...&n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Planetarium (Junior Edition) by Raman Prinja, illustrated by Chris Wormell
    Planetarium (Junior Edition) - by Raman Prinja, illustrated by Chris Wormell

    £10.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787414969 | ISBN 10: 1787414965

    Welcome to Planetarium.   This museum is open all hours. It houses an incredible collection of astronomical objects, from small, icy moons to huge swirling galaxies. So how big is the Universe? How did it begin and what mysteries does it hold? ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Cat
    A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky - by Stuart Atkinson, illustrated by Brendan Kearney

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786270726 | ISBN 10: 1786270722

    If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There’s a whole universe staring back at you. 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.& ... more

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  • Cover image of book George and the Ship of Time: George
    George and the Ship of Time: George's Secret Key to the Universe - Book 6 - by Lucy Hawking

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780552575294 | ISBN 10: 0552575291

    When George finds a way to escape the spacecraft Artemis, where he has been trapped, he is overjoyed. Surely now he can return to Earth.   But when George touches down, he knows immediately that something is wrong. There’s a barren wasteland whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Choose in Space by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
    You Choose in Space - by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Nick Sharratt

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780141379302 | ISBN 10: 0141379308

    Zoom off into space for an adventure where YOU CHOOSE what happens next. Which alien would you most like to be friends with? And what fantastically freaky food will you decide to munch for lunch?   The possibilities are infinite in this mesmerisin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge
    The Jamie Drake Equation - by Christopher Edge

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780857638403 | ISBN 10: 0857638408

    How amazing would it be to have a dad who’s an astronaut?   Rocket launches, zero gravity, and flying through space like a superhero! Jamie Drake’s dad is orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station and Jamie ought to think it’ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Catstronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington
    Catstronauts: Mission Moon - by Drew Brockington

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780316307451 | ISBN 10: 0316307459

    A debut graphic novel chapter book series introducing the CatStronauts, an elite group of cat astronauts on a mission to save the world! CatStronauts, you are needed!   When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space by Libby Jackson
    A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space - by Libby Jackson

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780898360 | ISBN 10: 1780898363

    From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.   From Ada Lovelace i ... more

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  • Cover image of book What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky by Kelsey Oseid
    What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky - by Kelsey Oseid

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780752266510 | ISBN 10: 0752266519

    What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid is a richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more ... more

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  • Cover image of book George and the Blue Moon: George
    George and the Blue Moon: George's Secret Key to the Universe - Book 5 - by Lucy Hawking and Stephen Hawking

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780552575973 | ISBN 10: 0552575976

    George and his best friend, Annie have been selected as junior astronauts - part of a programme that trains up young people for a trip to Mars in the future. This is everything they've ever wanted - they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space dis ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Moon of My Own by Jennifer Rustgi, illustrated by Ashley White
    A Moon of My Own - by Jennifer Rustgi, illustrated by Ashley White

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781584695738 | ISBN 10: 1584695730

    An adventurous young girl journeys around the world, if only in her dreams. She discovers both natural beauty and man-made wonders. And all along the way she’s accompanied by her faithful companion — the Moon. Always changing, yet always with her ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cakes In Space by Philip Reeve, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
    Cakes In Space - by Philip Reeve, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780192734907 | ISBN 10: 0192734903

    Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods aboard their spaceship, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE.  With her robot friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invad ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Usborne Little Children
    The Usborne Little Children's Space Activity Book - by Rebecca Gilpin

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781409581925 | ISBN 10: 1409581926

    An out-of-this-world activity book packed with puzzles, things to spot, colouring, drawing and doodle activities. Little children can add sticker planets to the Solar System, draw a rocket blasting into space, colour an alien birthday party and lots ... more

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  • Cover image of book George and the Unbreakable Code: George
    George and the Unbreakable Code: George's Secret Key to the Universe - Book 4 - by Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780552570053 | ISBN 10: 0552570052

    George and his best friend Annie haven't had any space adventures for a while and they're missing the excitement. But not for long . . . Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can't charge for the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
    The Return of Zita the Spacegirl - by Ben Hatke

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781596438767 | ISBN 10: 1596438762

    Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures.  Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Professor Astro Cat
    Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space - by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

    £15.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781909263079 | ISBN 10: 1909263079

    Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space will tell you everything you need to know about our planet, our solar system, our galaxy and the universe that there could be to know. Our clever little cat has made sure of that, he's a fastidious little feli ... more

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  • Cover image of book Older Than the Stars by Karen C. Fox, illustrated by Nancy Davis
    Older Than the Stars - by Karen C. Fox, illustrated by Nancy Davis

    £6.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781570917882 | ISBN 10: 1570917884

    How old are you? Older than you think.   In a way, we are all as old as the universe itself. In fact, every bit of every one of us was created in the Big Bang, billions of years ago.  Stunning illustrations and lively verse t ... more

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  • Cover image of book George and the Big Bang: George
    George and the Big Bang: George's Secret Key to the Universe - Book 3 - by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

    £6.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780552559621 | ISBN 10: 0552559628

    Meet George. He's an ordinary boy with an incredible secret - the power to go on intergalactic adventures! Join him as he battles a sinister rebel-scientist, who's hell bent on sabotaging the most exciting - and dangerous - experiment of the century. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
    Zita the Spacegirl - by Ben Hatke

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781596434462 | ISBN 10: 1596434465

    Zita's life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.   When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking ... more

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  • Cover image of book George
    George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt George's Secret Key to the Universe - Book 2 - by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780552559614 | ISBN 10: 055255961x

    We are going,' said Annie, 'on a great cosmic journey. So listen up, Savers of Planet Earth, and prepare to meet the Universe.' George's best friend Annie needs help. Her scientist father, Eric, is working on a space project - and it's all g ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Blackest Hole in Space by Penny Little and Vincent Vigla
    The Blackest Hole in Space - by Penny Little and Vincent Vigla

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780340944677 | ISBN 10: 0340944676

    Following on from the success of The Biggest Hole in the World, this book takes us on an adventure in outer space, complete with die cut hole throughout.  Charlie, his dad and Doggo the dog have spent all afternoon making a space rocket with ali ... more

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  • Cover image of book George
    George's Secret Key to the Universe: George's Secret Key to the Universe - Book 1 - by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780552559584 | ISBN 10: 055255958x

    Take a rollercoaster ride through the vastness of space and, in the midst of an exciting adventure, discover the mysteries of physics, science and the universe with George, his new friends next door the scientist Eric and his daughter, Annie and ... more

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