Wondernauts Reading List

There are lots of books (both fiction and non-fiction) that tell stories about space and the people who imagine, study, and adventure to the cosmos. Below is a list of some of those books. You can find many of these books at your local library, digital library, or online.

 

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A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky:

The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations-- and How You Can Find Them in the Sky 

by Michael Driscoll and Meredith Hamilton 

            Recommended for children 8 and up

 

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L’Engle

            Recommended for ages 10 and up

 

Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer

by Laura Gehl, illustrated by Louise Pigott and Alex Oxton

            Recommended for ages 5 and up

 

Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy

by Gareth Wronski

            Recommended for ages 8 and up

 

I Love You, Michael Collins

by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

            Recommended for ages 8 and up

 

Zita the Spacegirl 

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl 

The Return of Zita the Space Girl

by Ben Hatke

            Recommended for ages 8 and up

 

Margaret and the Moon

by Dean Robbins and illustrated by Lucy Knisley

            Recommended for ages 4 and up

 

Max Goes to Jupiter: Science Adventures with Max the Dog 

by Jeffrey Bennett

Read by Astronaut Mike Hopkins: https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/max-goes-to-jupiter-2/

As a part of Story Time from Space

            Recommended for ages 7 and up

           

Max Goes to Mars: Science Adventures with Max the Dog 

by Jeffrey Bennett

Read by Astronaut Mike Hopkins: https://storytimefromspace.com/max-goes-to-mars-2/

As a part of Story Time from Space

            Recommended for ages 7 and up

 

Max Goes to the Moon: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog

by Jeffery Bennett

Read by Astronaut Mike Hopkins: https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/max-goes-to-the-moon/

As a part of Story Time from Space

Recommended for ages 7 and up

 

Max Goes to the Jupiter: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog

by Jeffery Bennett

Read by Astronaut Mike Hopkins: https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/max-goes-to-jupiter-2/

As a part of Story Time from Space

Recommended for ages 7 and up

 

Max Goes to the Space Station: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog

by Jeffery Bennett

Ready by Astronaut Mike Hopkins: https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/max-goes-to-the-international-space-station/

As a part of Story Time from Space

                Recommended for ages 7 and up

 

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home

by Lost My Name

Read by Astronaut Tim Peake: https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/the-incredible-intergalactic-journey-home/

As a part of Story Time from Space

                Recommended for ages 5 and up

 

Khalifa and Amal Go to Space

by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center

Read by Astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori in Arabic: https://storytimefromspace.com/khalifa-and-amal-2/

As part of Story Time from Space

            Recommended for ages 4 and up

 

The Wizard Who Saved the World

by Jeffery Bennett

Read by Koichi Wakata: https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/the-wizard-who-saved-the-world/

As part of Story Time from Space

            Recommended for ages 7 and up

 

Endeavour’s Long Journey

by Astronaut John Danny Olivas

Read by Astronaut Tim Kopra: https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/endeavours-long-journey/

As part of Story Time from Space

                Recommended for ages 8 and up 

 

Rosie Revere, Engineer

by Andrea Beaty

Read by Astronaut Kate Rubins: https://storytimefromspace.com/rosie-revere-engineer-2/

As part of Story Time from Space

                Recommended for ages 5 and up

Ada Lace Take Me to Your Leader

by Emily Calandrelli with Tamson Weston

Read by Astronaut Anne McClain:

Part One: https://storytimefromspace.com/ada-lace-part-1/

Part Two: https://storytimefromspace.com/ada-lace-part-2/

Part Three: https://storytimefromspace.com/ada-lace-part-3/

As part of Story Time from Space

            Recommended for ages 6 and up

 

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

by Brian Floca

Read Aloud by Picturebooks for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ApgcRQ7tk

            Recommended for ages 6 and up

 

Mousetronaut

by Mark Kelly

Read by Astronaut Scott Kelly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toyJv1-CqIo

As part of Story Time from Space

                Recommended for ages 4 and up

 

Mousetronaut Goes to Mars

by Mark Kelly

Read by Astronaut Scott Kelly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60_R5mRFUZo

                Recommended for ages 4 and up

 

One Giant Leap

by Robert Burleigh

            Recommended for ages 6 and up

 

Sadiq and the Desert Star

by Siman Nuurali, illustrated by Anjan Sarkar

            Recommended for ages 6 and up

 

Scratching the Surface: Generation Mars, Prelude

by Douglas Meredith, illustrated by Luis Peres

            Recommended for ages 6 and up

 

See You in the Cosmos

by Jack Cheng

            Recommended for ages 10 and up

 

Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei

by Peter Sis

            Recommended for ages 6 and up

 

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean

by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Sean Rubin

            Recommended for ages 4 and up

 

The Kids Book of the Night Sky 

by Ann Love and Jane Drake

            Recommended for ages 9 and up

 

The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System

by Joanna Cole

Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/magic-school-bus-lost-in-the-solar-system/136207

            Recommended for ages 7 and up

 

To the Moon!

by Jodie Shepherd, illustrated by Moke Byrne

            Recommended for ages 6 and up

 

Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet

by astronaut Buzz Aldrin

            Recommended for ages 8 and up

 

Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures

by Karen Bush Gibson

            Recommended for ages 12 and up

 

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

by Suzanne Slade

            Recommended for ages 4 and up

 

The Darkest Dark

by Chris Hadfield

Read by Storytime Now!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wKcsyHIsOQ

Song by Chris Hadfield here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGg30p1UNVI

            Recommend for ages 3 and up

 

Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon

by Suzanne Slade

            Recommended for ages 5 and up

 

A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen

            Recommended for ages 4 and up

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