Yesterday's scrubbed Spacex launch has my kids asking a lot of questions about space and space travel. What a great time to work some fun learning into our day, with so much to explore and ponder. From rocket science to planets, there's something fun to focus on for all those curious minds out there.
We are excitedly looking forward to the launch rescheduled for Saturday, but in the meantime, here are some great books for those young people in your life curious about what's out there.
We are always fans of these oversized picture books from Big Picture Press, this one is all about physics, space and astronomy
Such a cute and informative series, great for your curious little ones
For your lego fans, it's always fun to work some building into your learning
The story of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, the four brilliant black mathematicians and the role they played in the space race of the 1960s.
Planet fun, Pluto is unsure about being told they aren't a planet anymore
A fun board book with cut outs for little explorers
A new book from Erin Entrada Kelly is an exciting thing. Set in 1986, three siblings navigate middle school and a dysfunctional family while learning about space leading up to the failed Challenger launch. The characters are deep and real, making this a great choice for fans of books about resilient kids and the struggles of middle school. The launch is handled delicately, with back material about those that died in the mission.
Stuart Gibbs's Moon Base Alpha series is always a hit