Dreaming Big

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.

 

In Focus: Space Cover Image
By Elizabeth Jenner, Maggie Chiang (Illustrator), Emma Jayne (Illustrator), Jessie Ford (Illustrator), Sol Linero (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781944530297
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Published: 360 Degrees - April 7th, 2020

The Speed of Starlight: An Exploration of Physics, Sound, Light, and Space Cover Image
By Colin Stuart, Ximo Abadia (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536208559
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Published: Big Picture Press - October 1st, 2019

We are always fans of these oversized picture books from Big Picture Press, this one is all about physics, space and astronomy

 


The Race to Space: From Sputnik to the Moon Landing and Beyond... Cover Image
By Clive Gifford, Paul Daviz (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781786038906
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Published: words & pictures - May 21st, 2019

Nerdy Babies: Space Cover Image
By Emmy Kastner, Emmy Kastner (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250312044
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 7th, 2019

Such a cute and informative series, great for your curious little ones


Nerdy Babies: Space Cover Image
By Emmy Kastner, Emmy Kastner (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250312051
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 7th, 2019

How to Build Space Explorers with LEGO Bricks Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684125418
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - October 16th, 2018

For your lego fans, it's always fun to work some building into your learning

 


The History of Space Travel Puzzle: Astronomical 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle & Poster : Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults (Pop Chart Lab) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524763596
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Published: Clarkson Potter - August 28th, 2018

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062742469
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Published: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018

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. 


Ultimate Sticker Book: Space: More Than 250 Reusable Stickers Cover Image
By DK
$6.99
ISBN: 9781465448811
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Published: DK Children - June 21st, 2016

Pluto Gets the Call Cover Image
By Adam Rex, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414532
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Published: Beach Lane Books - November 12th, 2019

Planet fun, Pluto is unsure about being told they aren't a planet anymore

 


8 Little Planets Cover Image
By Chris Ferrie, Lizzy Doyle (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781492671244
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - October 2nd, 2018

A fun board book with cut outs for little explorers

 


Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars Cover Image
By Richard Ho, Katherine Roy (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250198334
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 29th, 2019

American Moonshot Young Readers' Edition: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062660282
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Published: HarperCollins - April 2nd, 2019

We Dream of Space Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747303
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 5th, 2020

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.


Space Case (Moon Base Alpha) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442494879
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2015

Stuart Gibbs's Moon Base Alpha series is always a hit