5 of the best children’s books about space

Whether it's aliens, planets or stars – these books about space are truly out of this world

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If your child loves space, planets, UFOs, aliens or anything to do with the solar system and life beyond Earth, then these books about space are bound to keep them well and truly entertained 🚀

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We’ve picked out a mix of fun fiction as well as books packed with space facts, suitable for children aged from 2 to 6 plus.

Settle down for some exciting adventures in this galaxy and those far, far away… 👾

5 of the best children’s books about space…

1. Aliens Love Underpants

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Written by Clare Freedman and Ben Cort, Aliens Love Underpants is the very funny story that spawned a whole series of books and a live theatre show.

Why do aliens come from outer space? Is it to explore the earth, to find out more about human beings… or to steal our pants?

Great rhyming text and bright and bold illustrations which add to the mayhem! Great fun.

Age: 2+
Price: £6.99
Available from: World of Books

2.  You Choose in Space 


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The latest title in this popular series from stellar illustrator Nick Sharratt and author Pippa Goodheart – is all about, yes you guessed it – space.

You Choose in Space (Puffin) lets you create your own story as you select your alien alter ego, some freaky friends and all the ingredients for a picnic on a planet. Great fun and never the same tale twice.

Age: 3+
Price: £6.99
Available from: Amazon

3. Mad About Space


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Mad About Space is a super little fact book published by Ladybird. Suitable for young children with an appetite for learning, this illustrated book features all you need to know about planets, stars and space travel. Also comes with downloadable posters.

Age: 5+
Price: £2.99
Available from: Amazon

4. Space Exploration: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide


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John Holcroft’s pocket guide (Walker Books) is a fantastic resource for all aspiring astronauts. Created in partnership with the Science Museum, it covers 12 key points in the history of space, including the first man in space, the first moon landing and the space station.

Unfolds into a full timeline and is beautifully created.

Age: 5+
Price: £5
Available from: Amazon

5.The Pop Up, Pull Out Space Book: Amazing Pop-Up Planets! Interactive Pull-Out Pages


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The title of this book just about says it all. Suitable for slightly older children, this 32-page highly-illustrated title offers a guide to the moon and all the planets, as well as constellations and galaxies.

It is is both a fun and very informative guide that also includes quizzes and plenty of facts.

Age: 6+
Price: £15.99
Available from: Book Depository

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