Books about space

We are All Astronauts

Take a look at our favourite children's books about space.

These great intergalactic adventures for all ages will take you on exciting interstellar journeys through the cosmos...

  • Swarm Rising

    Author: Tim Peake and Steve Cole

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Swarm Rising

    Author: Tim Peake and Steve Cole

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    An absorbing, exciting, sci-fi adventure based on an ingenious concept, thoughtfully planned and with a strong environmental messa…

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  • Space Oddity

    Author: Christopher Edge Illustrator: Ben Mantle

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Space Oddity

    Author: Christopher Edge Illustrator: Ben Mantle

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Jake thinks his dad is just embarrassing, but it turns out he’s an alien! This is a funny and heart-warming sci-fi story about a f…

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  • Space Kids

    Author: Steve Parker Illustrator: Andrea De Santis

    Interest level: 6-10

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Space Kids

    Author: Steve Parker Illustrator: Andrea De Santis

    Interest level: 6-10

    Reading age: 7+

    Including topics such as stars, planets, moons, gravity and even how astronauts are able to eat and sleep, each page of this fasci…

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  • Larklight

    Author: Philip Reeve Illustrator: David Wyatt

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Larklight

    Author: Philip Reeve Illustrator: David Wyatt

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

    Award-winning Reeve indulges his love of historical technology in a new novel for younger readers, which is as captivating as the …

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  • Cosmic

    Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce Illustrator: Steven Lenton

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Cosmic

    Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce Illustrator: Steven Lenton

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the …

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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    Author: Madeleine L'engle

    Interest level: 9-13

    Reading age: 9+

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  • A Wrinkle in Time

    Author: Madeleine L'engle

    Interest level: 9-13

    Reading age: 9+

    When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet wher…

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  • The Man on the Moon!

    Author: Simon Bartram

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • The Man on the Moon!

    Author: Simon Bartram

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    Bob knows almost everything there is to know about the moon - but there's something going on behind his back that he hasn't spotte…

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  • Toys in Space

    Author: Mini Grey

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Toys in Space

    Author: Mini Grey

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    The toys have been left outside in the garden one summer night. To help to pass the time till morning, Wonderdoll begins to tell a…

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  • Space Ace

    Author: Eric Brown Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 5-10

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Space Ace

    Author: Eric Brown Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 5-10

    Reading age: 6+

    Billy's grandad is a retired astronaut who likes to take Billy on tours around the earth in his space ship. However, one day, by a…

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  • You Choose In Space

    Author: Pippa Goodhart Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • You Choose In Space

    Author: Pippa Goodhart Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

    You choose how this story unfolds, so a new adventure can be enjoyed each time of reading. A spectacular book to stimulate cr…

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