Books about space
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...
Author: Philip Reeve Illustrator: David Wyatt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Award-winning Reeve indulges his love of historical technology in a new novel for younger readers, which is as captivating as the Mortal Engines quartet was for an older audience.
Author: Claire Freedman Illustrator: Ben Cort
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Underpants are a source of humour whatever your reading age, even, it appears, when it comes to aliens!
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce Illustrator: Steven Lenton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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 best boy for the job?
Author: Madeleine L'engle
Publisher: Puffin Classics
When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as 'It'.
Author: Simon Bartram
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Bob knows almost everything there is to know about the moon - but there's something going on behind his back that he hasn't spotted...
Author: Mini Grey
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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 story about the arrival of a mysterious alien spaceship...
Author: John Boyne Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Barnaby Brocket has an unusual gift: he defies the law of gravity and floats. Embarassed by their child's 'abnormality', his parents set out to keep his feet on the ground.
Author: Eric Brown Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
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 accident, they rocket into space and have to find their way back by navigating past all the planets, learning about them as they go!
Author: Jim Ladd Illustrator: Benji Davies
Publisher: Nosy Crow
More swash and buckle in space than you can imagine when Sam and the crew of the Jolly Apollo continue their quest for Planet X. The fourth book in the Space Pirates series.
Author: Pippa Goodhart Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
You choose how this story unfolds, so a new adventure can be enjoyed each time of reading. A spectacular book to stimulate creative storytelling and language development, full of vibrant illustration. Not to be missed!