Blasting into Space: 10 books about space

Published on: 04 October 2022

Katie and Kevin Tsang, authors of Space Blasters, recommend ten excellent books about space.

Kevin and Katie Tsang and Space Blasters

Board Books

Let’s Go Into Space by Petr Horáček is a beautiful and engaging board book that takes the tiniest space fans on an adventure!

Picture Books

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers is a gorgeous book about Earth and its place in the universe.

Chapter Books

Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Space by Katie and Kevin Tsang (illustrated by Nathan Reed) is from our Sam Wu series, where readers first hear about the show Space Blasters. In Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Space, Sam gets to go to space camp! We did tons of research about real-life space camp, and had so much fun writing it. Kevin always wanted to go to Space Camp, so this book is especially personal to him. 

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend by Rebecca Patterson is a sweet story about friendship and belonging, even when you are going to school on the moon!

Hilo, The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winnick is a delightfully madcap graphic novel about Hilo, a boy from outer space, who crashes onto earth. Most of this one actually takes place on Earth, but it has space themes.

The Story Shop: Blast Off by Tracey Corderoy and illustrated by Tony Neal is a funny tale about a Space Mouse going on adventures! 

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle: This is one of our all-time favourite books. Katie loves it so much, we even included a passage from it at our wedding. It is an intergalactic, interdimensional space adventure but it is also a story about family, both born and made, the importance of friendship, and the power of love.

Young Adult

Chasing The Stars by Malorie Blackman is a romantic Othello retelling, set in space, by the Queen of YA herself. What isn’t to love?

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James is a twisty, thrilling sci-fi about a girl all on her own on a spaceship and what happens when she receives communications from a mysterious spaceship…


What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid is a stunningly illustrated introduction to the night sky, and it also includes myths and history of space.

Topics: Features, Space

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