Space Books for Preschool

Learning about the solar system? Space books for preschool kids are a great way to introduce concepts!

My kids have always loved learning about space and the planets. There was rarely a clear summer night when they weren't gazing up at the stars asking about the constellations.

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I learned early on that space books for preschool age children were an easy way to explain concepts and get them even more interested in learning about the solar system. Here are some of our favorites!

Preschool Space Books

There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) by Tish Rabe

Follow The Cat in the Hat while he explores the solar system.

Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines) by Tony Mitton

Learn all about the rockets that can take astronauts to space.

Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story (Paula Wiseman Books) by Mark Kelly

Even though Meteor is a small mouse she is hardworking. There are lots of things you can accomplish even if you are small.

Space Walk (Lift-the-Flap Adventures) by Salina Yoon

Join the space guide and adventure through outer space. Lift the flaps to uncover really cool things!

Fly Guy Presents: Space (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) by Tedd Arnold

Fly Guy and Buzz go to the space museum and learn all about outer space…. and so will you!

On the Launch Pad: A Counting Book About Rockets by Michael Dahl

Countdown while the space shuttle awaits lift off!

Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney

Where in space is everything? Where's the sun and stars? Where is earth… find out!

Curious George Discovers Space by H. A. Rey

Follow Curious George on his trip to space to help Professor Pizza and Professor Einstein.

Space Song Rocket Ride by Sunny Scribens

Learn about the planets and stars while you singalong with this book.

Our Stars by Anne Rockwell

There are telescopes and satellites to study stars, but it's just as fun to use your eyes and look up at the sky.

Sponge in Space! By Little Golden Books

Follow Spongebob when he blasts up to space and realizes there's nothing like home.

Bizzy Bear: Space Rocket by Nosy Crow

Follow Buzzy Bear as he blasts off, sees aliens and jumps on the moon.

Is There Life in Outer Space by Franklyn M. Branley

Many things live on Earth, but do they live elsewhere?

Astronauts (First Explorers) by Christiane Engel

Learn how astronauts eat, sleep and work in space.

The First Space Missions by Megan C. Peterson

Learn about all the firsts that happened in outer space.

No matter which space books for preschool you use, be sure to let your little learner explore them on his own, as well as read with him. Not only will he have fun learning about space, but so will you!

Check out these fun Space Crafts for Kids and the Why is the Sky Blue? Science Experiment to go along with your space exploration!

We also love this free, 5 day Space Activity Guide from our friends at Kids Activities!

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Cynthia Rusincovitch
Cynthia Rusincovitch


This is awesome! My husband is an aerospace engineer so my girls are fascinated with all things rockets and planes. :)



All of these look like great reads!