Recommended Reading for Children

Space, Math, Astronomy, Rockets, and Strong Girls in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Board Books Picture Books Easy Readers Graphic Novels Fiction Non-Fiction and Biographies

Board Books:

Bizzy Bear Space Rocket
Benji Davies

The Solar System
Jill McDonald

Curious George and the Rocket

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering
Ruth Spiro

Space Walk
Salina Yoon

Picture Books:

Max’s Math
Kate Banks

I Want to be an Astronaut
Byron Barton

ABC Universe
Museum of Natural History

Ada Twist Scientist
Andrea Beaty

My Name is Not Isabella
Jennifer Fosberry

Toys in Space
Mini Gray

Infinity and Me
Kate Hosford

Mousetronaut Goes to Mars
Mark Kelly

Chicken in Space
Adam McAneney

Bitty Bot
Tim McCanna

Astronaut Handbook
Meghan McCarthy

11 Experiments that Failed
Jenny Offil

Math Curse
Jon Scieszka

The Most Magnificent Thing
Ashley Spires

Intersteller Cinderella
Deborah Underwood

Easy Readers:

Sally Ride
AnnMarie Anderson

Fly Guy Presents Space
Ted Arnold

Stellar Story of Space Travel
Patricia Lakin

Space Quest: Mission to Mars
Peter Lock

Robot Go Bot
Dana Meacher Rau

Children’s Graphic Novels:

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
Eoin Colfer

Zita the Space Girl
Ben Hatke (series)

Little Robot
Ben Hatke

Space Dumplins
Craig Thompson

Secret Coders
Gene Luen Yang

Children’s Fiction:

Milkshakes with Maria Mitchell
J.L. Anderson

Prudence E. Breitrose

Life on Mars
Jenifer Brown

The Number Devil
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Garvey’s Choice
Nikki Grimes

George’s Secret Key to the Universe
Lucy and Stephen Hawking

Astrotwins: Project Rescue
Mark Kelly

Gemini Summer
Iain Lawrence

Project Alpha
D.J. McHale

Adventure to the Planet Mars
Carole Marsh

Annika Riz, Math Whiz
Claudia Mills

The Magic Treehouse: Midnight on the Moon
Mary Pop Osbourne

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K
George Pincus

The Clueless Girl’s Guide to being a Genius
Janice Repka

Saraswati’s Way
Monika Schroder

Children’s Nonfiction and Biographies:


Finding Wonders: 3 Girls Who Changed Science
Jeanine Atkins

Look Up! The Story of the First Woman Astronaut
Robert Burleigh

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea
Robert Burleigh

The Women Who Launched the Computer Age
Laurie Calkhoven

How to Be Good at Math
Peter Clarke

Technology: Cool Women Who Code
Andi Diehn

Hedy Lamarr: Discover the Life of an Inventor
Ann Gaines

Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer
Carole Gerber

Astronomy, Astronauts and Space Exploration
Clive Gifford

How Do You Burp in Space
Susan Goodman

Cool Tessellations
Ander Hanson

School Rules! Math
Emma MacLaren Henke

The Boy Who Loved Math
Deborah Heiligman

Simon Holland

Launch a Rocket Into Space
Hilary Koll

Lives of the Scientists
Kathleen Krull

Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia
D. Anne Love

Grace Hopper Computer Whiz
 Patricia Murphies

Ada’s Ideas
Fiona Robinson

Building Aircraft and Spacecraft
Cynthia Roby

Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition
Margot Lee Shetterly

Why Space Matters to Me
Colin Stuart

Who Was Sally Ride?
Megan Stine

Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World
Rachel Swaby

Girls Think of Everything
Catherine Thimmesh

To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space
Carmella Van Vleet

Robots in Space
Fretland Van Voorst

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
Laurie Wallmark

Aerospace Engineer
Aprille Ericsson

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Teresa Wimmer


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