Early reader text makes this a great book for kids in first through third grade who want to know more about the life of an astronaut. Photographs combined with drawings help to explain how an astronaut is chosen, trained, and the life they live as they perform a mission in space. Great detail and science.
Space Heroes: Amazing Astronauts (DK Readers)
By James Buckley DK Children, 2004
ISBN: 0789498960 Ages: 7-9
Learn all about some of the first astronauts to travel into space. Great pictures and history outline the challenges that humans faced to get into space.
Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (National Geographic Kids)
By David A. Aguilar National Geographic Children's Books, 2013
ISBN: 1426309481 Ages: 10 - up
Head out on your own space mission with the help of National Geographic to explore our solar system and beyond. Photographs, illustrations, charts, graphs, and diagrams help you to understand about each space body and what science knows about each of them. Learn about famous astronauts, missions and their equipment. Take a look at space and what science has found out there. Fascinating reading for all space lovers no matter how old.
A Trip into Space: An Adventure to the International Space Station
By Lori Haskins Houran Albert Whitman & Company, 2014
ISBN: 0807580910 Ages: 4-7
Go on a trip with two astronauts as they live and work on the International Space Station.
Space Stations (The Solar System)
By Steve Kortenkamp First Facts, 2007
ISBN: 1429600640 Ages: 6-9
This book is written by an astronomer who works at the Planetary Science Institute. He knows the science of space and shares his knowledge of the history of space stations.
The Best Book of Spaceships
By Ian Graham Kingfisher, 2008
ISBN: 9780753461769 Ages: 5-8
This is a terrific book for elementary students learning about space exploration. It covers everything from early rockets to manned space travel to space station missions. A great look at the history of man's love of space.
NASA (The Solar System)
By Steve Kortenkamp First Facts, 2007
ISBN: 1429600624 Ages: 6-9
Dr. Kortenkamp from the Planetary Science Institute has given us a look at NASA. Find out how NASA explores the solar system and how their inventions have impacted our lives.
Space Exploration (TIME for Kids Nonfiction Readers) (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers: Level 3.6)
By Christine Dugan Teacher Created Materials, 2011
ISBN: 143333674X Ages: 6-8
Man has always wanted to explore and space is a natural unknown just waiting to be traveled. Time for Kids has created a history of man's exploration of space. Great photographs and important events in the history of the effort to explore space make this a must for all future astronauts.
Women in Space
By Carol S. Briggs Lerner Publications, 1998
ISBN: 0822549379 Ages: 11 and up
This book tells the story of how women have contributed to the history of the exploration of space. It includes the stories of how space exploration began and the first American women to be chosen to be astronauts. Historic events in the role of women in space including two Russian cosmonauts. The job of a woman astronaut was not an easy one and sometimes involved fighting for their chance to be included.
Simple History: The Space Race
By Daniel Turner CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014
ISBN: 1495347125 Ages: 9-12
Fun and colorful illustrations are a key component of this book which shares the history of the two major countries of the world and their race to be the first at many milestones in space exploration. Great historical look, filled with important details.
Space Dogs: Pioneers of Space Travel
By Chris Dubbs iUniverse, 2003
ISBN: 0595267351 Ages: 9 and up
Humans were not the first space travelers. Animals were sent up first to test space conditions and how the body would react to weightlessness. So these dogs were the “guinea pigs” who tested spaceflight. Learn how their role was important to the history of space exploration.
By Ann Weil Saddleback Educational Publishing, 2004
ISBN: 1562546627 Ages: 11 and up
Not all space missions turn out the way they were planned. This is the story of manned missions that had tragic outcomes. Includes the stories of Apollo 1, Apollo 13, Soyuz 11, Challenger, and Columbia.