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Top 10 Astronomy Books for Kids

Updated on November 11, 2014

Top Ten Books on Astronomy For Kids

Astronomy - this has to be one of the oldest and most fascinating sciences involving the study of celestial objects such as planets, stars and galaxies.

Astonishingly, even though astronomy is an ancient science, it took the relatively recent invention of the telescope to turn the subject into a modern science. Interestingly, this science is one that has been contributed to by both professional and amateur students. It is hard to think of any other branch of science where the amateur is able to make such significant contributions.

I have selected these Top 10 Astronomy Books for Kids for the way they impart information, learning and fun to their young reader.

These Children's books will I believe engage any child and perhaps start them on a lifetimes journey and fascination with the heavens above us.

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Stellar space facts for kids - For kids aged 7 to 12 years of age

The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book: Blast into outer space with stellar facts, intergalactic trivia, and out-of-this-world puzzles
The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book: Blast into outer space with stellar facts, intergalactic trivia, and out-of-this-world puzzles

There are many attempts to define just what astronomy is - NASA defines astronomy as simply "the study of stars, planets and space." Now every child can start on a wonderful adventure as they begin to explore for themselves.

 

How many of these Famous Astronomers do you know? - images sourced from Wikipedia

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Isaac Newton   -1643 to 1727Widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time.Williiam Herschel1738 to 1822Discovered the planet Uranus and the moons Titania and Oberon.Steven Hawkin1942 - Famous for his books "A Brief History of Time" and "The Universe in a Nutshell"Carl Sagan1934 to 1996Famous for popularising the science.Albert Einstein1879 to 1955Best known for his theory of Relativity.
Isaac Newton   -1643 to 1727Widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time.
Isaac Newton - 1643 to 1727 Widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time.
Williiam Herschel1738 to 1822Discovered the planet Uranus and the moons Titania and Oberon.
Williiam Herschel 1738 to 1822 Discovered the planet Uranus and the moons Titania and Oberon.
Steven Hawkin1942 - Famous for his books "A Brief History of Time" and "The Universe in a Nutshell"
Steven Hawkin 1942 - Famous for his books "A Brief History of Time" and "The Universe in a Nutshell"
Carl Sagan1934 to 1996Famous for popularising the science.
Carl Sagan 1934 to 1996 Famous for popularising the science.
Albert Einstein1879 to 1955Best known for his theory of Relativity.
Albert Einstein 1879 to 1955 Best known for his theory of Relativity.

Kids First Big Book of Space

Did you know that Asteroids, which are made of rock and metal, orbit our Sun.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space

 

An Introduction to the science of Astronomy - video

Real Science

Did you know that our Sun was formed some 55 million years ago from a cloud of dust and gas.

Astronomy, Level I  (Real Science-4-Kids)
Astronomy, Level I (Real Science-4-Kids)

Level I Astronomy Student Text introduces young students to the scientific discipline of astronomy. Students will learn about different astronomy tools, including telescopes and moon rovers, phases of the Moon and the Sun's solar energy.

 

Kids Book of the Night Sky

The Kids Book of the Night Sky
The Kids Book of the Night Sky

boys and girls will discover all the secrets the night sky holds.

 

For ages 10 and upwards

Basher Science: Astronomy: Out of this World!
Basher Science: Astronomy: Out of this World!

The universe has never been so cool.

 

Out of this World Coloring Book

Out of This World!: Designs to Color (Dover Design Coloring Books)
Out of This World!: Designs to Color (Dover Design Coloring Books)

Who can resist the urge to color? Budding astronomers will be sure to enjoy these imaginative designs.

 

Have you ever looked at the night sky through a telescope?

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Eyewitness Astronomy - Ideal for young and old alike.

Did you know while we have so far only found about 26 very large Asteriods to-date, there are probably millions out there which are much smaller.

Astronomy (DK Eyewitness Books)
Astronomy (DK Eyewitness Books)

Lots of wonderful pictures and well written text.

 

First Book of Stars

First Book of Stars
First Book of Stars

Patrick Moore introduces the stars and the night sky to complete beginners and children in this brand new, highly illustrated guide.

 

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      Ben Reed 3 years ago

      @aesta1: It is a fascinating subject to study.

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I wish I have read much on astronomy as a kid.

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      Leroy J Dayhoff 3 years ago from Scottsboro, AL

      I remember wanting to be an astronomer as a kid....that certainly didn't happen, but I am still very intrigued by astrology and outer space. Great products for kids here.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @lollyj lm: I too was a kid before TV and the internet - books just seemed to have so much more meaning back then...

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      Laurel Johnson 4 years ago from Washington KS

      I was fascinated by astronomy as a kid and read everything I could get my hands on. I was a kid before TV and before the internet so books were all I had in those days. Wonderful book info here.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @TanoCalvenoa: Thank you.

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      Great ideas - your science books for kids lenses are excellent. Good to get kids interested in things that actually matter.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @BritFlorida: Seven is such a wonderful age - a world of exploration ahead of them.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      My granddaughter is seven and just discovering the wonderful world of astronomy!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @webmavern: I think it gives them the gift of learning and an interest that will stay with many for the whole of their lives.

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      A fascinating subject for anyone of any age, but a great interest/hobby to encourage kids to follow.

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      alexilady lm 4 years ago

      Great lens. I just heard that they've discovered a new planet made out of diamonds. It's a bit far but that is prime real estate

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      Avi Wolfson 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Astronomy is an interesting subject for kids to learn about. :)

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      sallemange 5 years ago

      I love astronomy, where we live the skies are really clear so we get great views.