Outer Space (revised)
A storytime on Outer Space is a wonderful opportunity to include some simple science in your storytime. Make these easy Sun paper plate crafts. Also see our previous version of an Outer Space -themed storytime from 2006.
Austin, Mike. Countdown with Milo. Milo the cat and his friend Mouse blast off into outer space in this delightful counting book.
Barton, Byron. I Want to Be an Astronaut. With deeply saturated colors, this informational book on astronauts will appeal to young children and help them understand space exploration.
Cousins, Lucy. Maisy’s Moon Landing. In this pop-up book with pull-tabs, Maisy travels in a rocket to the Moon.
Dean, James. Pete the Cat: Out of This World. Pete the Cat builds a rocket to outer space, and floats in zero gravity.
McNamara, Margaret. The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot. In this spoof of “The Three Pigs,” three green aliens choose to live on different planets in the Solar System.
Roeser, Matt. Oh No, Astro! An asteroid is hit by a passing satellite and heads for Earth.
Sweeney, Joan. Me and My Place in Space. A girl in an astronaut suit describes the sun, moon, and planets.