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:

Coming Soon
Bizzy Bear Space Rocket
Benji Davies
The Solar System
The Solar System

Jill McDonald
Curious George and the Rocket
Curious George and the Rocket

H. A. Rey
Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering
Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering

Ruth Spiro
Coming Soon
Space Walk
Salina Yoon

Picture Books:

 Max's Math
Max’s Math

Kate Banks
I Want to be an Astronaut
I Want to be an Astronaut

Byron Barton
ABC Universe
ABC Universe

Museum of Natural History
Twist Scientist
Ada Twist Scientist

Andrea Beaty
My Name is Not Isabella
My Name is Not Isabella

Jennifer Fosberry
Toys in Space
Toys in Space

Mini Gray
Infinity and Me
Infinity and Me

Kate Hosford
Mousetronaut Goes to Mars
Mousetronaut Goes to Mars

Mark Kelly
Chicken in Space
Chicken in Space

Adam McAneney
Bitty Bot
Bitty Bot

Tim McCanna
Astronaut Handbook
Astronaut Handbook

Meghan McCarthy
11 Experiments that Failed
11 Experiments that Failed

Jenny Offil
Math Curse
Math Curse

Jon Scieszka
The Most Magnificent Thing
The Most Magnificent Thing

Ashley Spires
Intersteller Cinderella
Intersteller Cinderella

Deborah Underwood

Easy Readers:

 Sally Ride
Sally Ride

AnnMarie Anderson
Fly Guy Presents Space
Fly Guy Presents Space

Ted Arnold
Stellar Story of Space Travel
Stellar Story of Space Travel

Patricia Lakin
Space Quest: Mission to Mars
Space Quest: Mission to Mars

Peter Lock
Robot Go Bot
Robot Go Bot

Dana Meacher Rau

Children’s Graphic Novels:

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

Eoin Colfer
Zita the Space Girl
Zita the Space Girl

Ben Hatke (series)
Little Robot
Little Robot

Ben Hatke
Space Dumplins
Space Dumplins

Craig Thompson
Secret Coders
Secret Coders

Gene Luen Yang

Children’s Fiction:

Milkshakes with Maria Mitchell
Milkshakes with Maria Mitchell

J.L. Anderson
Mousenet
Mousenet

Prudence E. Breitrose
Life on Mars
Life on Mars

Jenifer Brown
The Number Devil
The Number Devil

Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Garvey's Choice
Garvey’s Choice

Nikki Grimes
George's Secret Key to the Universe
George’s Secret Key to the Universe

Lucy and Stephen Hawking
Astrotwins: Project Rescue
Astrotwins: Project Rescue

Mark Kelly
Gemini Summer
Gemini Summer

Iain Lawrence
Project Alpha
Project Alpha

D.J. McHale
Adventure to the Planet Mars
Adventure to the Planet Mars

Carole Marsh
Annika Riz, Math Whiz
Annika Riz, Math Whiz

Claudia Mills
The Magic Treehouse: Midnight on the Moon
The Magic Treehouse: Midnight on the Moon

Mary Pop Osbourne
The 14 Fibs of Gregory K
The 14 Fibs of Gregory K

George Pincus
The Clueless Girl's Guide to being a Genius
The Clueless Girl’s Guide to being a Genius

Janice Repka
Saraswati's Way
Saraswati’s Way

Monika Schroder

Children’s Nonfiction and Biographies:

 

Finding Wonders: 3 Girls Who Changed Science
Finding Wonders: 3 Girls Who Changed Science

Jeanine Atkins
Look Up! The Story of the First Woman Astronaut
Look Up! The Story of the First Woman Astronaut

Robert Burleigh
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea

Robert Burleigh
The Women Who Launched the Computer Age
The Women Who Launched the Computer Age

Laurie Calkhoven
How to Be Good at Math

How to Be Good at Math
Peter Clarke

Technology: Cool Women Who Code
Technology: Cool Women Who Code

Andi Diehn
Hedy Lamarr: Discover the Life of an Inventor
Hedy Lamarr: Discover the Life of an Inventor

Ann Gaines
Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer
Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer

Carole Gerber
Astronomy, Astronauts and Space Exploration
Astronomy, Astronauts and Space Exploration

Clive Gifford
How Do You Burp in Space
How Do You Burp in Space

Susan Goodman
Cool Tessellations
Cool Tessellations

Ander Hanson
School Rules! Math

School Rules! Math
Emma MacLaren Henke
The Boy Who Loved Math
The Boy Who Loved Math

Deborah Heiligman
Space!

Space!
Simon Holland

Launch a Rocket Into Space
Launch a Rocket Into Space

Hilary Koll
Lives of the Scientists
Lives of the Scientists

Kathleen Krull
Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia
Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia

D. Anne Love
Grace Hopper Computer Whiz
Grace Hopper Computer Whiz

Patricia Murphies
Ada's Ideas
Ada’s Ideas

Fiona Robinson
Building Aircraft and Spacecraft
Building Aircraft and Spacecraft

Cynthia Roby
Comin Soon
Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition
Margot Lee Shetterly
Why Space Matters to Me

Why Space Matters to Me
Colin Stuart

Who Was Sally Ride?

Who Was Sally Ride?
Megan Stine

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

Rachel Swaby
Girls Think of Everything
Girls Think of Everything

Catherine Thimmesh
To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space
To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space
Carmella Van Vleet
Robots in Space
Robots in Space
Fretland Van Voorst
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
Laurie Wallmark
Aerospace Engineer
Aerospace Engineer
Aprille Ericsson
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Teresa Wimmer


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