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A Universe of Stories – Space Travel

Zelda’s Big Adventure by Marie Alafaci

Zelda, determined to be the first chicken in space, carries on with her plans to build a spaceship, complete her training, and design experiments, even if her friends do not want to help.

Tiny Little Rocket by Richard Collingridge

5 4 3 2 1… BLAST OFF! There’s a tiny little rocket that will take you to the stars, It only flies there once a year, but zips you out past Mars… Jump in for a journey that is out of this world!

Bitty Bot by Tim McCanna, illustrated by Tad Carpenter

All of the bots in Botsburg are powering down for the night … but Bitty Bot isn’t tired! Bitty decides to build a rocket and go on a space adventure instead of going to sleep.

Mabel and Sam at Home by Linda Urban, illustrated by Hadley Hooper

Mabel and her younger brother Sam approach their new home and the trauma of moving by turning it into an adventure, imagining they are sailors approaching a new land, tour guides exploring a museum, and finally astronauts in space.

Nuts in Space by Elys Dolan

An elite crew has finally found the Lost Nuts of Legend. But will they get home before something happens to the nuts?

Where is the Rocket? By Harriet Ziefert

Illustrations and spare text take the reader on a journey in perspective that follows a rocket’s travels from a child’s bedroom to outer space and home again, emphasizing such concepts as near and far, above and below, middle, front, and back.

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

Young Chris loves pretending he’s a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem–at night, he’s afraid of the dark. Only when he watches the moon landing on TV does he realize how exciting the unknown can be. Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Earth Space Moon Base by  Ben Joel Price

An unlikely trio lands on a planet and keeps the inhabitants at bay using bananas.

Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats

With the help of his imagination, his parents, and a few scraps of junk, Louie and his friends build a spaceship and travel through outer space.

Nonfiction books

If you Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty

The text allows the reader to participate in every aspect of the journey, from packing (“don’t forget your diary and plenty of food”) to liftoff (at first you’ll feel heavy; don’t worry”) to traveling through space (where “the moon glows like a pearl in the black, black sky”). The reader lands at the Sea of Tranquility, the site of the first lunar landing.

The SpaceAdventurer’s Guide : your passport to the coolest things to see and do in the universe by Peter McMahon

A guide to space travel describes how to prepare and the different trips a person could make, the steps that each trip would involve, and some things to do at each destination.

Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthy

Meghan McCarthy blasts readers off to astronaut school in her new, young, nonfiction picture book. Take a ride on the “Vomit Comet” and learn how it feels to be weightless. Have your measurements taken–100 to be exact–for your very own space suit.

50 Things You Should Know about Space by Raman K. Prinja

From constellations to space shuttles, Space is as endlessly fascinating as the universe itself. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about space missions colliding galaxies, light years, solar eclipses, the surface of the Sun and much, much more in this exciting title.

Astronaut glove box activity: https://www.giftofcuriosity.com/diy-astronaut-glove-box/

Cardboard roll rocket: https://rainydaymum.co.uk/blast-off-tp-roll-rocket/

Space theme play mat: https://funlearningforkids.com/space-scene-play-mat/

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