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Top 10 Astronomy Books for Kids


It's never too early to start learning about astronomy. Start your kids off right with these top astronomy books for kids.

1. Kingdom of the Sun: A Book of Planets

Kingdom of the Sun: A Book of Planets
Here's a fun tour of our solar system. The author uses the names of the planets to compare them to the gods and goddesses whom they are named after and finds some great similarities. Great book for aspiring astronomers.

2. DK Space Encyclopedia

DK Space Encyclopedia
By: Heather Couper Nigel Henbest -- DK provides great books and this is no exception. As its name implies, it's an encyclopedia with many great descriptions and images. I use this book, myself for a quick look at certain terms.

3. The Stars : A New Way to See Them

The Stars : A New Way to See Them
Houghton Mifflin Company
By: H. A. Rey -- How could the author of the Curious George books fail to write a wonderful book for kids. This book is a must for any young astronomer's library.

4. Astronomy Encyclopedia

By: Patrick Moore (Editor), Leif Robinson -- This is an easy to use, yet resourceful book for any budding astronomer. No library should be without it.

5. Telescope Power: Fantastic Activities & Easy Projects for Young Astronomers

By: Gregory L. Matloff, Grefory Matloff -- This is the perfect companion to your young person's telescope. It provides detailed instructions for a number of activities.

6. There's No Place like Space!: All about Our Solar System

By: Tish Rabe Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator) Created by Dr Seuss -- Using some of his best loved characters, Dr. Seuss takes you on a magical trip around the solar system. This is a fun book for kids of all ages, while being educational at the same time.

7. Exploring the Night Sky : The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners

By: Terence Dickinson - John Bianchi (Illustrator) -- Terence Dickinson is a great writer, with a number of astronomy books available for adults. This is an excellent work for youngsters as well.

8. The Backyard Astronomer's Guide

By: Terence Dickinson, Alan Dyer -- Add this to Dickinson's other entry here and throw in Telescope Power and you've got a powerful library.

9. Find the Constellations

By: H. A. Rey -- From the author of the Curious George series of books, this is a delghtful loo at the constellations. I highly recomend it for any youngster curious about the night sky.

10. Zoo In The Sky

Zoo In The Sky
This is a wonderful way to look at constellations. Christina Balit is a great artist and kids will love her work. I highly recommend this book for your young astronomers.

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