Space Science

Recommended Read-Alouds

This unit includes so many mini books that no additional read-alouds are needed. However, if you would like to include additional read-alouds, the following books are recommended.

The books listed can typically be purchased online or found at your local library. A printable list is available within the science unit and a visual list is provided below for your convenience. Click the pictures below to view details or purchase via Amazon.

Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick

This 95-page book features large print and nice black and white illustrations. Geared toward children ages 8-11, the writing is understandable and engaging. Overall, this is a fantastic book and our top pick for this unit.


What’s Out There: A Book About Space by Lynn Wilson

This book includes some information not covered in the unit, but mainly works great as a review of concepts learned in the unit. It has cute illustrations geared to younger children. Recommended for children ages 4-10.

Pluto: From Planet to Dwarf by Elaine Landau

This science unit mentions that Pluto used to be a major planet in our solar system and explains why that changed. However, this unit does not give information about Pluto itself. This book works nicely as an extension to the unit, giving information on Pluto and other space science topics. Recommended for children ages 8-14.



One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong by Don Brown

This short book with great illustrations includes information not covered in the unit, making it a good extension to the unit. Recommended for children ages 4-11.


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